Julian Barnett

Artist-in-Residence in Dance

 Spring Term 2018-Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or by appointment

Barnett is a multicultural artist who creates performances that examine the social-political possibilities for transformation and empathy, through the lenses of dance, philosophy, musicology, science, and the supernatural. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Northern California, he primarily lives in New York and works internationally. His performances have been commissioned and presented by Danspace Project, PS 122 (NY), Hubbard Street (Chicago), Tangente (Montreal), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), La Briqueterie - CDC Val-de-Marne (Paris), Dansateliers (Rotterdam), and the i-Dance Festival (Hong Kong), amongst others. Barnett has been an artist in residence at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg in Germany, the Joyce Foundation in New York, Bates Dance Festival, and was a danceWEB Scholar at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. In 2015, Barnett was a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellow, where he studied Butoh at the Kazuo Ohno Studio in Yokohama. As a performer, Barnett’s collaborations continue to influence his work and he has had the privilege of working with Jeanine Durning, Steve Paxton, Wally Cardona, Benoit Lachambre, Johannes Wieland, Lar Lubovitch, Daria Fain, Kota Yamazaki, Doug Elkins, Larry Keigwin, Kevin Wynn, and others. As an educator, Barnett continues to share his practices as a lecturer and guest artist at Princeton, NYU Tisch, Juilliard, SUNY Purchase, CalArts, and more. Barnett entered the dance field through hip-hop and breakdancing and eventually went onto to train at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Ailey School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, earning his BFA. In 2012, he completed his Masters in choreography at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in the Netherlands. Say hello at www.julianbarnett.com.


Program in Dance

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753