Opera director, Transdisciplinary artist, Educator

Julie Beauvais is an opera director, transdisciplinary artist and educator based in Switzerland and India. Her body of work ranges from theater, choreography and opera to
field research, community projects and new forms of opera. Her creations exploring open architecture, conscious movement, and radical listening have been presented and
exhibited internationally since 2001.

After graduating from Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2000, Beauvais co-founds several companies in the United States, in Switzerland and in Denmark. For seven years,
she explores forms of epic theatre in diverse political contexts. The work leads to long term collaborations with Brazilian, Mongolian, and Nicaraguan companies.

In 2006, she begins staging operas and soon focuses on the contemporary repertoire. She creates a platform for her experiments by founding BadNewsFromTheStars*, a
transdisciplinary laboratory of innovative convergences to explore and deepen the art of listening. Together with her collaborators, Beauvais explores new perspectives on
trans-territorial cooperation for sustainable development in the context of emerging challenges and shifting paradigms.

Invited to share her research and passionate about transmission, she consistently collaborates with educational institutions, including ZHdK–Zürcher Hochschule der
Künste, Hochschule für Musik FHNW in Basel, Hochschule Luzern–Musik, EPFL–Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, HEMU–Haute Ecole de Musique, International
Theatre School of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Arthaus.Berlin International Training and Research Center, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology in
Bangalore, and more.

In 2018, she launches The Witness, an opera of a new kind, a cooperative platform and network of communities closely following the manifestations of the planetary
paradigm shift perceptible in the territory they inhabit. From 2020 to 2022, she founds and co-directs Sonic Matter–Experimental Music Platform based in Zurich. In 2021,
she initiates ALTER- Altitude Laboratory I Transition Experiments I Research, a high-altitude residency program nurturing collaboration among artists, researchers and local
inhabitants that responds to environmental crises in high-mountain communities.

Recently, Beauvais directed, with artist Horace Lundd, ORLANDO, a new paradigm opera co-produced by La Bâtie–Festival de Genève, performed among others at the
FIBA–Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, the Festival de Santiago a Mil, the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo, the O. Festival in Rotterdam, the Manifesta13
European biennial in Marseille, and throughout India.