Julyen Hamilton is a dancer/choreographer/poet/teacher/musician. He has been making and performing dances for 45 years throughout the world. He has made over 100 solos as well as 20 years of Company pieces and numerous collaborations with dancers and musicians and theatre performers. Born and brought up in England he trained in London in the 1970’s, a time of radical experimentation, he has been an exponent of innovative performance since that time. His work is mostly improvised: he composes dance works instantly as well as the texts which often accompany them. His work with text is unique. It fuses naturally his long-term writing practice with his refined skills in dancing. When working with his company ALLEN’S LINE he directs dancers and lighting designers to make and perform work through this same immediacy. Since the 80’s he has performed constantly in close collaboration with many of the highest quality musicians from all over Europe. It is with some of these musicians that he gives readings of his poetry. He is at present performing the solos ‘INTERVIEW‘ ,’HELD DEAR’ and ‘a KOAN for our Times’ performing with bass player Barre Phillips and Nuria Andorra amongst many others. With his company ALLEN’S LINE, he has been performing ‘The Eclipse of Reason’ in Rome, Paris, Bruxelles and France during 2022 and will present ´GOAT OCEAN´ throughout 2023. As a pianist he plays regularly with Hamilton Carroll in Berlin and Brussels. Their first CD ‘POINTER’ was released in 2016. His label ‘BLUEDOG PUBLISHING.net’ produces videos of his performances on DVD, CDs and print. His new poetry album ‘Jack Gets Out of Prison’ with bassist Wilbert de Joode was released in 2018 and ‘The Road to Amarillo’ piano/text/bass with Giorgos Kokkinaris released in 2022.
MOVE / DANCE & THEATER
THE SPONTANEOUS – THE CHALLENGED – THE SHARED
The moving body, its poetry in the context of others as dancers or audience.