Júlia M. Campistany Albareda
Likes: olives and a sense of humour
Dislikes: pretension and spelling miskates
I am originally from a small town outside Barcelona, Alella, and currently based in the Netherlands, where I graduated from Codarts Circus Arts.
I worked with the dance company Meyer-Chaffaud during my last year in school and toured the year after. Also, during the winter of 2018-2019 I took part in the creation Het Wonderlijke Kerst by Circus Ronaldo. In both cases I was engaged in the creation process not only as a performer but also in the artistic proposal.
Throughout the year 2018 and 2019, I created my first piece It Happens. It Happens is a 40 ' piece which research initiated as my graduation act for Codarts Circus Arts. In this project, I work with Zè Malandro, composer of the current music of the piece and performer on stage. This is the first project that I directed and led, both artistically and administratively. We have been touring since 2019 and the whole experience has been a learning process. This project received trust and help from different parties such as Circunstruction and Buro Piket.
Next to It Happens, I take part in the company Rita and Rita, currently working on our first piece Rita. With this project we explore the discipline of mouth balance (an old Chinese discipline) and the dance trapeze together with Annika Hemmerling. Michael Zandl is the outside eye of the piece. This project is supported by Zirkus On in Germany.
Since 2021, I worked on my second own creation PELUDA. In 2023, it is one of the shortlisted projects from Circus Next and premières in Festival Circolo and Theater op de Markt.
In the past three years, I have been working as a guest teacher in Codarts Circus Arts. I work as a guest teacher for the composition lesson, where I accompany students in the research for their own work and give creation workshops. Since 2021, I work as a direction assistant in the group creations and in 2024, I direct the C1 groupshow.