Through Mathieu Girard
Sometimes a life can be littered with missed opportunities, that of Julie hega is made up of opportunities that it has been able to seize. At 27, this young woman from Caen (Calvados) it’s already a artist accomplice and jack-of-all-trades.
From music to comedy, through singing and the visual arts, she has chosen to explore all the facets of her talent.
“One day, it will be you on stage …”
Yet… “When I was little, I never said to myself ‘I want to be an actress’, I rather saw myself becoming a teacher or an architect. I didn’t think an artistic career was a possibility at all. It happened by force of circumstances, by chance… ”
Or rather thanks to a teacher from Cormelles-le-Royal, where Julie was educated in primary school. “She noticed that I had ‘something’, and she suggested to my parents that I enter the conservatory competition. At the age of 7, she entered class at flexible times and opted for the cello. “I don’t know why, but I really liked the sound of this instrument, which I found very electrifying. “
Around 13-14 years old, she takes another path.
I attended the concert of a pianist and a cellist at the Théâtre de Caen with my mother, she said to me “one day, it will be you on stage”, and I had the intuition that it is was not what I wanted to do.
She continued her apprenticeship, but without providing “the efforts required for a future career as a professional musician”.
Jean-Pierre Dupuy, “my soul mate”
No carelessness for as much, since the teenager invests enormously in the plastic arts, “with ten hours of lessons per week”, and begins to be interested in the theater.
I started in second, at Malherbe high school, and I liked it a lot to the point of considering it as a profession. The father of a friend of mine, who was a director, introduced me to Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
This great figure of the Caen theatrical scene will take Julie Héga under his wing. “He introduced me to so many things, recommended lectures, see plays, etc. »His mentor? “No, I see him more as my soul mate. Jean-Pierre is someone who still accompanies me today in my career choices. “
A good student, the young Caennaise nevertheless abandons the idea of pursuing higher education. It is formed at Actea, a local company for the quality of its teaching. “I simply had an appetite for culture. I started working very quickly after school. “
At 21, at Avignon Festival, she plays in the room The sky, the night and the glorious stone by Thomas Jolly, a formerActea, known for its 5 p.m. adaptation of the Henry VI by William Shakespeare.
Describing herself as a “free electron”, Julie has chosen not to tie her fate to any troop. “I like to multiply the meetings, the universes and the authors. I am really in the
discovery. »At the cost of a certain instability?
There are advantages and disadvantages in choosing everything. Even though my future is uncertain, it is for me the fairest way to have a career.
Her journey leads her to a certain Lazare. “It was the first time that I worked with a director who is also an author. He gave me the most beautiful theatrical adventure with the play Dark river, who toured for 3 years throughout the
Baby lyric singer
At the turn of one performance among others, she meets Samuel Achache and Jeanne Candel, artistic directors of the theater of theAquarium from Paris. “They pushed me towards lyrical singing. “
A new intuition, confirmed by Sébastien Daucé, the conductor of theMatch Set, currently in residence at Caen Theater. Julie will then use the parenthesis of covid-19 to find her voice.
It is a huge job, which has only just begun. I still consider myself a lyrical baby singer.
She has already been able to test her progress this summer, at Aix en Provence Festival, in Innocence, an opera by Kaija Saariaho, a great Finnish composer.
And Julie does not intend to stop there. Saturday 23 October, she will also unveil I have this dream, a draft of her first personal project, which she describes as “a mixture of languages (French, Italian, Cameroonian…) and genres (opera, electro, sounds of nature)”.
Practical information :
I have this dream, Saturday 23 October, at 3:30 p.m.,
at the Museum of Fine Arts, at the castle of Caen (Calvados).
Tel: 02 31 30 48 00. It’s Free.
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