Born in the Black Forest (DE). Julian Hetzel is currently based in Utrecht (NL) and works as performance maker, musician and visual artist. As such, Julian develops works along the trinity of theatre, music and media. Julian studied at Bauhaus University Weimar with a focus on audio-visual communication (Diploma 2008). He is founding member of the electro-pop band “Pentatones”. He graduated from DasArts, the artistic research laboratory for new forms of theatre and performing arts in Amsterdam (Master of Theatre, 2013). His works are produced and presented internationally (Frascati Amsterdam (NL), Festival a/d Werf Utrecht (NL), Spielart Festival Munich (DE), Theater der Welt Mannheim, Brut Vienna (AT), STUK Leuven (BE), National Theatre Riga (LV), Espacios Revelados Buenos Aires (ARG) etc.). Recently, Julian was awarded the Netherlands’ Performing Arts Fund’s Nieuwe Makers grant (2013)and is as a result artist in residence at SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, NL).