Emanuel Gat Dance (FR): Plage Romantique

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The choreographer of the company, Emanuel Gat holds a masterclass for professional dancers on 11 March 11h-14h, Trafó Studio.
Info and application: Workshop Foundation – workshop@c3.hu

On 13 March after the performance Petra Péter dance historian will be talking with Emanuel Gat choreographer. Everybody is welcome!

In Plage Romantique, Emanuel aims to explore the possibilities of a live performance with his dancers, a performance that cannot be reproduced again and again, as if it were a product. He wants to eliminate the idea of repetition and create a flexible, unpredictable choreography. Let us all head for the romantic beach!

Can sound serve as a vehicle for thought? Or an observation tool? What happens when the space between the visual and auditory is stretched? Can that space be choreographed? Plage Romantique is a playful examination of these questions as well as many others, harnessing the effectiveness of the choreographic process as a revelatory means.

Emanuel Gat was born in Israel in 1969. His first encounter with dance was at the age of 23 during a workshop led by Israeli choreographer Nir Ben Gal. Few months later he joined the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company with whom he toured internationally. He started working as an independent choreographer in 1994. Ten years later Emanuel founded his company Emanuel Gat Dance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, with whom he has created several pieces of which Winter Voyage (2004) and The Rite of Spring (2004) won a Bessie Award. Then he settled in France, at the Maison Intercommunale de la Danse in Istres where he created in France Silent Ballet (2008), Winter variations (2009) and Brilliant Corners (2011).
Emanuel is regularly invited to set his work and create new choreographies for dance companies around the world including: The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Tanztheater Bremen, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ballet de Marseille, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Ballet de Lorraine and Cedar Lake among others.

“Every one kept asking me for the title. I hadn’t even started the rehearsals. I didn’t have anything. I was driving in my car and I told myself: the next sign that I see is the title! I came to a crossroad and I saw: “Plage romantique”. On the way back I took the same road and I think I’m becoming short sighted because it wasn’t “Plage romantique”, it was “Plage romaniquette”. That evening I went on line to see what I could find about “Plage romantique” and I stumbled upon Pascal Danel’s song”. E. Gat

Choreography, lights and soundtrack: Emanuel Gat
Soundtrack created in collaboration with François Przybylski and Frédéric Duru
With: Hervé Chaussard, Aurore Di Bianco, Pansun Kim, Michael Lohr, Geneviève Osborne, François Przybylski, Rindra Rasoaveloson, Milena Twiehaus and Sara Wilhelmsson
Production: Emanuel Gat Dance
Co production: Festival Montpellier Danse 2014


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