Emanuel Gat is leading a 2-day choreographic workshop for professional dancers.
26-27 May 2017, 10:00-13:00, 1027 Budapest, Jurányi u. 1-3. (Workshop Foundation)
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Kill two birds with one stone, as one of the greatest choreographers of our time presents updated versions of two of his major pieces.
Revisiting ‘The Rite of Spring’, a major piece of the Gat-repertoire (created in 2004), ‘SACRE’ whips audiences into a fever through its incendiary juxtaposition of Stravinsky and Cuban salsa. Through a combination of elegance and bursts of feverish movement, the piece renews ‘The Rite of Spring’ in all the splendor of its modernity. ‘SACRE’ received a Bessie award in 2006 for its performances at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York.
‘GOLD’ is an adaptation of 2013’s ‘The Goldlandbergs’, a piece based on two major works by Glenn Gould: his legendary interpretations of Bach's ‘Goldberg Variations’, and ‘The Quiet in the Land’, a poetic radio documentary. ‘GOLD’ reflects the intense resonance between music and dance, and explores the nature of deeply human relationships.
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. A 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, and ten years later founded his company Emanuel Gat Dance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, with whom he has created several pieces, including ‘Winter Voyage’ (2004) and ‘The Rite of Spring’ (2004), which two have won the Bessie Award. Following this, he settled at the Maison Intercommunale de la Danse in Istres in France, where he created ‘Silent Ballet’ (2008), ‘Winter variations’ (2009), ‘Brilliant Corners’ (2011) and ‘Plage Romanique’ (2014).
Emanuel is regularly invited to present his work and create new choreography 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.
Music: Igor Stravinsky 'The Rite of Spring'
Choreography, lights and costumes: Emanuel Gat
Dancers: Emanuel Gat, Michael Löhr, Genevieve Osborne, Milena Twiehaus, Ashley Wright
Production: Emanuel Gat Dance
Coproduction: The Suzanne Dellal Centre (Israel), Festival Uzes Danse, Monaco Dance Forum
With the help of: the Dellal Foundation, Theatre de l’Olivier - Istres, Ballet Monte-Carlo
Premier: Festival Uzès Danse 2004
Residency: Montpellier Danse, Agora - Cité Internationale pour la Danse, la Maison de la danse intercommunale Istres
Music: J. S. Bach 'Goldberg variations'. Piano: Glenn Gould
Choregraphy and costumes: Emanuel Gat
Dancers: Thomas Bradley, Pansun Kim, Michael Löhr, Genevieve Osborne, Milena Twiehaus
Additional soundtrack: 'The Quiet in The Land', prepared and written by Glenn Gould
Lights design: Emanuel Gat in collaboration with Guillaume Février
Sound design: Emanuel Gat in collaboration with Frédéric Duru
Production: Emanuel Gat Dance
GOLD is the version 2015 of "The Goldlandbergs" premiered in 2013 for Montepllier Danse.
Coproductions 2013: Festival Montpellier Danse 2013, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, deSingel-International Art Campus, Anvers, Lincoln Center Festival 2014, New York, CCN Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais Carolyn Carlson