Emanuel Gat has launched himself in the trend… that of a show for all ages. He is looking to bring together dancers of different urban styles and music to give a rhythm. An ode to
movement to be shared as a family.
Like Christian Rizzo, José Montalvo or Carolyn Carlson – to name but a few creations for young public in Chaillot – Emanuel Gat is taking the plunge in his own way. This choreography that could
be presented in a theatre room, a gymnasium or a school is based on street dances in a variety of styles and virtuosities, a bit like his Windungen adventure at the Suresnes Cités Danse festival,
where 5 hip hop dancers were brought together on a score by Iannis Xenakis. For Emanuel Gat, music is essential and he places it with movement. Thanks to a video projection, music will
participate in cloaking the bodies with percussions, bass and electronic waves. Emanuel Gat is constantly exploring new territories and drawing landscapes with his dance. By imagining a piece for
all ages, he is uncovering his horizon just a little bit more, taking the bet of seducing beyond ages.
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 Bessy Award; “K626” (2006) and “3for2007” (2007), before choosing to settle in France, at the Maison Intercommunale de la Danse in Istres. “Silent Ballet” (2008) was the
first piece created in France, followed by “Winter Variations” in 2009 and “Brilliant Corners” in 2011.
In 2013, Emanuel Gat was associated artist to the Montpellier Danse Festival for which the company developed the project "Up Close Up" proposing two new works : “The Goldlandbergs” and “Corner
Etudes”, a photographic installation “It’s people, how abstract can it get ?” and a choreographic event “Danses de Cour”. In 2014, Emanuel Gat creates "Plage Romantique", a one hour work for 9
dancers, in the Agora courtyard during the 34th Festival Montpellier Danse.
Emanuel is associated choreographer to Montpellier Danse Festival for the seasons 2016-18 and has presented “SUNNY”, a choreography for 10 dancers in collaboration with musician Awir Leon who is
playing live. In 2017, Emanuel presented his second project as part of his residency at Montpellier Danse, which included two productions: a unique collaboration with the Ballet de l'Opera de
Lyon, “TENWORKS (for Jean-Paul)”, a program of ten short new pieces mixing dancers from both companies; and “DUOS”, a series of duets presented at different public locations around the city of
Montpellier during the festival.
Emanuel is regularly invited to set his work and create new pieces 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, Cedar Lake, Ballet British Columbia and Ballet de l'Opera de Lyon among