After working with scores by Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Saunders and Gat himself for Story Water, his last production for Festival d’Avignon 2018, Emanuel Gat pursues his long time exploration of the meeting points between the choreographic and the musical, the visual and the auditory, and the potentials they hold for observation, study and story telling.
LOVETRAIN2020 unfolds within this charged space of references, counterpoints and endless possibilities, where movement and sound interact to once again, and from a different angle, reveal the obvious yet almost transparent layers in which people come together, drift apart, push and pull, question, resolute and move forward.
A contemporary “Musical” for 14 dancers, LOVETRAIN2020 will call upon the wonderful music of the 80s British duo Tears for Fears (Mad world, Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule The World, Change, Sowing The Seeds Of Love and many other incredible hits from that glorious decade). A choreographic ode to the sound and vibe of the 80s, as embodied in the music of Tears For Fears, with its utopic drive and epic groove.
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Emanuel Gat was born in Israel in 1969. He started dancing 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 » in 2006 and « 3for2007 » in 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 16-18, and has presented « Sunny », a choreography for 10 dancers, as his first piece within this association at the festival during summer 2016. The work is a collaboration with musician Awir Leon, former dancer with the company, who is playing live for this piece. Emanuel is currently preparing his second project as part of his residency at Montpellier Danse, which will include 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 série 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 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, Cedar Lake, Ballet British Colombia and Ballet de l'Opera de Lyon among others.
Source : Emanuel Gat 's website
Photographer born in Israel in 1997 and based in the South of France. After studying for a BA (Hons) in Arts and Humanities at the Open University (UK), Gat's work won the First Prize of Festival Portrait(s) de Vichy in 2016 and has been exhibited in Europe and New York in various spaces, including the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2017. She has recently been discovered by Photo Talent Academy, a TV documentary produced by PHOTO Magazine and Huawei Mobile on Paris Première. Interested in supporting emerging artists herself, Gat created Family Business. It is a curatorial project that highlights the context of her thematic, family documentation, presenting international photographers at Exchange Rates Art Fair in New York and Festival Quinzaine Israélienne in Marseille in 2016.
Source : Julia Gat's website
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Interpretation : Eglantine Bart, Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Gilad Jerusalmy, Péter Juhász, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Rindra Rasoaveloson, Ichiro Sugae, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson, Jin Young Won
Additionnal music : Tears for Fears
Lights : Emanuel Gat
Costumes : Thomas Bradley, Wim Muyllaert
Technical direction : Guillaume Février
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Emanuel Gat Dance Company, Festival Montpellier Danse 2020, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, Sadler’s Wells London, Arsenal Cité musicale - Metz, Theater Freiburg, avec le soutien de Romaeuropa Festival