STORY WATER

EMANUEL GAT DANCE & ENSEMBLE MODERN (2018)

STORY WATER is an intermediary. It is warm water, it is bread. It is a garden. It is the story of dancing bodies, of music being played, of colour and line, and of the light that hides and shows it all. It is an intermediary put to work in the service of communities, through reflecting the issues and concerns of the places where they land. It stands witness to meaning beyond the known, and is therefore a transcendent commerce, a currency, an economy of experiences. It is a place of fluid metaphors waiting for new contexts to emerge, so as to reveal new meanings. STORY WATER is a long deep look into the space in which music and choreography meet, serving as intermediaries and creating a space for people to step into, a freshly watered garden.

No one can walk into fire without an intermediary – Except for the salamander that hides in it – You need the water from the bath to enjoy the goodness of fire.

Mawlana Jalal-ud-Din Balkhi (Rumi)

Credits

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Saunders, Emanuel Gat

Costume Design: Thomas Bradley

Bodypainting: Yifat Gat

Performers: Arnaud Bacharach, Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Péter Juhász, Zoé Lecorgne, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson, TingAn Ying

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Chaillot – Théâtre national de la danse, Festival d’Avignon, Künstlerhaus Mousontourm and Beethovenfest Bonn. With the support of Fondation BNP Paribas.

Upcoming shows

19th – 23rd July 2018
Festival d’Avignon 2018
Cour d’honneur du Palais des Papes, Avignon, France
(WORLD PREMIERE)

9th September 2018
Beethovenfest 2018
Bonn, Germany

07th – 08th November 2018
Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt, Germany

14th – 15th December 2018
deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

10th – 13th January 2018
Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, France

WORLD PREMIERE in July 2018

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