Emanuel Gat together with Awir Leon, producer, musician and performer, created SUNNY as a multi-layered event, juxtaposing a live musical concert with a vibrant choreographic exploration. An explosion of ideas, SUNNY is a flowing free-from merging new sounds with an in-depth questioning about contemporary choreographic possibilities.

Photos of SUNNY by Emanuel Gat and Dajana Lothert

SUNNY by Emanuel Gat is a blast of pleasures. Gat is one of the rare artists of the moment who puts forward a notion of research. His writing is a continuous flux of new sensations. Together with Awir Leon on stage, SUNNY offers some of the most beautiful sequences of the season. The richness of composition, the intelligenceof changing moods and colors, renders SUNNY a choreographic miracle.

Philippe Noisette
Les Echos


Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Awir Leon

Performers: Annie Hanauer, Anastasia Ivanova (Thomas Bradley), Pansun Kim, Michael Loehr, Genevieve Osborne, Milena Twiehaus, Tom Weinberger (Péter Juhász), Sara Wilhemsson, Ashley Wright, Daniela Zaghini (Emma Mouton)

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2016, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Théatre de la Ville Paris, Cité de la Musique / Philharmonie de Paris, Scène Nationale d’Albi. In collaboration with La Biennale di Venezia / Biennale Danza 2016. With the support of Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône and Fondation BNP Paribas. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres and the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA.

Performance History

La Biennale di Venezia / Biennale Danza 2016
Teatro alle tese, Venice, Italy

Montpellier Danse 2016
L‘Agora, Montpellier, France

Tanz im August 2016
Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany

Scène nationale d’Albi, Albi, France

Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

Théâtre de l’Olivier, Istres, France

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dance 2017
Gasteig, Munich, Germany

Dublin Dance Festival 2017
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Tanzfestival Rhein-Main
Frankfurt LAB, Frankfurt, Germany

Opéra de Rouen – Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France

La Filature, Mulhouse, France

Upcoming shows

16th January 2018
La Garance, Cavaillon, France

20th January 2018
Theater Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

22nd February 2018
L’Equinoxe, Châteauroux, France

8th March 2018
Le Parvis, Tarbes, France

22nd – 26th March 2018
Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France

4th April 2018
Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium

24th – 25th April 2018
Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

07th – 09th June 2018
Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

times performed since 2016


  • Self-protrait by Emanuel Gat

    The facts from A to Z

    On the occasion of our latest performance of the Emanuel Gat / Awir Leon collaboration piece SUNNY at Opéra de Rouen – Théâtre des Arts, Vinciane Laumonier talked with Emanuel about the creation process behind the show and his general views on choreography, music and lighting. The interview was held and published in French, please read below....
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  • Sunny by Emanuel Gat

    It’s Sunny in Germany

    SUNNY by Emanuel Gat & Awir Leon is back! After a half-year break the piece is finally touring again with Thomas Bradley, Pétér Juhász and Emma Mouton joining the cast. Until the end of the year we will still perform in Rouen and Mulhouse (FR). The next year will bring us to several cities in...
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  • The winners are…

    I don’t really know what to say except that i feel blessed and flattered beyond words to receive a mention in TANZ magazine’s annual international critics poll in the ‘Male Dancer of the Year’ category. It’s definitely a huge boost of motivation to continue pushing myself further and further. Thank you Agnès Izrine for your...
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