By

Michael Loehr

Things are getting intense

Emanuel Gat Dance will hold a five days summer intensive in Rome, aimed at professional dancers. The summer intensive will be led by Sara Wilhelmsson and myself, alongside Emanuel Gat who will be present and working directly with the participants throughout the course. The course will introduce the dancers to the teachings and methodology developed during the...
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The personal is political

The personal is political was the powerful motto of the 69th Berlinale, with outgoing festival director Dieter Kosslick borrowing it from the 1960s feminist movement. The breakup of traditional family structures, childhood, gender equality and nutrition represented the key themes that were woven through the festival’s programme and its competition. Already before the grand opening Kosslick...
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Something SEED

In conclusion of our SEED residency at STRUT Dance Something Machine would like to invite you to an informal presentation. Something Machine is comprised of five artists that have been collaborating in various constellations with creators such as Amos Ben-Tal (NL), Amala Dianor (F), Emanuel Gat (F), Ohad Naharin (ISR) and Itamar Serussi (NL). We...
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Drift and Fury

Dance journalist Thomas Hahn describes STORY WATER as “One of the best French dance companies and one of the best contemporary German orchestras in a vibrant choreography of bodies and minds.” He elaborates that “The new creation of Emanuel Gat unfolds a surprising dramaturgy of atmospheres and energies. And it tells us about the bonds that...
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Emanuel Gat's DUOS

Coloured up

There is alway something special about performing Emanuel Gat’s DUOS. You never know what’s gonna happen. Each show takes place under different circumstances, in a different setting, and with a different partner. And dancing in full body paint (created spontaneously by artist Yifat Gat for each show, sometimes in front of the audience) can be...
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It’s a wrap!

2018 is a wrap and it’s time to say thank you for a year full of exciting projects! I feel really really lucky that I’m able to work with so many great people and institutions around the world. I performed 35 times across 7 countries, spent 10 weeks creating (and restaging) 5 different works with...
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Gat fam playlist

Electric Warm Arse

Get your groove on with the Gat fam! If you ever wondered what we listen to when we warm up our tired bodies before a show, here’s a little playlist with some selected tracks from before (and after) our recent shows at deSingel in Antwerp. Hope you enjoy the ride…
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Gran Torino

I’ll be teaching another workshop at Nuova Officina Della Danza (NOD) in Torino coming March and you can already apply now! It will be an intense week of exploring my approach to contemporary technique and choreography. The workshop will develop from pure body-work / work-out exercises through  towards complex choreographic sequences. Some of the basic principles which...
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Harsh, rugged and angular

Silvia Staude from German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau came to see STORY WATER at Tanzfestival Rhein-Main last week. After several working residencies at Frankfurt LAB and a successful world premiere in Avignon, the Emanuel Gat Dance /  Ensemble Modern co-production returned to where it all started for two celebrated shows. Check out the German review below...
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Sharlie’s Story

It always feels like we only truly start working on a production once we begin touring it. So naturally Emanuel Gat’s STORY WATER is still somewhere at the beginning of its journey. And while we keep discovering and understanding more and more layers of the show each time we meet and work, our audiences have...
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