By

Michael Loehr

A metropolitan dance

Dansa. Quinzena Metropolitana is a young festival that aims to put dance at the centre of cultural life. Its second edition presented almost 200 performances in 9 cities: Badalona, Barcelona, Cornellà de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Viladecans. Photographer Luis San Andrés documented our...
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Wide Awake

I’ve been teaching OPEN CLASSES at Tanzhaus NRW and the Profitraining Freiburg @ E-Werk recently. More dates in Cologne and Berlin are coming up soon. To satisfy the prying eyes I keep noticing whenever dancers pass my laptop here’s my current playlist:
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A little something

Silvana Ranaudo from Nuova Officina della Danza invited me to teach a workshop for her students in Torino, Italy. Besides my usual focus on floorwork I tried to introduce the students to the awkwardness of Something Machine. We spent some time exploring movement material from THE 2ND EXCESSIVE RUDENESS. Here are some impressions:
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Attempts without worth

STRUT Dance – The National Choreographic Center of Western Australia chose Something Machine as one of the recipients of their sought-after SEED residencies and invited us to work in Perth for two weeks. We prepared a 30min installation piece that we presented at King Street Arts Center as a conclusion of our residency. We instructed...
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Where the music dances

EMANUEL GAT. CET ESPACE OÙ DANSE LA MUSIQE is a comprehensive collection of articles about the work of the choreographer Emanuel Gat. The book contains contributions by Bérengère Alfort, Thomas Hahn, Jessica Piris, Mabru Lothaire and Christophe Martin and is compiled by the french journalist and dance critic Philippe Verrièle for Riveneuve‘s series L’Univers d’un...
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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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