Emanuel Gat started working as an independent choreographer in 1994 and founded his company EMANUEL GAT DANCE in 2004 at Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. His first program WINTER VOYAGE / THE RITE OF SPRING was a huge success and toured all over the world for several years. In 2006 Emanuel received the prestigious Bessie Award after presenting the program at Lincoln Center in New York City.
In 2007 Emanuel and his company moved to the South of France and settled down at Maison de la Danse in Istres. SILENT BALLET was the first piece created in France, followed by WINTER VARIATIONS, a duet with his longtime collaborator Roy Assaf in 2009 and BRILLIANT CORNERS in 2011.
As associated artist to the Festival Montpellier Danse 2013 the company developed the project UP CLOSE UP including 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. During the following edition of Montpellier Danse Emanuel Gat premiered PLAGE ROMANTIQUE, a one hour work for 9 dancers, in the courtyard of the Agora – Cité internationale de la Danse.
For the seasons 2016-2018 Emanuel and his company were again associated artists of Montpellier Danse. Framed by an extensive accompanying program Emanuel presented SUNNY in collaboration with musician Awir Leon in 2016 and TENWORKS (for Jean Paul), a project joining the dancers of the Ballet de Lyon with his own group, and DUOS in 2017.
In summer 2017 it was announced that Emanuel Gat would be appointed associate choreographer at Théâtre national de Chaillot in Paris for the two following seasons.