Originally, seven shows of LOVETRAIN2020, a creation by Emanuel Gat, were planned at Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse from March 31 to April 8, 2021. Each of these was to be accompanied by a performance, before the show, entitled Défilé, imagined as a moving exhibition of costumes created by Thomas Bradley, dancer and costume designer, with the dancers of Emanuel Gat Dance.
With the support of Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, and the active involvement of its costume workshop, two costume creation residencies were organized to create a unique set of 14 costumes for this performance.
The closure of theaters in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of LOVETRAIN2020 and the performances of Défilé. In order to be able to share this work with the public despite everything, and to illustrate how creation and collaborations can adapt and continue despite everything, Emanuel Gat Dance and Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, have decided to transform the project into a film: the opportunity to investigate multiple spaces of the theater and to experience a different interpretation and a different staging of moving costumes.
Thus was born Chaillot / Parade, an unprecedented audiovisual creation, which combines performance, fashion and architecture, interpreted by the dancers of the company, directed by Emanuel Gat, with the collaboration of the technical team of Chaillot.
Il semble que dans le clan Gat le talent soit un don largement partagé et multiple. Thomas Bradley, non content d’être interprète de LOVETRAIN2020 en signe également les costumes somptueux. Costumes qui sont les héros du film Chaillot Parade présenté pour la première fois en première partie du spectacle à Chaillot. Leurs étoffes précieuses y répondent à la beauté graphique du lieu autant qu’ils y contrastent avec ses sous-sols secrets et bruts ou ses recoins techniques.