DUOS, created originally for Montpellier Danse 2017, is a series of site specific duets performed by different couples in different locations. Very flexible in terms of locations, length, and the overall structuring of the event, DUOS is an experimentation with live choreography. DUOS is a collaboration with painter and visual artist Yifat Gat. Each duet is hand painted and unique, according to the dancers performing and the location, adding a layer of visual and theatrical information. DUOS is a way of allowing choreographic work to spill out into the streets and public spaces. To release it from the boundaries of stage and theatrical time, and place it in the midst of the ongoing city life.

Photos of DUOS by Julia Gat

Dans un espace scénique, nous contrôlons, l’atmosphère, le son, la lumière ce qu’il n’est pas possible de faire une fois que nous sortons du théâtre. La chorégraphie prend vie dans un contexte qui est incontrôlable, qui va changer, nous surprendre, auquel nous pouvons réagir ou non. Je trouve cette problématique intéressante.

Emanuel Gat


Concept: Emanuel Gat

Bodypainting: Yifat Gat

Performers Montpellier Danse 2017: Thomas Bradley, Péter Juhász (DUO #1), Karolina Szymura, Sara Wilhelmsson (DUO #2), Pansun Kim, Genevieve Osborne (DUO #3), Robert Bridger, Eddie Oroyan (DUO #4), Michael Loehr, Milena Twiehaus (DUO #5)

Performers Chaillot Nomade 2018: Péter Juhász, Pansun Kim (DUO #1), Genevieve Osborne, Karolina Szymura (DUO #2), Michael Loehr, Milena Twiehaus (DUO #3), Thomas Bradley, Genevieve Osborne (DUO #4), Péter Juhasz, Pansun Kim (DUO #5)

Performers deSingel: Thomas Bradley, Michael Loehr (DUO #1), Genevieve Osborne, Milena Twiehaus (DUO #2)

Produced By Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2017 and Théâtre National de Chaillot.

Performance History

Montpellier Danse 2017
Parc de Peyrou (DUO #1) / Parvis du Corum (DUO #2) / Le Polygone (DUO #3) / Place du Nombre d’Or (DUO #4) / Parvis de la Mairie (DUO #5), Montpellier, France

Chaillot Nomade 2018
Théâtre National de Chaillot (DUO #1-2) / Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (DUO #3) / Palais Royal (DUO #4) / Musée Guimet (DUO #5), Paris, France

deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

time performed since 2017


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