LOVETRAIN2020

EMANUEL GAT DANCE (2020)

After working with scores by Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Saunders and Gat himself for STORY WATER, his last production for Festival d’Avignon 2018, Emanuel Gat pursues his long time exploration of the meeting points between the choreographic and the musical, the visual and the auditory, and the potentials they hold for observation, study and story telling.

LOVETRAIN2020 unfolds within this charged space of references, counterpoints and endless possibilities, where movement and sound interact to once again, and from a different angle, reveal the obvious yet almost transparent layers in which people come together, drift apart, push and pull, question, resolute and move forward.

A contemporary “Musical” for 14 dancers, LOVETRAIN2020 will call upon the wonderful music of the 80s British duo Tears for Fears (Mad world, Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule The World, Change, Sowing The Seeds Of Love and many other incredible hits from that glorious decade). A choreographic ode to the sound and vibe of the 80s, as embodied in the music of Tears For Fears, with its utopic drive and epic groove.

Photos of LOVETRAIN2020 by Julia Gat

Coup de coeur enfin pour Michael Loehr qui manifeste un plaisir communicatif à danser, et dont la présence, mutine et espiègle, offre notamment un très beau duo avec Rob Bridger au bel accord des corps, en esquisse un autre, troublant et fort – tant on y ressent LA MUSIQUE -, avec Eglantine Bart… et cabotine enfin seule dans un solo charismatique.”

Julie Cadilhac
La Grande Parade

Credits

Choreography and lights: Emanuel Gat

Music: Tears for Fears

Costumes: Thomas Bradley

Performers: Eglantine Bart, Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Gilad Jerusalmy, Péter Juhász, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Rindra Rasoaveloson, Ichiro Sugae, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson, Jin Young Won

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Festival Montpellier Danse 2020, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Sadler’s Wells London, Arsenal Cité musicale – Metz, and Theater Freiburg. With the support of Romaeuropa Festival. Emanuel Gat Dance acknowledges the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and of DRAC Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur, of City of Istres, Région Sud – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Conseil Départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône. Created at Agora – cité internationale de la danse in Montpellier.

Performance History

Montpellier Danse 2020
Opéra Comédie, Montpellier, France

Upcoming shows

26th November 2020
Le Liberté, Toulon, France

13th – 14th January 2021
Arsenal, Metz, France

31st March – 08th April 2021
Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris, France

06th – 07th May 2021
Theater Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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