MUD was designed to introduce the students of ArteMente to the choreographic world of Emanuel Gat Dance. In the accelerated creation process, the dancers were co-creators, relating to one another through their movements within a confined framework of choreographic rules. Rather than recreating an existing piece of Gat repertoire, MUD works with familiar ideas to explore them under a new light. It’s more of an artistic playground than a showcase of virtuosity; more of a laboratory than a straight-jacketed statement. Awir Leon’s songs are meant to emphasize the immediacy of the work. Far from intellectuality and pretentiousness … all hands in the mud.
Each specific choreographic piece, is to be found within the group of dancers in front of you. It can not be a pre existing external concept imposed upon them. Different dancers mean different works.
Choreography is a hand made artifact, refusing any form of transcription or reproduction. For the simple reason both its subject matter and operating mechanisms, are relying on living individual human beings.