SACRE is a revisited version of the piece originally created by Emanuel Gat to Stravinsky’s eponymous score back in 2004. A work for three women and two men, SACRE takes apart the mechanics of cuban salsa dancing, and reassembles them to create a complex and dramaturgically charged choreographic score. A free spirited and challenging reading of Stravinsky’s masterpiece, SACRE offers no notions of sacrifice, but rather a multitude of options for action.

Photos of SACRE by Emanuel Gat and Pitsphoto / Bolzano Danza

These five dancers move through Gat’s simmering, undulating salsa steps in crimson light that enhances a red rug defining the action hotspot while adding a note of domesticity […] they weave the movement crisply and fluidly to the recorded orchestration of Stravinsky’s score. It remains a hypnotic, inexorable ritual driven by primal instincts.

Susan Yung


Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Performers: Anastasia Ivanova (Milena Twiehaus), Michael Loehr, Francois Przybylski (Thomas Bradley, Emanuel Gat), Sara Wilhelmsson (Genevieve Osborne), Ashley Wright (Karolina Szymura)

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Suzanne Dellal Centre Tel Aviv, Festival Uzès Danse and Monaco Dance Forum. With the help of the Dellal Foundation, Théâtre de l’Olivier Istres, Ballet Monte-Carlo and the Foundation of Philippe de Rothschild.

Performance History

Théâtre de l‘Olivier, Istres, France

Opéra Comédie, Montpellier, France

Bolzano Danza 2016
Teatro Communale, Bolzano, Italy

Odyssud, Blagnac, France

Scène nationale d’Albi, Albi, France

Le Parvis, Tarbes, France

Théâtre de l’Octogone, Pully, Switzerland

Théâtre de Caen, Caen, France

Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France

Opéra de Rouen – Théâtre des Arts, Rouen, France

Séquence Danse Paris 2017
Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France

L’Arsenal, Metz, France

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Vignale Monferrato Festival 2017
Piazza del Popolo, Vignale Monterrato, Italy

Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France

Espace 1789, Saint Ouen, France

Holland Dance Festival
Theater aan het Spui, The Hague, The Netherlands

Teatro San Ferdinando, Naples, Italy

Teatro Grande, Breschia, Italy

Théâtre de Suresnes, Suresnes, France

Tanzfestival Saar
Theater am Ring, Saarlouis, Germany

Teatro Storchi, Modena, Italy

Scène 55, Mougins, France

Dansa. Quinzana Metropolitana
Sant Andreu Teatre, Barcelona, Spain

Upcoming shows

23rd July 2019
Vaison Danses 2019, Vaison-la-Romaine, France

12th October 2019
Le Trident, Cherbourg, France

31st January 2020
Théâtre Olympia, Arcachon, France

times performed since 2015


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