WORKS

EMANUEL GAT DANCE (2017)

WORKS is a program celebrating dancers. Their uniqueness, virtuosity, engagement, fearlessness, sense of responsibility and humanity. A group of 10 dancers share the stage in a series of six short works, in various constallations, formats, musical environments and choreographic directions. The notion of a new redistribution of artistic responsibilities and resources is at the heart of all six new works and the program as a whole.

WORKS is in many ways a reaction to the changing times, and to the constant evolution of the manner in which dance, and art in general, is being produced. It is an attempt to explore new models of artistic production, to question old boundaries and hierarchies, and explore models of inclusiveness and support, as opposed to those of exclusiveness and competition.

WORKS was originally created in cooperation with the dancers of BALLET DE LYON as an evening of 10 short pieces. It was premiered at Montpellier Danse 2017 under the title TENWORKS (for Jean Paul).

Photos of WORKS by Julia Gat

Le jeu de la conversation menée par 25 danseurs brillantissimes et complètement investis multiplie les formes inattendues, conjugue les sentiments les plus divers et laisse le spectateur bouché bée. Comme s’il voyait naître et s’effacer sous ses yeux, dans un jaillissement joyeux et foisonnant, le sel de la vie même.

Ariane Bevalier
Le Figaro

COUZ I

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Yann Robin

Clarinet Bass: Alain Billard

Sound Design: Oudom Southammavong

Performers: Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Péter Juhász, Michael Löhr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Genevieve Osborne, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2017. With the support of the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et du Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

MILENA & MICHAEL

Choreography and Music: Emanuel Gat

Performers: Michael Loehr, Milena Twiehaus

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Maison de la Danse de Lyon and Festival Montpellier Danse 2017. With the support of Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône et de la Région Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

SARA & THOMAS

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds

Performers: Thomas Bradley, Sara Wilhelmsson

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. With the support of the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et du Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

GENEVIEVE & KAROLINA

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: The Righteous Brothers

Performers: Genevieve Osborne, Karolina Szymura

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2017. With the support of the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et du Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

ZOE, GUNNIE, JULES, BRUNO & GENEVIEVE

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Awir Leon

Performers: Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Péter Juhász, Geneviève Osborne, Eddie Oroyan

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2017. With the support of the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et du Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

COMME ON DIT CHEZ NOUS, SI IL PLEUT, C’EST QU’IL VA PLEUVOIR

Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Music: Nina Simone

Performers: Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Péter Juhász, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Genevieve Osborne, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2017. With the support of the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et du Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS FOR TENWORKS

COUZ II

Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music: Joachim “JKid” Souhab
Performers: Jacqueline Bâby, Kristina Bentz, Edi Blloshmi, Adrien Delépine, Tyler Galster, Caelyn Knight, Graziella Lorriaux, Marco Merenda, Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, Raul Serrano Núñez

SARA & SUNNY

Choreography and Music: Emanuel Gat
Performers: Pansun Kim, Sara Wilhelmsson

SEXTETTE

Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music: Awir Leon
Performers: Jacqueline Bâby, Kristina Bentz, Tyler Galster, Graziella Lorriaux, Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, Raul Serrano Núñez

CAELYN & RAUL

Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano: Nina Gat
Performers: Caelyn Knight, Raul Serrano Núñez

COUZINES

Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music: Bob Marley
Performers: Jacqueline Bâby, Kristina Bentz, Edi Blloshmi, Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Adrien Delépine, Tyler Galster, Péter Juhász, Pansun Kim, Caelyn Knight, Michael Löhr, Graziella Lorriaux, Marco Merenda, Edward Oroyan, Genevieve Osborne, Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, Raul Serrano Núñez, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson

COUZ II, SEXTETTE and CAELYN & RAUL: Produced by the Opéra de Lyon. Opéra de Lyon is subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture, the city of Lyon, the Conseil régional Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the Métropole de Lyon.

SARA & SUNNY and COUZINES: Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2017. With the support of the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur et du Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and Fondation BNP Paribas.

Performance History

TENWORKS (for Jean-Paul)

Montpellier Danse 2017
L’Agora, Montpellier, France

WORKS

L’Arsenal, Metz, France

Scène nationale d’Albi, Albi, France

Upcoming shows

04th – 05th October 2019
Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

08th – 09th October 2019
Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France

09th November 2019
Manchester, UK

11th – 12th November 2019
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, UK

08th – 11th January 2020
Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris, France

28th January 2020
Scène Nationale du Sud-Aquitain, Bayonne, France

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