THE GOLDLANDBERGS is the story of a family. Less a story of factual narratives, but more of a metaphoric comment on life through the intimate glimpse at the complex nature of human relations. The choreographic score stands as a threshold to the quiet ecstasy of individuals engaging with each other. Not aiming to reproduce the experience of reality, the work uses structural clarity immersed in a spontaneous way of being, proposing various observations on social structures and the way they effect individuals. THE GOLDLANDBERGS exploits the contrapuntal essence of choreography, in order to generate numerous possibilities allowing both performers and audience the freedom of artistic choice and interpretation.

Photos of THE GOLDLANDBERGS by Emanuel Gat

Emanuel Gat is as much a painter as an art director and a choreographer. He highlights what may go unnoticed, a hand, a foot, a leap. In a subtle way, without mannerism. […] In plain underwear, the dancers seize the stage and transform it. They become icons. The whole scene is transcended, without a doubt, aided by the voice and the notes so delicately weaved by Gould. […] We are delighted by the adagios of duets and by the great passion that sweeps the entire Corum of their feet. Nothing religious about it, but undoubtedly, Emanuel Gat has a very close relation to what is Sacred.

Marie-Christine Vernay


Choreography: Emanuel Gat

Soundtrack: The Quiet in the Land by Glenn Gould
Additional Music: Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach – played by Glenn Gould

Performers: Hervé Chaussard, Aurore Di Bianco, Pansun Kim, Michael Loehr, Philippe Mesia, Genevieve Osborne, Francois Przybylski, Milena Twiehaus

Produced by Emanuel Gat Dance. Co-produced by Festival Montpellier Danse 2013, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, deSingel- International Art Campus Antwerp, Lincoln Center Festival 2014, CCN Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais Carolyn Carlson. With the support of Fondation BNP Paribas, Maison de la Danse Istres, SAN Ouest-Provence, Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône. The company acknowledges the support of the city of Istres and the French Ministry of Culture DRAC PACA.

Performance History

Tel Aviv Dance 2013
Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

Isreal Festival 2013
Sherover Theater, Jerusalem, Israel

Montpellier Danse 2013
Opéra Berlioz / Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Tanz im August 2013
Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany

Roma Europa 2013
Palladium, Rome, Italy

Le Colisée, Roubaix, France

deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium

Le Cratère, Alès, France

Le Théâtre, Narbonne, France

Le Théâtre des Haras, Annecy, France

Danse Émoi
Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges, Limoges, France

Théâtre de l’Olivier, Istres, France

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France

Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France

Espace des arts, Chalon sur Saône, France

Bach Academy 2015
Stadsschouwburg, Bruges, Belgium

Théâtre du Beauvaisis, Beauvais, France

times performed between 2013 and 2015