Premiered at Festival Montpellier Danse 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 constellations, 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.
STORY WATER (2018)
Premiere at Festival d'Avignon (FR), June 2018
Story Water is an intermediary. It is warm water, it is bread. It is a garden. It is the story of dancing bodies, of music being played, of color and line, and of the light that hides and shows it all. The program brings together two unique artistic troupes, The Ensemble Modern from Frankfurt and Emanuel Gat Dance. Both shares a distinct vision regarding contemporary artistic creation. It is the fruit of a dialog between artists, makers and performers who despite working in different languages and domains, share an artistic philosophy regarding the development of inclusive, more horizontal creative environments. Story Water is built around the notion of treating music and choreography as two distinctly separate entities, engaging in a real time, onstage dialog, rather than a mutual illustration.
We're very excited to announce that Story Water has been selected as one of four jury nominees for the Fedora Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018! Head over to the Fedora website to learn more about Story Water and its collaborators, learn what the collected funds will be used for and get updates. By donating, you can become a part of the creation process and gain special access to rehearsals, meetings with the artists and opening nights. Your help will be essential in bringing this project to life and will be greatly appreciated.
SUMMER INTENSIVE 2018
1-5 August 2018 @ The Dance Industry, Rome (IT)
Emanuel Gat Dance will hold a five days summer intensive in Rome, aimed for both professional dancers as well as dance students and young dancers making their first steps as professional dance artists. The course will introduce the dancers to the teachings and methodology developed during the past 25 years, proposing an insight to the unique philosophy and process of Emanuel Gat.