SUNNY (2016) 80’
Emanuel Gat / Awir Leon
World premiere on the 17th of June 2016 at the Venice Biennale
25th, 26th of June 2016 at Festival Montpellier Danse
12th, 13th of August at Tanz Im August Berlin
Emanuel Gat together with Awir Leon, producer, musician and performer, created SUNNY as a multi-layered event, juxtaposing a live musical concert with a vibrant choreographic exploration. An explosion of ideas, SUNNY is a flowing free-form merging new sounds with an in-depth questioning about contemporary choreographic possibilities.
Premiered at Festival Uzès Danse 2004
Rewarded with a Bessy Award in 2006 for its performances at Lincoln Center Festival in New York
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.
"The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Glenn Gould
GOLD 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.