Choreography, Lights & Costumes: Emanuel Gat
Dancers: Emanuel Gat Dance Compagny
Production: Emanuel Gat Dance
Co-Production: Montpellier Danse Festival, Festival RomaEuropa, Sadlers Wells, Lincoln Center Festival, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Régie Culturelle Scènes et Cinés Ouest Provence
World Premiere: Montpellier Danse Festival, 2008
Dance as a musical score.
An orchestration of movements, this dance piece is using silence as well as its own live sounds, as a dense, thick musical environment, open to endless opportunities for melodic, harmonic and dynamic interpretation.
A self-contained dance, Silent Ballet is a work for 8 dancers, experimenting with different sets of choreographic tools and the transformation they undergo during the process of creation. Starting as parts of a growing physical mechanism, those initial sets of tools holds the DNA of a slow unfolding logic with countless references.
In many ways, Silent Ballet is dealing with dance making itself. It exposes the parts of this fine tuned process and allows a glimpse into the alchemy of physical abstraction.
Questions about dance and beyond are being tackled within a bare landscape, in a dance piece striped to its basic elements.