Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 18, 9:00 p.m., respectively
Venue: Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig
Running time: 65 minutes
Admission price: € 24 / reduced admission price: € 12
Discussion with the artist on May 18th
"Sunny, yesterday my heart was filled with rain. Sunny, you smiled at me and really eased the pain." Bobby Hebb's song, which has been covered many times, provided the title to the new work by the Israeli choreographer, who now lives in southern France. The musician Awir Leon, who used to be a dancer in Gat's company that was founded in 2004, served him as a starting point and focus for the composition. Together the choreographer and musician have created an evening that combines a live concert and dance in a special way. A "choreographic miracle," wrote a French critic, rich in ideas and beauty. Awir Leon performs the music live. Gat gives his dancers free rein. He is also interested in self-controlled systems in his work with his company. Polyphonic structures evolve, as well as fragile sequences of motion, which are sketched and then discarded again. A polar bear enters. Pairs negotiate proximity and distance. The relationships between the dancers are the focal point in this furious and virtuosic evening, which ends with a guitar version of SUNNY.