Sat 9 November
Emanuel Gat - Works
The Lowry is proud to present the very best of international dance across all of our stages and this autumn we are delighted to welcome back award-winning Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat, following his exhilarating show ‘The Circle’ earlier this year with Scottish Dance Theatre.
Born in Israeli, now living in France, Emanuel Gat is an award-winning choreographer whose work has been celebrated across the world for 25 years. Originally trained as a conductor, he has turned to dance as a means of expression and since 2004 he has been the lead choreographer and artistic director of the Emanuel Gat Dance Company.
‘WORKS’ is a series of performances celebrating dancers themselves. Their uniqueness, virtuosity, engagement, fearlessness, sense of responsibility and humanity.
Each of the pieces within ‘WORKS’ is dedicated to a different composer, including Gat himself, but it is the ten dancers themselves that influence the shape of the performance.
Gat moves the dancers through the musical landscape in distinct formations and groupings, providing them with the opportunity to show off their differing interpretations, responses, history and relationships, as he honours their idiosyncrasies.
Examining the role of the performer as an on-stage live creator, the show is constantly evolving and provides a unique experience each performance.
Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music (in order of appearance):
– Richard Strauss, Im Abendrot. Gewandhaus Orchestra. Directed by Kurt Masur. Singer: Jessye Norman.
– Emanuel Gat, MnM
– Emanuel Gat, SARA
– Chick-P, Business Bach
– Irving Berlin, They Say It’s Wonderful, The Chordettes
– Awir Leon, MANU 15
– J.S Bach, The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2 Prelude #4 in C Sharp minor BWV 873, Piano: Glenn Gould
– Nina Simone, Sinnerman, (Live in New-York, 1965)
Lights: Guillaume Février
Sound: Frédéric Duru
Created in collaboration with and performed by: Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Péter Juhász, Emma Mouton, Michael Loehr, Eddie Oroyan, Genevieve Osborne, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson.
Production: Emanuel Gat Dance.
Coproduction: Festival Montpellier Danse, Scène Nationale d’Albi.
Coproduction: Milena & Michael: Maison de la Danse de Lyon.
With the help of Conseil Départemental des Bouches du Rhône and the Région PACA. Emanuel Gat Dance acknowledges the support of the city of Istres, the French Ministry of Culture, DRAC PACA and of the BNP Paribas Foundation.
Created at the Agora – Cité Internationale De La Danse and Maison De La Danse d’Istres
This performance was made possible by the generous support of Institut Francais as part of France Dance Season.