Emanuel Gat



Emanuel Gat, born in Israel in 1969, had his

first encounter with dance at the age of 23 during a workshop led by Israeli

choreographer Nir Ben Gal. Six months later, Gat joined the Liat Dror Nir

Ben Gal Company with which he toured in Israel and around the world.

Shortly after Gat began working as an independent choreographer, creating his

first solo piece “Four Dances” in 1994 to music by Bach. Over the next ten

years Gat created a number of independent projects as dancer and choreographer. His

work has been presented in Israel as well as internationally at dance festivals

around the world. In 2004, he founded his independent company "Emanuel Gat

Dance". In 2007, Gat moved to France and based his company at the town of

Istres where it is hosted since by Ouest Provence. His pieces are created

in close harmony with music, such as “K626” (2006) to Mozarts Requiem, or

“3for2007” (2007), a three piece program including “My Favorite

things” a solo danced by Emanuel Gat to music by John

Coltrane, “Petit torn de dança”a duet to medieval French songs

and “through the center...”, a piece for 8 dancers to electronic

music by Squarepusher. In 2011, he created "Brilliant Corners",

for which he also composed the soundtrack. Emanuel Gat is regularly invited to

set his work and create new choreographies for dance companies arround the

world, a.o. The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Le Ballet du Rhin,

Tanztheater Bremen, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ballet de

Marseille, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Noord Nederlandse Dans, Polish

National Ballet.