2016/17 Choreographer Emanuel Gat

Emanuel Gat was born in Israel in 1969. His first encounter with dance was at the age of 23 during a workshop led by Israeli choreographer Nir Ben Gal. Few months later he joined the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company with whom he toured internationally.

He started working as an independent choreographer in 1994.

Ten years later Emanuel founded his company Emanuel Gat Dance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, with whom he has created several pieces of which Winter Voyage (2004) and The Rite of Spring (2004) won a Bessy Award; K626 in 2006 and 3for2007 in 2007, before choosing to settle in France, at the Maison Intercommunale de la Danse in Istres. Silent Ballet (2008) was the first piece created in France, followed by Winter variations in 2009 and Brilliant Corners in 2011.

In 2013, Emanuel Gat was associated artist to the Montpellier Danse Festival for which the company developed the project Up Close Up proposing two new works : The Goldlandbergs and Corner Etudes, a photographic installation It’s people, how abstract can it get ? and a choreographic event Danses de Cour.

In 2014 Emanuel Gat creates “Plage Romantique”, a one hour work for 9 dancers, in the Agora courtyard during the 34th Festival Montpellier Danse.

Emanuel is regularly invited to set his work and create new choreographies for dance companies around the world including: The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Tanztheater Bremen, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ballet de Marseille, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Ballet de Lorraine and Cedar Lake among others.