Emanuel Gat opens the season at tanzhaus nrw with a double feature. The Israel born choreographer, who initially studied music, is known for his pulsating dance works combined with music that always point at social relations between group and individual. "Plague Romantique", premiered at the Montpellier Danse Festival in June 2014, was created for the ten dancers of his company. By way of layering voice, music, text and dance a "choreographic musical", as he calls it, is established, looking for different perspectives at the manifold mechanisms of a performance. Bouyant and playful, with room for spontaniousness he continues his pursuit of the musicality of dance. On invitation of tanzhaus nrw Emanuel Gat has for the first time created a choreography with the ten dancers of the Essener Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS). Here as well his work is focused on the exploration of the principles of counterpoint in music and dance. Choreographers such as Pina Bausch, Susanne Linke, Reinhild Hoffmann, Mark Sieczkarek and Henrietta Horn have shaped the image of the FTS, since 2008 being led by Rodolpho Leoni. The FTS shows works by young choreographers as well as works in collaboration with international guest choreographers.
"Plage Romantique" Choreography, light, soundtrack: Emanuel Gat; Soundtrack created in collaboration with François Przybylski and Frédéric Duru; with: Hervé Chaussard, Aurore Di Bianco, Pansun Kim, Michael Lohr, Philippe Mesia, Geneviève Osborne, François Przybylski, Rindra Rasoaveloson, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson. "New Work" Choreography, light, soundtrack: Emanuel Gat; Dance: Luiza Braz Batista, Uwe Brauns, Shan Gao, Chang-Wen Hsu, Andrés García Martínez, Jan Möllmer, Blanca Noguerol Ramirez, Tsai Wei Tien, Chi-I Wu, Chih-Ming Yu. "Plage Romantique" is a production by Emanuel Gat Dance, coproduced by the Festival Montpellier Danse 2014. Supported by the Stiftung BNP Paribas and the tanzhaus nrw. "New Work" is a production of the Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS) / Institute for Contemporary Dance, coproduced by the tanzhaus nrw. Funded by the Kunst- und Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf. With the friendly support of the Institut français and the french Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA.