Emanuel Gat, Awir Leon / Emanuel Gat Dance
Wednesday, May 17, 7 p.m. - TICKETS
Thursday, May 18, 9 p.m. - TICKETS
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.
Choreographer and lighting designer: Emanuel Gat
Live music: Awir Leon
The costumes were designed in collaboration with the dancers.
Created in collaboration with and danced by: Annie Hanauer, Anastasia Ivanova, Pansun Kim, Michael Lohr, Geneviève Osborne, Milena Twiehaus, Tom Weinberger, Sara Wilhelmsson, Ashley Wright, Daniela Zaghini
Production: Emanuel Gat Dance
A coproduction with: Festival Montpellier Danse 2016; Grand Théâtre de Provence; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris; Scène Nationale d’Albi
Supported by: La Biennale di Venezia, 10. Festival Internazionale di Danza Contemporanea
Supported by: Fondation BNP Paribas, created at l'Agora; cité internationale de la danse in Montpellier; and la Maison de la danse intercommunale in Istres.
The company would like to thank Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence and the French Ministry of Culture DRAC, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, for their Support.
With the friendly support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA.