Emanuel Gat

Artistic director and choreographer

Portrait of Emanuel Gat

Internationally renowned choreographer, Emanuel Gat creates each of his works in close collaboration with the dancers of his company and deploys an intimate dialogue between choreography and music. 

He founds his company Emanuel Gat Dance in 2004 and creates pieces that enjoyed international success, such as The Rite of Spring, which received a Bessy Award in 2006.  

He is named associated artist to the Montpellier Danse Festival in 2013 and from 2016 to 2018, when he creates, among others, The Goldlandbergs and SUNNY. He is also associated artist to Chaillot in Paris for the seasons 2018-21. 

In 2018, Gat collaborates with the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt to create Story Water at the Cour d'Honneur of Festival d’Avignon. 

In the midst of 2020 pandemic, Gat creates LOVETRAIN2020, which receives the prize of best dance performance of the year in France. In 2021, he creates Act II&III or the Unexpected Return of Heaven and Earth

Photo : © Jubal Battisti