Der seit 2007 mit seiner Kompanie in Frankreich ansässige Israeli Emanuel Gat, der als Tänzer mit der
Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company begann, befasst sich in seinen Arbeiten stets mit dem Verhältnis von
Musik und Bewegung. „Silent Ballet“ ist ein Stück für acht Tänzer ohne Musik, das den synästhetischen
Eindruck erweckt, man könne Musik sehen. „Winter Variations“ ist ein von Emanuel Gat und Roy As- saf
getanztes Duett zu Kompositionen von Franz Schubert, The Beatles, dem ägyptischen Sänger Riad al
Sunbati und Gustav Mahler.
SILENT BALLET: Dance as a musical score. An orchestration of movements. Silent Ballet is using silence
as well as its own live sounds as a dense, thick musical environment, open to endless opportunities for
melodic, harmonic and dynamic interpretation. A self-contained dance, Silent Ballet is a work for 8 dancers, experimenting with different sets of choreographic tools and the transfor- mation they undergo during the process of creation.
Starting as parts of a growing physical mechanism, those initial sets of tools holds the DNA of a slow unfolding logic with countless references.
In many ways, Silent Ballet is dealing with dance making itself. It exposes the parts of this fine tuned process and allows a glimpse into the alchemy of physical abstraction. Questions about dance and beyond are being tackled within a bare land- scape, in a dance piece stripped to its basic elements.
WINTER VARIATIONS: Winter Voyage, the first piece to be presented after the establishment of Emanuel Gat dance, was created early 2004 and danced by Roy Assaf and Emanuel Gat to three “Liedern“ from Schubert masterful cycle. Since its creation, the two have danced this duet more then 250 times all over the world to great acclaim. In many ways, the 17 minutes of Winter Voyage, hold the core ideas regarding the choreographic process later developed by Emanuel Gat in pieces such as The Rite of Spring, K626, Through the Center and Silent Ballet.
Winter Variations, explores the options lying beyond the proposition made in Winter Voyage, and uses them as the starting point for a few distinctive variations. The work is based on a unique artistic collaboration, between two dancers and performers who share a common understanding regarding the action of dance, and a rare physical telepathy. After several group pieces, the desire to once again explore the duet form, derives from a need to re-determine the basic means of creation. The loss of countless compositional tools used when choreographing for a group, results in going back to basics. The focus on the dance material itself, along side the need for a definition of an extremely clear context, becomes crucial.
A mechanism of extreme zoom-in, is applied on certain key points in Winter Voyage in order to explore the landscapes lying behind specific choreographic fragments. Moments of charged stillness are examined carefully in search of the movement potential they inhabit. A few seconds of dance in Winter Voyage develop in Winter Variations into full chapters of complex choreography and elaborated
sequences of human drama.
(Quelle: HAU Abendzettel)
SILENT BALLET (Tänzer):
Pan Sun Kim
WINTER VARIATIONS (Tänzer):
WINTER VARIATIONS (Musik):
the Egyptian singer Riad al
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