TRANSPOSITION #1 & #2

Choreography : Emanuel Gat
Music : Frédéric Duru

Premiere November 7, 2013 at the Opéra national de Lorraine

Choreography : Emanuel Gat
Assistants : Hervé Chaussard & Michael Lohr
Music : Frédéric Duru
Light : Olivier Bauer
Rehearsal director : Isabelle Bourgeais and Valérie Ferrando

Transposition#1

10 DANCERS
23 MINUTES

Transposition#2

22 DANCERS
23 MINUTES

Transposition#1 and Transposition2# may be performed as a full evening or they may be performed separately within a mixed program.

The musical term transposition refers to the process, or operation, of moving a collection of notes up or down in pitch by a constant interval, while maintaining the same tonal and rhythmical structures.

A free take on that creative procedure. These creations for the CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, offer two distinct observations on human nature through this process of transposition. Both pieces are playful experimentations with shifting ideas and contents from their original environment into new choreographic modes. The alterations which certain data and systems undergo as a result of that transposition, becomes a way of enhancing visibility while looking into questions relating to people and society.

Emanuel Gat

EMANUEL GAT was born in Israel 1969. His first encounter with dance was at the age of 23 during a workshop led by Israeli choreographer Nir Ben Gal. Six months later, Gat joined the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company with whom he toured in Israel and around the world. Shortly after, Gat began working as an independent choreographer, creating his first solo piece Four Dances in 1994 to music by Bach. Over the next 10 years Gat created a number of independent projects as dancer and choreographer.
His work has been presented in Israel as well as internationally at dance festivals around the world. In January 2004 Gat established his company - Emanuel Gat Dance, which received Israel’s Minister of Culture Award in 2005. In 2006, Gat was named a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation, one of Israel's highest honors for artists.
In 2004, he founded his independent company Emanuel Gat Dance. The premier of Winter Voyage and The Rite of Spring took place at Uzes festival in June 2004. In 2006, he created K626 a work for 8 dancers based on Mozart’s Requiem, which was premiered at the Festival de Marseille.
Silent Ballet, a piece for 8 dancers with no music, was premiered on July 2008 at Montpellier Danse Festival. Later that year, Emanuel Gat and Roy Assaf went back to their long time collaboration creating Winter Variations, a 50 minutes duet premiered at the American Dance Festival on June 2009 and presented later at Montpellier Danse and The Lincoln Center Festival. In 2011, Emanuel Gat creates Brilliant Corners a piece for 10 dancers, for which he also composes the soundtrack. Follow The Goldlanbergs and Corner Etudes in 2013 for the Montpellier dance festival, which he was artist associated with. Emanuel is regularly invited to set his work and create new choreographies for dance companies arround the world.