Emanuel Gat Dance



Sun 7.11. | 8 pm - German Premiere, 7.30 pm Introduction
Staatstheater Darmstadt – Großes Haus

Length: 70 Min.

The captivating quality of Emanuel Gat's pieces lies in their high musicality. From Bach to Boulez, from Awir Leon to his own compositions – the choreographer loves surprising his audience. LOVETRAIN2020 is a contemporary “musical”, an ode to the sound and vibes of the 1980s. At a breath-taking speed, the timeless hits of the British New Wave duo Tears for Fears (Mad World, Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Change, Sowing the Seeds of Love and others) merge with the extraordinary movement language of Emanuel Gat: perceptive, curious and inventive. LOVETRAIN 2020 creates a space filled with allusions, counterpoints and infinite possibilities, where movement and sound interact. A piece full of energy and lightness that explores the ways in which people come together, drift apart, attract and repel each other in infinite variation; thus remaining constantly in motion. 

Music: Tears for Fears
Choreography and Lights: Emanuel Gat
Costume Design: Thomas Bradley
Costume Construction: Thomas Bradley, Wim Muyllaert
Technical Director: Guillaume Février
Sound : Frédéric Duru
Created with and performed by: Eglantine Bart, Thomas Bradley, Robert Bridger, Gilad Jerusalmy, Péter Juhász, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Eddie Oroyan, Rindra Rasoaveloson, Ichiro Sugae, Karolina Szymura, Milena Twiehaus, Sara Wilhelmsson, Jin Young Won
Company Manager: Marjorie Carré
Production Coordinator: Antonia Auday

An Emanuel Gat Dance production, co-produced by the Festival Montpellier Danse 2020, Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse, Sadler’s Wells London, Arsenal Cité Musicale – Metz, Theater Freiburg, supported by Romaeuropa Festival. Emanuel Gat Dance acknowledges the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and of DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, of City of Istres, Région Sud – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Conseil Départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône. Created at Agora – Cite internationale de la danse in Montpellier.


Supported by  Institut français und des französischen Ministeriums für Kultur- und Kommunikation / DGCA.