Morgan's last chug
Morgan's Last Chug
“Morgan's Last Chug is a study of fragmented time. A multidimensional reflection on the passing of time, through the prism of choreography and the acoustic environment. Through an uninterrupted series of variations using different methods of composition linked to time, the dancers explore dance as though it were a musical practice in its own right, bringing out its temporal aspects and its mechanisms. Beckett’s fascinating monologue, taken from the play Krapp's Last Tape, which is a theatrical counterpoint between stage performance and sound recording, emphasises the numerous ways in which human experience is inhabited and highlighted by the passing of time.”
Source: Emanuel Gat
More information: emanuelgatdance.com/
Emanuel Gat was born in Israel in 1969. He started dancing at the age of 23 during a workshop led by Israeli choreographer Nir Ben Gal. Few months later he joined the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company with whom he toured internationally. He started working as an independent choreographer in 1994.
Ten years later, Emanuel founded his company Emanuel Gat Dance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, with whom he has created several pieces of which « Winter Voyage » (2004) and « The Rite of Spring » (2004) won a Bessy Award; « K626 » in 2006 and « 3for2007 » in 2007, before choosing to settle in France, at the Maison Intercommunale de la Danse in Istres. « Silent Ballet » (2008) was the first piece created in France, followed by « Winter variations » in 2009 and « Brilliant Corners » in 2011.
In 2013, Emanuel Gat was associated artist to the Montpellier Danse Festival for which the company developed the project « Up Close Up » proposing two new works : « The Goldlandbergs » and « Corner Etudes », a photographic installation « It’s people, how abstract can it get ? » and a choreographic event « Danses de Cour ».
In 2014 Emanuel Gat creates "Plage Romantique", a one hour work for 9 dancers, in the Agora courtyard during the 34th Festival Montpellier Danse.
Emanuel is associated choreographer to Montpellier Danse Festival for the seasons 16-18, and has presented « Sunny », a choreography for 10 dancers, as his first piece within this association at the festival during summer 2016. The work is a collaboration with musician Awir Leon, former dancer with the company, who is playing live for this piece. Emanuel is currently preparing his second project as part of his residency at Montpellier Danse, which will include two productions; a unique collaboration with the Ballet de l'Opera de Lyon, « Tenworks » (for Jean-Paul), a program of ten short new pieces mixing dancers from both companies, and « Duos », a série of duets presented at different public locations around the city of Montpellier during the festival.
Emanuel is regularly invited to set his work and create new choreographies for dance companies around the world including: The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Tanztheater Bremen, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ballet de Marseille, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Ballet de Lorraine, Cedar Lake, Ballet British Colombia and Ballet de l'Opera de Lyon among others.
Source : Emanuel Gat 's website
L.A. Dance Project
L.A. Dance Project is a platform for the development, creation, support and presentation of world-class dance in Los Angeles. Comprised of an internationally acclaimed dance company, a brand new performance space in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District and a program of media initiatives, LADP promotes dance not only as an artistic practice but as a way of being in the world. LADP seeks to foster dance-centered artistic collaborations across all disciplines, cultures and communities in Los Angeles and around the globe.
Since its founding, L.A. Dance Project’s company has toured and given master classes at international venues and festivals including the Holland Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, La Maison de la Danse, the Saitama Arts Center, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Shanghai and Bejing Opera House and Theatre du Chatelet. In the US, the company has performed at venues including Jacob’s Pillow, Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York City Center. In its home city of Los Angeles the company has performed at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, MOCA, Union Station, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, and The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Source : L.A. Dance Project
More information : ladanceproject.org/
Morgan's Last Chug
Choreography : Emanuel Gat
Interpretation : L.A. Dance Project
Additionnal music : Suite Française n°1 en ré mineur BWV 812 de Johann Sebastian Bach, interprétée par Glenn Gould - Musique Funèbre pour la Reine Mary - Marche d'Henry Purcell, Interprétée par Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Krapp's Last Tape (La Dernière Bande) de Samuel Beckett, interprétée par Jim Norton, avec l'accord de Naxos AudioBooks ISBN 978-962-634- 332-6
Lights : Emanuel Gat
Costumes : Emanuel Gat
Sound : Emanuel Gat
Other collaborations : Geneviève Osborne
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse - Septembre 2013
Duration : 20'
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