Emanuel Gat Dance: LOVETRAIN2020


Festival Opening

Shout, shout, let it all out! With his choreographed hymn to the 1980s, Emanuel Gat transports us straight into pulsating life. Set to the classic hits of the new wave duo Tears for Fears, Gat’s piece burns with the attitude to life characterizing a colorful era in which young people were still permitted to believe in the future - a utopian time with an epic groove, when pop music became more intellectual and the sound synthetic. The Israeli choreographer, who is based in the south of France, has devised very free movements to these songs, letting his dancers drift with the rhythm or dither against it, sending them into relief-like poses through which a spirit evocative of old paintings repeatedly wafts. Designer Thomas Bradley, himself a dancer on the stage, has created fantastical costumes that combine baroque and hippy sensibilities with big-city glamour. We see people coming together and drifting apart, giving themselves to one another and yet searching further, finding freedom and energy by Sowing the Seeds of Love. 


"Loud, joyous, physical, close. […] A celebration of the body, of performance, of life." — The New York Times 


"Emanuel Gat’s show is a deep breath of fresh air. LOVETRAIN2020 is a subtle blend that combines a touch of baroque in the costumes with influences from Egypt and India. Set to pop music from the 1980s, Emanuel Gat achieves a stunning choreographic mix." — France Inter 


"LOVETRAIN2020 is Gat at his best, a really grandiose and hypnotic show, a piece at the crossroads of the arts to be indulged without moderation."  — L’oeil d’Olivier 



Choreography: Emanuel Gat | Music: Tears for Fears | Costume: Thomas Bradley, Wim Muyllaert | Technical direction: Guillaume Février  | Duration: 75 minutes with no intermission

Dates & Prices

Cat. 1: 49,– € / dis.: 45,– €
Cat. 2: 43,– € / dis.: 39,– € 
Cat. 3: 35,– € / dis.: 29,– € 
Cat. 4: 27,– € / dis.: 23,– €
Cat. 5: 17,– € / dis.: 15,– €


LOVETRAIN2020 - A work by Emanuel Gat

Musik//Music: Tears for Fears
Choreographie//Choreography and lights: Emanuel Gat
Kostümdesign//Costume design: Thomas Bradley
Kostüme//Costume construction: Thomas Bradley, Wim Muyllaert
Technische Leitung//Technical direction: Guillaume Février
Sound: Frédéric Duru
Kreation & Performance//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, Sara Wilhelmsson, Ashley Wright, Jin Young Won.

Eine Emanuel Gat Dance Produktion // A production by Emanuel Gat Dance
Company Management: Marjorie Carré. Production Coordinator: Antonia Auday
Koproduktion // Coproduction: Festival Montpellier Danse 2020, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, Arsenal Cité musicale - Metz, Theater Freiburg, with the support of 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. LOVETRAIN2020 benefits from the support of Institut Français for its tours in Europe in 2022. Created at Agora - cité internationale de la danse in Montpellier.

Dauer//Duration: 75 Minuten ohne Pause // 75 minutes with no intermission

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