Winter voyage

Photo by Cathy Peylan

Choreography Lights & Costumes / Emanuel Gat

Music / Franz Schubert
Dancers / Roy Assaf, Emanuel Gat

Production / Emanuel Gat Dance
Co production / The Suzanne Dellal Centre (Israel) ; Festival Uzes Danse (France)
; Monaco Dance Forum (Monaco).

With the help of / The Dellal foundation, Theatre de Olivier d'Istre - France, Ballet Monte-Carlo, the foundation of Philippe de Rothschild.

World Premier / Festival Uzes Danse (France) 2004

Also available: Winter Voyage / the Film

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Press Quotes

  • "A Wintry Despair and the Tension of not touching ...Their synchronicity was amazing, hypnotic...But mostly they circled each other, as if in a trance. They stared into each other's eyes; they stood side by side, arms but not hands touching. Even on opposite ends of the wide stage, the tension between them was palpable...Their sinuousness of movement was a constant fascination." John Rokwell / the New York Times
  • "...a deep internal musicality that has little to do with the score and everything to do with breath and balance....Extraordinary movers, ...The two seem to be on parallel journeys of some sort, and though the destination is unclear, what a bizarre, starkly beautiful trip it is." Bostone Globe
  • "...In Winter Voyage, we get to hear as well as see Gat's musical sensibility. Set to three songs from Schubert's Winterreise, this male duet has Gat and fellow dancer Roy Assaf tracking the stage in running, spinning lines. When they intersect, the choreography dovetails in beautifully shaped phrases, a mix of pulsing curves and rhythmically finessed gestures that shimmer in and out of harmony with the music. As dance, it is superbly crafted, but it also has an undertow of sexual obsession, loneliness and unexpected delicacy. " Judith Markell – THE GUARDIEN

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