event SCENE44 I Festival de Marseille I Co Emanuel Gat Dance - Freedom Sonata

8 March 2024 4pm

Freedom Sonata a creation of the Co Emanuel Gat Dance for the Festival de Marseille 2024,
20 & 21 June 2024, La Criée Théâtre National de Marseille.

Freedom Sonata is yet another chapter in an ongoing, continuous study into the ways in which groups, and the individuals that form them, behave, function and strive to find a state of balance and fulfillment. In that sense, it is of course a manner of looking at the way society - as we know it - organizes itself in different contexts and therefore, it can be seen as an exploration of possible alternative models. 
Decentralizing the conventional structure of hierarchies between choreographer and dancers, rethinking the distribution of power and responsibilities, coming up with new ways of defining what choreography/ dance making can actually be and changing the established paradigms by placing individual freedom at the center as a core value of dance making, are the most valuable strategies through which dance can become a relevant force in pointing out societal anomalies and proposing alternatives.

Choreography, scenography and lights: Emanuel Gat
Created with and interpreted by: Tara Dalli, Noé Girard, Nikoline Due Iversen, Pepe Jaimes, Gilad Jerusalmy, Olympia Kotopoulos, Michael Loehr, Emma Mouton, Abel Rojo Pupo,
Rindra Rasoaveloson, Sara Wilhelmsson

technical management: Guillaume Février
Sound design:  Frédéric Duru
Music: Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo (2016)
Ludwig Van Beethoven – piano sonata #32 in Ut minor opus 111 (second movement) performed by Mitsuko Ushida, piano, and recorded in 2006
Photos : Julia Gat

Production: Emanuel Gat Dance
General administration: Marie-Pierre Guiol
Production coordination: Mélanie Bichot
Co-production: Festival de Marseille 2024, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Sadler’s Wells London, Torino Danza, Festspielhaus St Pölten, Concertgebouw Bruges – Festival December Dance, Comédie de Genève, Grand Théâtre de Provence
With the support of Pôle Arts de la scène
Creative residencies: KLAP Maison pour la Danse, SCENE44 . n + n Corsino, Grand Théâtre de Provence

Emanuel Gat Dance receives the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication - DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur as a subsidized company, of the Région Sud - Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, and of the Departemental Council of the Bouches du Rhône.