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Emanuel Gat Dance: WORKS - Sadler's Wells

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON NOVEMBER 11 and 12, 2019, as part of the Institut français’ festival FranceDance UK, Emanuel Gat Dance returns to Sadler’s Wells to celebrate its dancers’ unique virtuosity and fearlessness.

In WORKS, ten dancers share the stage in a series of seven short pieces, varying in structure, musical composition and choreographic direction.

From July – November, dance from France and francophone countries features across the UK, with 50 performances across nine major cities. Sadler’s Wells is one of the 16 partners of FranceDance UK and presents four works as part of its Autumn season.

Ranging from Nina Simone, to the Chordettes, to music from Gat himself; the dancers move through musical landscapes showcasing their responses, relationships and interpretations to create a powerful togetherness in real time. The piece premiered at Montpellier Danse Festival in 2017 and is also presenting at The Lowry on November 9 as part of FranceDance UK.

Gat is a Bessie Award-winning Israeli choreographer whose work has been celebrated and presented across the world for over 25 years. Gat originally trained as a classical music conductor before a stint in the military. He founded Emanuel Gat Dance in Tel Aviv in 2004, before deciding to settle in Istres, France in 2007.

Gat has been invited to create works for a variety of dance companies across the globe including The Paris Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Candoco Dance Company, Cedar Lake among others. He is an Associate Artist of the National Theater of Chaillot in Paris.

Tickets: £20 – £25. To book, call the ticket office on 020 7863 8000 or visit

Time: 7:30pm.