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Choreography as a breathing system: On 17 December 2019, Staatsballett Berlin will celebrate its first premiere at Volksbühne Berlin with »Sunny« by Emanuel Gat

Berlin, 10 December 2019 --- Emanuel Gat has been one of the leading international choreographers for several years. Now he rehearsed his first choreography with Staatsballett Berlin. »Sunny« premieres on 17 December 2019 at Volksbühne Berlin, which is also cooperating with Staatsballett for the first time.

Emanuel Gat's choreographies can be understood as a variable system that the cast brings to life anew with each performance. In »Sunny«, based on the well-known song by Bobby Hebb, the dancers move within a framework in which they take responsibility for their own creative processes.

Gat often accesses his works through music, in this case in collaboration with Awir Leon. The musician and producer, hailing from the techno scene, created an acoustic space in a free-flowing form, oscillating between new and familiar sounds, difficult experiment and sheer pleasure, exploring new fields for the perception of movement, involving interpreters and spectators alike.

His own company, Emanuel Gat Dance, has been frequently invited to Berlin, winning over audiences and critics alike. He now recreated the vibrant experiment of structure and emotion with Staatsballett Berlin’s dancers.

»Choreography isn’t about the creation of content, it’s rather the process of creatively organizing content. I don’t create pieces, I create an ever evolving choreographic system. The separate works are therefore momentary glimpses at specific points along the evolution of that system.« Emanuel Gat

Tickets for »Sunny« are available via the Volksbühne ticket service.

Choreography by Emanuel Gat
Music by Awir Leon

Choreography: Emanuel Gat
Music: Awir Leon
Light Design: Emanuel Gat
Costumes: Thomas Bradley

Dancers of Staatsballetts Berlin
Music from recording

Premiere on 17 December 2019
Volksbühne Berlin

Additional Dates:
18 and 19 December 2019
3, 4 und 5 January 2020

»Sunny« is a Staatsballett Berlin production in cooperation with Volksbühne Berlin

Duration: 60 minutes without intermission         

Tickets: 10-30€

Tickets for »Sunny« are available via the Volksbühne ticket service:

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