Story Water

A work by Emanuel Gat

›STORY WATER‹ brings Ensemble Modern together with one of the leading European choreographers, Emanuel Gat. Together, the Ensemble Modern musicians and the dancers of Emanuel Gat Dance, the resident company at the Maison de la Danse in Istres in the South of France, explore the relationship between music and dance in this evening-length programme. Part of the choreography will be developed on the basis of existing works: Pierre Boulez’ ›Dérive 2‹ and Rebecca Saunders’ double bass concerto ›Fury II‹. For the other part, entitled ›FolkDance‹, the dancers and musicians create a musical-choreographic overall score together, wehre the gestures of sound production merge with those of the dance, crossing and blurring traditional boundaries and responsibilities. ›STORY WATER‹ will have its world premiere on July 19, 2018 at the Festival d'Avignon and will subsequently be shown at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main in Frankfurt and in Antwerp and Paris.

Creation Process of FolkDance