Emanuel Gat was born in Israel in 1969 and discovered dance at the age of 23 at a workshop for amateurs. He joined the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal company six months later, touring in Israel and abroad. He began his career as a choreographer with the solo “Four Dances” performed to music by Bach.
In 2004, he set up the independent company Emanuel Gat Dance. His pieces “Winter voyage” and “Le Sacre du printemps”, performed for the first time in June 2004 at the Festival d’Uzès, were highly acclaimed and in 2006 Emanuel Gat won a Bessie Award for the presentation of this programme at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. He then created a piece for 8 dancers to Mozart’s Requiem, “K626”, performed in 2006 at the Festival de Marseille. He moved to France in 2007 and continued his own creative work while being invited to create work for prestigious companies such as the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, the Sydney Dance Company, the Ballet du Rhin, Tanztheater Bremen, the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Noord Nederlandse Dans and the Polish National Ballet. His creation “Brilliant Corners” enjoyed huge success in 2011. In April 2012, he will be offering a new creation to the Ballet National de Marseille whose world premiere will be at the Steps Festival in Switzerland.