Works: Cassiel Gaube

Marc Domage

Soirée d’études

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other’s dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy that this practice requires and produces.

Credits

Choreography: Cassiel Gaube Dramaturgy: Liza Baliasnaja, Matteo Fargion, Manon Santkin, Jonas Rutgeerts Sound: Marius Pruvot Technical support & light: Luc Schaltin Production: Hiros Distribution: ART HAPPENS Coproduction: La Ménagerie de Verre, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l’Accueil-studio, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), workspacebrussels, wpZimmer, C-TAKT, CCN-Ballet national de Marseille dans le cadre de l’accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture, KAAP, Charleroi danse, La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux – La Rochelle, Danse élargie 2020, CND Centre national de la danse, les ballets C de la B dans le cadre de résidence Co-laBo, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil Studio, CNDC Angers, Le Phare – CCN du Havre Normandie, Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté With the support of: Flemish Government, Kunstenwerkplaats, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Iaspis The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists, Tanzhaus Zürich, School van Gaasbeek, Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest, ONDA Special thanks to: Erik Eriksson, Yonas Perou, Federica “Mia” Miani, Diego “Odd Sweet” Dolciami