Works: Cassiel Gaube

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Soirée d’études

Soirée d’études was born out of Cassiel Gaube’s passion for the vocabulary of house dance, of which he explores the potential intersections with the compositional approaches of contemporary dance.

Conceived as a series of short, interconnected pieces, this choreographic soirée (evening) is a pas de deux for three, with the dancers passing the floor to each other to compose different duos.

Underpinned by a process of mapping out the kinaesthetic possibilities of this practice, Soirée d’études deconstructs the lexicon of house dance to better play with it. From its characteristic groove to the various forms of footwork, the different aspects of this style are successively examined, brought into light and honored.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique in order to experiment with them. Here, Cassiel Gaube, inspired in particular by the works of Bruno Beltrão and William Forsythe, explores the bodily and musical logics of his most beloved dance style.


Choreography: Cassiel Gaube Dance: Cassiel Gaube, Alesya Dobysh, Anna Benedicte Andresen/Waithera Schreyeck 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