Walking is one of our fundamental ways of relating to the world, deeply engrained in our neuro-motor system.
In Farmer Train Swirl - Etude, locomotion is conveyed as the empathic medium between the spectator’s and the performer’s body. The walk progressively transforms itself into complex and musical feet constellations, revealing the vast step vocabulary of House dance.
Embracing the idea that ‘choreography is a negotiation with the patterns your body is thinking’ (Jonathan Burrows), this solo aims to open up a choreographic space in which one of our most fundamental somatic skills is brought into dialogue with the rich stepping lexicon of House dance and, through this interplay, reinvented.
Creation: Cassiel Gaube — Dance: Cassiel Gaube, Erik Eriksson — Technical support & light: tbc — Dramaturgy: Manon Santkin — Production: Hiros — Coproduction: La Ménagerie de Verre, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l'Accueil-studio, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), workspacebrussels, wpZimmer — With the support of: the Flemish Government, Charleroi danse, KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Iaspis The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual Artists, Tanzhaus Zürich