In Soirée d'études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl - Étude and creates a duet exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in a 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 Yonas Perou, a Paris-based dancer experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy that this practice requires and produces.
Creation: Cassiel Gaube - Dance: Cassiel Gaube, Yonas Perou - Technical support & light: Luc Schaltin - Dramaturgy: Manon Santkin - 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, Ballet National de Marseille - 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, School van Gaasbeek