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In the next two years Cassiel Gaube will develop a series of two works exploring the intersection of the practices of walking, running and House Dance –specifically aimed at House's very rich footwork. At the heart of his research stands the question of kinaesthetic empathy. He specifically asks himself how he can invite audiences to read and taste the complex flux of the House dance style –up till then unknown to them.
Walking, as one of our fundamental modes of relating to the world, deeply engrained in our neuro-motor system, will be conveyed as an empathic medium in between the spectator’s body and his. In this first work – a solo – he’ll then progressively let the walking transform itself into complex and musical feet constellations, letting emerge the vast House steps vocabulary available.
Embracing the idea that ‘choreography is a negotiation with the patterns your body is thinking’ (Jonathan Burrows), Cassiel wants to open a choreographic space in which one of our most fundamental somatic skills – walking – is brought in dialogue with the rich stepping lexicon of House Dance and, through this interplay, reinvented.
Choreography & performance: Cassiel Gaube – Artistic conversation partners: Matteo Fargion, Christophe Wavelet, Manon Santkin –Partners and residencies: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Workspacebrussels, KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Charleroi Danse –With the support of: de Vlaamse Gemeenschapcommissie, La communauté de Clerlande –Production: HIROS
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