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DANS — In Soirée d'études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl - Étude and creates a trio 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, and Federica Miani, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy that this practice requires and produces.


Throughout the creation process, Cassiel will work in close collaboration with two fellow artists: Matteo Fargion & Manon Santkin. Soirée d’études will premiere at La Ménagerie de Verre (Paris) at 19 November 2020 and will also be shown on 20 and 21 November.


Creation: Cassiel Gaube
Dance: Cassiel Gaube, Yonas Perou, Frederica Miani
Technical support & light: Luc Schaltin
Dramaturgy: Manon Santkin
Dramaturgy & Sound: Matteo Fargion
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, C-TAKT, CCN-Ballet national de Marseille dans le cadre de l'accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture, KAAP, Charleroi danse, Les Ballets C de la B, La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse-Occitanie
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