C12 • Dance • Cassiel Gaube: ‘Farmer Train Swirl / Étude’
December 07, 2019 | Culture
C12 x Dance
Cassiel Gaube ‘Farmer Train Swirl / Étude’
Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties. When regular C12 DJ Kong witnessed the performance by Parts (Rosas) graduate Cassiel Gaube in Desingel Antwerp earlier this year, he felt an immediate connection to his own practice as a DJ and electronic music writer. He decided to invite Cassiel to C12, to take the performance out of the theatre, straight to the dance floor of a night club.
21h: DJ Kong
22h: Cassiel Gaube
‘Farmer Train Swirl / Étude’ springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.
The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris’ and New York’s lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist’s undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather as the work of sensibly navigating this buoyant ecosystem of practices, of experimenting with the forms which inhabit it and of imagining new ones.
Moves, grooves and attitudes intertwine in fleeting constellations, unfurling the precise lexicon of steps of House dance. Along the way, space is left open for the unexpected to occur and for a hybrid dance to emerge. Farmer Train Swirl is an étude on transformations, a play at the edge of the recognizable.
Creation: Cassiel Gaube
Artistic advice: Liza Baliasnaja, Theo Livesey, Manon Santkin Production: HIROS
Distribution: ART HAPPENS
Coproduction: Charleroi danse
With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, De School van Gaasbeek
Thanks to: Monastère de Clerlande
116 Rue Marché aux Herbes
Doors : 10€
Your ticket also grants acces to the club night afterwards, starting 23h: https://tibbaa.com/order/u1vaazwwri?lang=en