Cassiel Gaube (°1994, Belgium) is a dancer and choreographer who lives and works in Brussels and Paris. He graduated in 2016 from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. After graduating, he started learning and researching the urban dance style House Dance. He went to the lively club scenes of Paris and New York to immerse himself into the world of House Dance. This research led to the creation of work that is on the border line between contemporary dance, hip hop and clubbing.
He sees his creations as the result of a sensitive back and forth movement through the resilient ecosystems of practices that make up House Dance, of experimenting with the forms it contains and of imagining new forms. This resulted in the solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude.
Through the creation Farmer Train Swirl – Étude, Cassiel was invited to work with different artists. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, for example, asked him to create part of the material for the new version of West Side Story she was choreographing for Broadway.
He was artist-in-residence at La Ménagerie de Verre in Paris in 2019 and 2020. In 2021 he premiered with the trio Soirée d’études, that continued the research set out in his solo.
As a teacher, Cassiel is often invited to give professional training and workshops in dance studios such as: DansCentrumJette, La Raffinerie – Charleroi danse, P.A.R.T.S. SummerSchool in Brussel and La Ménagerie de Verre in Paris.
For the production of his work, Cassiel collaborates with the Brussels-based production house Hiros.