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Farmer Train Swirl – Étude

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Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation off the field of House Dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties. The performance was created 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 creation of a choreography.

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 – Étude is an étude on transformations, a play at the edge of the recognizable.

In the absence of thumping music, the popular movement idiom takes on somewhat of a cerebral, holy-abstract character, which forces us
to look for new meaning.
Evelyne Coussens - De Morgen ****

Creation and performance: Cassiel Gaube
Artistic advice: Liza Baliasnaja, Theo Livesey, Manon Santkin
Production: Hiros
Co-production: Charleroi danse
With the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, De School van Gaasbeek, ONDA
Special thanks to: Monastère de Clerlande
Diffusion: ART HAPPENS

DatePerformanceCity CountryOrganisation/Venue
17.09.2022Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeToulon (fr)Festival Constellations
27.05.2022Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBelgrade (rs)SOLO Festival
13.03.2022Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudePoitiers (fr)Le TAP
12.03.2022Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudePoitiers (fr)Le TAP
11.03.2022Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudePoitiers (fr)Le TAP
25.01.2022Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeToulouse (fr)La Place de la Danse
08.10.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBeveren (be)CC Ter Vesten
15.09.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeCaen (fr)CCN de Caen / Basse-Normandië
05.07.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeHavre (fr)Le Phare, CCN du Havre Normandie
01.07.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBordeaux (fr)La Manufacture CDCN
30.06.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBordeaux (fr)La Manufacture CDCN
26.06.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeCharleroi (be)Charleroi danse
02.06.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSeine-Saint-Denis (fr)Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
01.06.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSeine-Saint-Denis (fr)Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
24.04.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSint-Niklaas (be)CC Stadsschouwburg Sint-Niklaas
13.04.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSaint-Ouen (fr)Espace 1789
30.03.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudePoitiers (fr)Le TAP
10.03.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBrest (fr)Le Quartz
09.03.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBrest (fr)Le Quartz
08.03.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBrest (fr)Le Quartz
05.02.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBeveren (be)CC Ter Vesten
04.02.2021Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeCaen (fr)CCN de Caen / Basse-Normandië
26.11.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSeine-Saint-Denis (fr)Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
25.11.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSeine-Saint-Denis (fr)Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
15.11.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeVilleneuve d'Ascq (fr)La rose des vents Scène nationale Lille Métropole
14.11.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeVilleneuve d'Ascq (fr)La rose des vents Scène nationale Lille Métropole
02.10.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeLjubljana (si)EN-KNAP Production
01.10.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeLjubljana (si)EN-KNAP Production
25.09.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeLeuven (be)Kunstencentrum STUK
24.09.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeVitry-sur-Seine (fr)La Briqueterie - Les Plateaux
12.09.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeGeneva (ch)La Bâtie - Festival de Genève
06.09.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeVersailles (fr)le Festival Plastique Danse Flore
05.09.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeVersailles (fr)le Festival Plastique Danse Flore
15.08.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeAmsterdam (nl)De Brakke Grond
14.08.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeAmsterdam (nl)De Brakke Grond
13.08.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeAmsterdam (nl)De Brakke Grond
12.08.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBruges (be)uitZOMERLIJK Brugge
21.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeTerschelling (nl)Oerol
20.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeTerschelling (nl)Oerol
19.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeTerschelling (nl)Oerol
18.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeTerschelling (nl)Oerol
17.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeTerschelling (nl)Oerol
16.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeTerschelling (nl)Oerol
10.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSeine-Saint-Denis (fr)Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
09.06.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeSeine-Saint-Denis (fr)Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
27.03.2020Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeLjubljana (si)EN-KNAP Production
07.12.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBrussels (be)C12, hosted by Deep in House & Ensemble Record Label
05.12.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeStrombeek-Bever (be)CC Strombeek/Grimbergen
03.12.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeGhent (be)CAMPO
07.10.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeGeel (be)CC De Werft
05.10.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOttawa (ca)Actoral
04.10.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOttawa (ca)Actoral
27.09.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBerlin (de)About Blank, hosted by Ensemble Record Label
07.09.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeGaasbeek (be)SeptemberFestival
02.09.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeBrussels (be)P.A.R.T.S. - school of contemporary dance
10.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
09.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
08.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
07.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
06.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
04.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
03.08.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Theater Aan Zee (TAZ)
07.07.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeOstend (be)Dansand
07.06.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeParis (fr)Ménagerie de Verre
06.04.2019Farmer Train Swirl – Étude  (Creation: Cassiel GaubeArtistic advice: Liza Baliasnaja, Theo Livesey, Manon SantkinProduction: HirosCoproduction: Charleroi danseWith the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, De School van Gaasbeek, ONDAThanks to: Monastère de ClerlandeDiffusion: ART HAPPENS)Brussels (be)Festival Legs-Charleroi danse/KANAL - Centre Pompidou
15.03.2019Farmer Train Swirl – ÉtudeAntwerp (be)Bouge B/deSingel
21.02.2019Farmer Train Swirl – Étude  (PREMIERE)Kortrijk (be)End of winter Festival/Kunstencentrum BUDA
01.12.2018Farmer Train Swirl – Étude  (AVANT-PREMIERE)Brussels (be)working title festival/Les Brigitinnes