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Soirée d’études

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In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube extends the research of his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece that explores the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and growing series of études. In a series of small pieces or études, Cassiel Gaube poetically explores what the human body is capable of. Even in the silence, there is a constant tension between the dancers thanks to their enormous precision and extreme focus. Just as in his solo, Gaube reveals the choreographic richness and complexity of House. A pleasure for the eye that makes you want to dance along to the electronic beats of the music.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition intended to explore and experiment with the possibilities of a particular technique, similar to the way House Dance is practised. Based on an attempt to map the lexicon of the steps that make up House Dance, Soirée d’études deconstructs them in order to play with them better. Drawing on familiar movements within House Dance – from its characteristic bounce to the swaying of the torso – the dancers seek variations on these steps and inventive ways of articulating them together. This shared knowledge enables them to read the other person’s dance. Together with experienced street dancers, Gaube reveals the reading that this practice requires and creates.
Soirée d’études provides an adrenaline kick, it is an out of the box performance on the cutting edge of street dance, contemporary, hip-hop and clubbing.



Choreography: Cassiel Gaube
Dance: Cassiel Gaube, Alesya Dobysh, Anna Benedicte Andresen/Waithera Schreyeck
Dramaturgy: Liza Baliasnaja, Matteo Fargion, Manon Santkin and Jonas Rutgeerts
Sound: Marius Pruvot
Technical support & light: Luc Schaltin
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, La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux – La Rochelle, Danse élargie 2020, CND Centre national de la danse, les ballets C de la B dans le cadre de résidence Co-laBo, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil Studio, CNDC Angers, Le Phare – CCN du Havre Normandie, Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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, Le Quartz Brest – Scène nationale de Brest, ONDA
Special thanks to: Erik Erikkson, Yonas Perou, Federica “Mia” Miani, Diego “Odd Sweet” Dolciami
Diffusion: ART HAPPENS

DatePerformanceCity CountryOrganisation/Venue
16.10.2022Soirée d’étudesCasablanca (ma)Les Rencontres Chorégraphiques De Casablanca
22.10.2022Soirée d’étudesBratislava (sk)Bratislava in Movement
29.10.2022Soirée d’étudesRome (it)Romaeuropa Festival
24.11.2022Soirée d’étudesGhent (be)CAMPO
12.12.2022Soirée d’étudesParis (fr)Musée de l'Orangerie
10.02.2023Soirée d’étudesGuimarães (pt)Centro Cultural Vila Flor/ Guidance festival
06.03.2023Soirée d’étudesMalmö (se)Dansstationen
08.03.2023Soirée d’étudesUmeå (se)Norrlandsoperan
11.03.2023Soirée d’étudesJönköping (se)Kulturhuset Spira
14.03.2023Soirée d’étudesVäxjö (se)Regionteatern
16.03.2023Soirée d’étudesKarlshamn (se)Lokstallarna
18.03.2023Soirée d’étudesUddevalla (se)Regionteater Väst
21.03.2023Soirée d’étudesStockholm (se)Dansens Hus
22.03.2023Soirée d’étudesStockholm (se)Dansens Hus
21.04.2023Soirée d’étudesAalst (be)CC De Werf
22.09.2022Soirée d’étudesLjubljana (si)EN-KNAP Production
14.05.2022Soirée d’étudesRijeka (hr)The Croatian Cultural Centre
28.04.2022Soirée d’étudesElefsina (gr)Aerowaves Spring Forward
17.03.2022Soirée d’étudesBordeaux (fr)La Manufacture CDCN
15.03.2022Soirée d’étudesPoitiers (fr)Le TAP
07.03.2022Soirée d’étudesAngers (fr)Cndc Angers
08.12.2021Soirée d’étudesBruges (be)December Dance 2021
26.11.2021Soirée d’étudesDijon (fr)Le Dancing - CDCN de Dijon
24.11.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Ghent (be)CAMPO
23.11.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Ghent (be)CAMPO
17.11.2021Soirée d’étudesParis (fr)Ménagerie de Verre
16.11.2021Soirée d’étudesParis (fr)Ménagerie de Verre
15.11.2021Soirée d’étudesParis (fr)Ménagerie de Verre
22.10.2021Soirée d’étudesHouthalen (be)CC Casino
16.10.2021Soirée d’étudesPantin (fr)CND-Centre National de la Danse
15.10.2021Soirée d’étudesPantin (fr)CND-Centre National de la Danse
14.10.2021Soirée d’étudesPantin (fr)CND-Centre National de la Danse
07.10.2021Soirée d’étudesLeuven (be)Kunstencentrum STUK
02.10.2021Soirée d’étudesNiort (fr)Festival Panique au Dancing
01.10.2021Soirée d’étudesNiort (fr)Festival Panique au Dancing
30.09.2021Soirée d’étudesOttawa (ca)Actoral
29.09.2021Soirée d’étudesOttawa (ca)Actoral
03.07.2021Soirée d’études  (BELGIAN PREMIERE)Ostend (be)Dansand
30.05.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Neerpelt (be)C-TAKT
29.05.2021Soirée d’étudesLyon (fr)Les Subsistances / CN D Lyon
28.05.2021Soirée d’étudesLyon (fr)Les Subsistances / CN D Lyon
27.05.2021Soirée d’étudesLyon (fr)Les Subsistances / CN D Lyon
23.04.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Houthalen (be)CC Casino
08.04.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Dijon (fr)Art Danse CDC Dijon Bourgogne
01.04.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Ghent (be)CAMPO
31.03.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Ghent (be)CAMPO
29.03.2021Soirée d’étudesPoitiers (fr)Le TAP
27.03.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Pantin (fr)CND-Centre National de la Danse
26.03.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Pantin (fr)CND-Centre National de la Danse
25.03.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Pantin (fr)CND-Centre National de la Danse
19.03.2021Soirée d’étudesCharleroi (be)Charleroi danse
12.03.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Brest (fr)Le Quartz
11.03.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Brest (fr)Le Quartz
11.02.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Angers (fr)Cndc Angers
28.01.2021Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Havre (fr)Le Phare, CCN du Havre Normandie
01.12.2020Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Valenciennes (fr)Espace Pasolini
30.11.2020Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Valenciennes (fr)Espace Pasolini
21.11.2020Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Paris (fr)Ménagerie de Verre
20.11.2020Soirée d’études  (CANCELLED - Covid-19)Paris (fr)Ménagerie de Verre
19.11.2020Soirée d’études  (PREMIERE - CANCELLED - Covid-19)Paris (fr)Ménagerie de Verre