part of REST
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. This work is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago and 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 and transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles. 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, De School van Gaasbeek, Onda
REST ©Annemie Augustijns
Gouvernement & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
REST is located in the peristyle of Opera Ghent, right behind the open doors. In the middle of the space, an installation by Decoratelier defines a semicircle. This structure is a trace of Night Shift. An event by Gouvernement and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen that couldn’t take place, but the scenography remained courageously and helped transform the space to REST. The space is a remnant, but it is a public resting point too. And for now, it is especially a space for re-opening.
During three weekends in June, REST turns into a platform for presentation. On the programm, there are some collectives that should have performed during Night Shift, but new connections are made too. That gives rise to a diverse program for which music is always central, but from that centre of gravity, the projects fan out to all corners of the artistic spectrum.
By Gouvernement & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen With Bebe Books, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Cassiel Gaube, Femke Gyselinck, HE4RTBROKEN, House of Lux, Mama’s Open Mic, Mozart Intiem, Sing Out! – Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert, Victoria Deluxe and Zuidpark