• Saturday 6 April 2019 - 15:00

Performance

LEGS FESTIVAL

 

Memory, the one we inherit and the one we build, is the focus of Charleroi danse’s project. That’s why at La Raffinerie we are bringing together creations that have their origins in a look at a figure or act belonging to the history of art and dance for a period that we are calling LEGS.
A space of creation and a living museum, Charleroi danse enshrines dance as an art form of rupture and continuity. A permanent legacy for future generations.

FARMER TRAIN SWIRL - ÉTUDE

Cassiel Gaube

© Tine Declerck

Walking is one of our fundamental ways of relating to the world, deeply engrained in our neuro-motor system. In Farmer Train Swirl - Étude, locomotion is conveyed as the empathic medium between the spectator's and the performer's body.

The walk progressively transforms itself into complex and musical feet constellations, revealing the vast step vocabulary of house dance. Embracing the idea that ‘choreography is a negotiation with the patterns your body is thinking’ (Jonathan Burrows), this solo aims to open up a choreographic space in which one of our most fundamental somatic skills is brought into dialogue with the rich stepping lexicon of house dance and, through this interplay, reinvented.

 

  • Creation: Cassiel Gaube 
  • Artistic advice: Liza Baliasnaja, Theo Livesey, Manon Santkin
  • Technical support & light: Luc Schaltin
  • Production: Hiros
  • Co-production: Charleroi danse

With the support of: Flemish Community Commission, workspacebrussels, Art Centre BUDA (Kortrijk), KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, De School van Gaasbeek

Thanks to: Monastère de Clerlande