"Bringing Dance to the Public in Wonderful New Ways..."

Casson & Friends

Accessible, Interactive & Joyful

Under the direction of Tim Casson, Casson & Friends are a UK based Record Breaking Dance Theatre Company, creating unique performances that are accessible, interactive and joyful. The company works with a diverse range of collaborators, from filmmakers and musicians to computer programmers and psychologists, but most often collaborates with the public, inviting them to engage with dance in exciting and accessible ways.

With a passion for bringing dance to people in new and unusual contexts, C&F’s work to date has been presented in a range of settings including Shopping Centres, Libraries, Hotels, Pubs, Offices and Football Stadiums. C&F also explore the potential of digital technology to create new ways of enhancing and engaging with dance performance.

The company has presented work across the UK and Internationally including at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Glastonbury Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, bOing International Family Festival, The Lyon Biennale, Downtown Dance Festival in New York, Festival Quartiers Danses in Montreal and Harare International Festival of Arts in Zimbabwe.

Tim Casson is currently an Associate Artist (2018-2020) at DanceEast.

Casson & Friends have previously been Associate Company at Pavilion Dance South West (2013-2015), Dance Digital (2014-15), and Tim was a Metal Change Maker Artist (2017-18). Casson & Friends were selected to curate their own ‘Wild Card’ evening at Sadler’s Wells in 2015.

Tim Casson

Casson is a choreographic provocateur in the way he blurs the distinction between audience and performer by combining or inverting the two
— Nicholas Minns, writingaboutdance.com

Originally from Harrogate in Yorkshire, Tim trained at The BRIT School and Bird College before completing an MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School.

Tim is a Choreographer, Educator and Performer, creating for theatre, public, unusual and online spaces. Directing Casson & Friends, he makes accessible, interactive and joyful dance projects with productions including, Choreocracy, Night at the Theatre, and the World Record Breaking, The Dance WE Made. Tim’s work has been presented in France, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, America, Canada, The UAE and Zimbabwe.

Tim works extensively in education as a teacher, mentor and consultant for a wide range of dance organisations including NYDC and Sadler’s Wells where he is Programme Leader for their Young Associates scheme. Tim performed and taught extensively for Jasmin Vardimon Company, founding their JV2 Training Programme, and has also worked with Ben Wright, Katie Green and Nigel Charnock. Tim recently worked with Disney, Star Wars and Public Health England, to create their Train Like a Jedi programme.

A DanceEast Associate Artist (2018-20), Tim previously held associate positions at Pavilion Dance South West, Metal Peterborough and dancedigital. He is also a SERIOUSWORK Certified Facilitator of Lego® Serious Play® Method and Materials.