"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. He has performed extensively for Jasmin Vardimon Company as well as for Nigel Charnock and Katie Green. He has also featured in various music videos, commercials and the movie 'World War Z'.

Tim regularly leads educational projects for Sadler’s Wells and other organisations, and has worked extensively with The National Youth Dance Company. Tim has been a Catalyst Artist at dancedigital, an Associate Artist at Pavilion Dance South Westand created the World Record Breaking online performance project, The Dance WE Made.

As well as directing Casson & Friends, Tim works extensively in education and also choreographs for stage, television and opera.

Tim is also a SERIOUSWORK Certified Facilitator of Lego® Serious Play® Method and Materials.

Find out more at www.timcasson.co.uk