The Dance LEEDS Made (2015)

Click on the photos to watch  the documentary and find out how the piece was created...

Following on from Casson & Friends’ visit to Leeds with ’The Dance WE Made’ in January 2015, Yorkshire Dance and Trinity Leeds brought the project back in June, and on a larger scale than ever before! 

Immersive Dance at it’s Best
— Sophie Jo Cartwright - The State of the Arts

Bringing together a group truly reflective of the city’s diversity, Casson & Friends worked with 40 participants from all over Leeds, to create a large scale pop-up performance in Trinity Leeds in just one week.

Having never met before, the 40 participants met at 12pm on Saturday 30th May and met to create and rehearse throughout the week, before giving a performance to an audience of unsuspecting Trinity shoppers exactly one week later!

The 40 strong cast consisted of  recent graduates, young dancers, dancers over 50 years old, self confessed 'non-dancers' and member's of Yorkshire dance's integrated performance company.

Thanks to all the participants, support staff, the Yorkshire Dance team, all at Trinity Leeds and everyone who contributed their stories, moves and ideas to the project! Without it, this wouldn't be The Dance LEEDS Made!

Read 'The State of the Arts' Review in full here



Crystal Zillwood, Mia MarsonChris Nykiel, Paul LidgardBecky WardGwen OatesKarina MurrayLyndon StricklandGiulia ZanettiJames McDonoughAlan WalkerCarol Walker, Stephen HeelasMick MaddenJane MooneyLayne HarrodPeter BarrcloughJames HartPaul MclarenJermayne ChangweMaryam HafsahAminah HafsahErin WhincupLily DoodksMegan ChappelowMartha PiggJake GaleAbigail ButterworhKeira AhmedElizabeth Shantister and Macy Heselgrave


The Dance LEEDS Made
Produced by Yorkshire Dance with Trinity Leeds

  • Performed on 6th June 2015 at Trinity Leeds
  • Artistic Direction: Tim Casson
  • Assistant Choreographers / Performers: Ellen Turner, Rachael O'Neill, Jamaal Burkmar

    For Yorkshire Dance: 
  • Producer: Kirsty Redhead
  • Project Coordinator: Kate Thomas
  • Youth and Community Project Coordinators: Sarah Lyon and Gemma Whitham

    For Trinity Leeds: 
  • Events Manager: Rebecca Woodhea