Tim Casson on bringing the joy of dance to the broader community.
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.
Rachel Elderkin is a freelance dancer and dance writer based in London. Her dance writing can be also be read in the Stage, londondance.com, Exeunt and British Theatre Guide. She is a member of the UK's Critics' Circle, and has previously written for publications including Fjord Review, the Skinny (Scotland) and LeftLion (Nottingham) where she was Art Editor.
Host: Rachel Elderkin
Guest: Tim Casson
Editing and production: George Bushaway
Produced for Fjord Review