Under the direction of Tim Casson, Casson & Friends is an exciting Dance Theatre Company that creates engaging interactive performances with a focus on collaboration, interaction and joy. Night at the Theatre will be at the Jerwood DanceHouse on Saturday 4 February, and promises to be a fantastic introduction to dance and theatre for young people, with just a hint of audience participation!
Night at the Theatre combines a mixture of dance theatre, audio-description and imaginative storytelling. When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show… Perfect for those who love an adventure, Night at the Theatre will be an immersive dance theatre experience where you can let your imagination go wild.
Tim Casson, Artistic Director of Casson & Friends, said:
“It’s about what it’s like to go to the theatre too, as the theatre is a really magical place where all kinds of amazing things can happen, but can also be a scary place too, so we decided to play with that idea”.
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 and performance in exciting and accessible ways.
“Brings dance to the public in wonderful new ways” – The New York Times on Casson & Friends’ ‘The Dance WE Made’
With a passion for bringing dance to people in new and unusual contexts, Casson & Friends’ work to date has been presented in a range of settings including shopping centres, libraries, hotels, pubs, offices and football stadiums. The company has also presented its work across the UK and internationally including at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Glastonbury Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, bOing International Family Festival, The Lyon Biennale and Downtown Dance Festival in New York.
“Casson has created a hybrid story that has the wit of the physical and the playfulness of the imagination, a brand of theatre that comes from the heart as well as the head” – Nicholas Minns, writingaboutdance.com on Night at the Theatre
Discover the magic of theatre at DanceEast with Casson & Friends on Saturday 4 February, a perfect weekend treat for the whole family! The Jerwood DanceHouse is family friendly, completely accessible and has been awarded the Family Arts Standards. There is plenty of parking nearby, a family friendly café with toys and books, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks for all ages, space for pushchairs, a lift to all floors and accessible toilets with baby-change facilities.
Performance & Booking details:
DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich
Box Office: 01473 295230 | DANCEEAST.CO.UK
Dates: Saturday 4 February | 1.30 & 4.30pm
Ticket Prices: £10, £7 concessions, £30 family ticket
Age suitability: 4yrs+ & families