Dancing in the streets!
“I have a real passion for dance and want to share it by allowing people to be creative with dance no matter what level of experience they have. The inspiration for each dance can be absolutely anything from a specific gesture or movement, to a memory, a feeling, even someone’s favourite football team. Through dance even the ordinary can become something extraordinary.”
…That’s how Tim Casson, professional dancer and choreographer explains his world record breaking concept, The Dance We Made.
The Dance We Made is a totally unique pop-up dance project taking place at locations across London throughout June and July, as part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad’s Big Dance programme.
Staged at 20 iconic London landmarks over a 20 day period, the project invites members of the public to devise original choreography in collaboration with Tim. At each London location passers/by in the street work with Tim over an hour period to create a unique two minute dance piece.
The great thing is that, no previous dance or choreography experience is needed to take part. The participating “choreographer” discusses various ideas with Tim, which then become the inspiration for the resulting movements. The newly created dances are then performed by Tim in each location, filmed, and posted online.
Eventually all of the two minute dance segments will be combined to create a single dance solo for Tim, which will set a new world record for the largest number of choreographers contributing to a single dance work.
Tim is an internationally-respected dancer, having worked with Sadler’s Wells Associate Jasmin Vardimon Company. Tim works in both contemporary and commercial dance and has featured in many music videos, commercials, performed at the BRIT Awards and was recently cast as a “Featured Zombie” in the up-coming Brad Pitt movie World War Z.
As well as his moves, we love that Tim wears Camper shoes during his performances! He explains: “I chose the Water Runner and ACS shoes to dance in as they’re flexible and light – which helps me jump a little higher!”
If you want to see more performances by Tim visit: www.thedancewemade.co.uk