'Fiend' is a solo performance that uses Nijinsky's 'Afternoon of a Faun' as a starting point to explore themes of connection, how we see and how we are seen.
The work is the first collaboration between dance artist Tim Casson and video technician Tom Butterworth and uses innovative manipulation of live video to present multiple versions of the same performer that interact through well-timed choreographic action.
'Fiend' questions the idea of a solo performance as projected video reveals a magical world where the performer multiplies. As his actions are relocated in time and re-told in a new context, a very human character emerges, searching for connection in his virtual world.
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.
Web: www.cassonandfriends.com/ More about the project: http://www.cassonandfriends.com/projects#/fiend/