David Cassel - Biography
David Cassel has been working professionally as a writer, director, designer, teacher, and performing artist since 1978. He has spent his career traveling the world creating and presenting original inter disciplinary productions that have convergence and hybridization as their central creative principles. Each of David's performance explorations bring together a multitude of elements including comedy, clown, character, story, narrative, acting technique, circus skill, juggling, acro balance technique, acrobatics, choreography, dance, improvisation, and, most importantly, human interactivity.
In addition to a robust performance career, David has continuously created numerous educational curricula for classes and workshops in physical theatre and sport oriented performance and a variety of related disciplines that have been presented through primary, secondary and tertiary school systems in Canada, Australia, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany and Poland.
While always maintaining a relationship with outdoor performance and spectacle, David has extensive indoor experience as a Theatre Designer, Film Maker, Digital Programming Specialist, Educator, Producer and Artistic Leader. He has developed learning processes that integrate on line digital education with an intensive live physical theatre training program. David's work is an example of the kind of Digital and Physical convergence that 21st century technology was created to facilitate.
Winner of the European Outdoor Performer of the Year (Rotterdam 1995) for his solo production of "Hotch's 3D TeeVee", David has made the front page of 7 international newspapers in addition to receiving numerous Australian University Comedy and Short Film awards. He has performed and taught in over 30 countries.
David's most recent positions include: "Man" in Neil LaBute's "This is How It Goes", Story and Physical Theatre Coach at Die Etage School for the Performing Arts in Berlin, Germany and as a Creative Developer on the latest Cirque du Soleil creation "Michael Jackson ONE" which opened in Las vegas in June 2013.