Meet David Cassel - Creative Developer on the latest Cirque du Soleil creation "Michael Jackson ONE" which opened in Las Vegas in June 2013.
David is a writer, director and performing artist. Since 1978, he has spent his career traveling the world creating and presenting original theater. Each of David's performances explores a multitude of elements including comedy, clown, character, story, narrative, acting technique, circus skill, juggling, acro balance technique, acrobatics, choreography, dance, improvisation, based on human interactivity.
In addition to a robust performance career, David has been a teacher of workshops in physical theatre and sport-oriented performance that have been presented through all grade levels of 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 Graphic Artist, Theatre Designer, Film Maker, Digital Programming Specialist, Educator, Producer and Artistic Leader. He has developed learning processes that integrate on-line digital education with live physical theatre training. David's work is an example of 21st century Digital and Physical convergence that technology combining hi-tech and live theater.
Winner of the European Outdoor Performer of the Year 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. He is the author of “The Pavement Stage - Perspectives on Street Theatre”.
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.