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CASA is an arts organisation whose central goal is to facilitate cultural exchanges between Latin America and the U.K., and showcase progressive and unique work. By programming a diverse spectrum of work made by artists based in Latin America, as well as those of Latin American heritage based in the U.K., the CASA stage sheds light on theatre, dance, music and film that might otherwise be left unseen by U.K. audiences.
Founded in 2007 by Daniel Goldman, CASA has presented 10 festivals supporting hundreds of productions by Latinx writers, directors and performers. The word "casa" means home in Spanish and in Portuguese. In twelve years, we have built an internationally renowned hub for Latin American culture in the U.K.
The 10th edition of CASA was the first under the creative leadership of Artistic Director Cordelia Grierson, it expanded CASA's focus from theatre to multi-disciplinary arts. We held a two-week festival in July 2019 where we presented dance, film, music, theatre and the first edition of the residency programme CASA creates, to over six thousand audience members.
Cordelia was born in Yorkshire and grew up between Mexico City and the UK. Her career has been focused on fashion, cinema and Latin American theatre. She has worked at Time out Mexico City and as a documentary assistant in Rio de Janeiro. After volenterring at six CASA Festivals and two years as CASA Festival producer, she became the new artistic director. Her curatorial focus is on interdisciplinary creations along with dance, theatre, music and films.
Cordelia was born in Yorkshire and grew up between Mexico City and the UK. Her carrer has been focused on fashion, cinema and Latin American theatre. She has worked at Time out Mexico City and as a documentary assistant in Rio de Janeiro. After volenterring at six CASA Festivals and two years as CASA Festival producer, she became the new artistic director. Her curatorial focus is on interdisciplinary creations along with dance, theatre, music and films.
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Cecilia, from Argentina, works both as a producer and curator. She is the international manager of Fernando Rubio, Grupo KRAPP and co creator of PROXIMAMENTE Festival (KVS theatre, Brussels). Her former roles included Cultural Programming Director of the Buenos Aires Province, General Producer & Artistic Assistant of FIBA (Buenos Aires International Festival).
Felix has been associated with CASA since appearing in two of the shows presented in 2008, and after having worked as General Manager of the festival for several years now works in a freelance capacity as Finance Director supporting CASA with all aspects of the financial management of the organisation. His full time job outside of CASA is as General Manager of a educational arts charity that engages and unlocks the creativity of children and young people through direct participation in the arts.
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT
HEAD OF MARKETING
Carmen Hall is a writer and brand consultant from New York City. Currently based in London, CASA is a way to celebrate the two sides of her family backgrounds: England and Brazil. Having previously worked with Brasil Summerfest, as the Head of Marketing of CASA she recently completed the festival's re-brand.
MARKETING AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Nelly Chacon Camacho
CEO of Como No and La Linea festival. Andy has 20 years experience of programming the best Latin Music to UK audiences.
MBE - Former Director of Anglo Arts, the cultural programme of The Anglo Mexican Foundation. Susan has worked for over 30 years in the Mexican art scene and was awarded her M.B.E for services towards the strengthening of cultural relations between Mexico and the UK.
Melusine de Chazal
Head of corporate at Canning House, Melusine has experience in international relations, with a focus on UK-Latin American political and trade relations.