“The shadow dance is from the movie ‘Swing Time,’” he said. “I’m doing my own, but it is inspired by the concept.
“Astaire is important in the way he so gracefully and easily embodied rhythm,” Casey said. “It was a real model to me of making everything look to easy.”
If you go
What: “Transitions: An Evening of Tap Dance”
When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
Where: Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St.
Tickets: $25 at the door or www.ryanpcasey.com.
More information: Visit www.mltlive.com or call 781-631-9697.