Cai Tomos is movement artist and choreographer. He has worked both nationally and internationally as dancer, choreographer and movement director. He has toured extensively as a performer and presented his work in festivals in Spain, South America, and in mainland Europe.
His work is influenced by his preoccupation with the psychological and psychosocial aspects related to dance and dancing, his work includes performance and instillation. His interest lies in a fluidity of working with both professionals and ‘non-professionals’. Much of his work is based on offering the stage to bodies that don’t often get seen in dance and in theatre, and for those who have never performed, challenging the aesthetics what constitutes dance, and uncovering peoples own movement styles are part of his preoccupations.
He works in participatory arts within various contexts offering workshops in dance for those in hospitals, mental health settings, those with addiction, older people, as well as professional actors and dancers in the UK and Europe.
His work is deeply rooted in exploring notions of energy and memory within the body with reference to the personal and the collective stories, which the body holds. Improvisational dance practices are the foundation of his creative process. His workshops are based on a creative process that supports the development body-mind awareness.
He is currently an associate artist of Galeri Arts Centre in North Wales where he facilitates movement for wellbeing sessions for elders, and a performance company for the over 60s.
He has worked as a lecturer in dance at the University of Chichester since 2007-2014, and completed his studies in 2013 at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education and has been awarded an MA qualification in integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
Photo: Gemma Riggs