Cai Tomos studied dance at Coventry University. He gained an honours degree and subsequently joined Earthfall Physical Theatre as a performer. He toured the UK and Europe with the company for four years, performing in “AD”, “I can’t stand up for falling down” and “At swim two boys”.
Cai has worked as a choreographer / assistant director with Earthfall physical theatre on various projects from 2001. He was also the Dance co-ordinator for the Full Time Preliminary Dance training Course at Rubicon Dance in Cardiff.
Cai Has worked on many international projects including work with artists Marc Rees and Benedict Anderson on “En Residencia” 2009 Gijon, Spain, and “For Mountain, Sand and Sea” 2010. National theatre Wales. Cai worked on “Adain Avion “ a commission by artist Marc Rees for the Olympic and Paralympic games.
He has presented solo works “ Breakdown” “Gwyrth” as part of the Horizons Dance festival in South Wales and as part of the Festival of Dance in non-conventional spaces, Uruguay, South America. He has performed his new work “Calon” in the Siobhan Davies’ Studios, (Open Space) and (experimentica) Chapter Arts Cardiff. He presented a full-length version of “Calon” (Heart) in autumn 2009 as part of a commission with Galeri Arts centre Caernarfon.
Cai has toured his own work to Canada, Italy, Holland, South America and the UK as part of the ‘Dance Roads Scheme’ with ‘Welsh independent Dance. He was awarded a creative Wales award of 10,000 (Arts Council) to develop his work and has been awarded the Lisa Ullmann travelling scholarship, to travel and study with Anna Halprin. He has taught technique and performance projects at the place evening school and on the place’s (CAT) Centre for Advanced training program.
His current work is an instillation called ‘lost’ which invites participants to enter a space to share stories around the theme of ‘loss’ and ‘lost’. This research coincides with his work in dance and dementia over the last four years and will culminate in several performances that are centred on his preoccupation with memory, the body, and consciousness.
He facilitates regular movement for well-being sessions in Galeri theatre in north wales, and is running a performance group “Cain” for older adults.
He has completed an MA training at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in education and is a qualified integrative arts psychotherapist working in the field of mental health.