‘Somethings from Somewhere’ May 2017- March 2018 Collaboration with the artist from Debajo del Sombrero (www.debajodelsombrero.org) Madrid.
CW Hospital ‘Meeting places’ Jan – March 2018
Festival 10 Sentidos Valencia Spain- Performance ‘ Acts of Remembering’: Sala Aula Magistral 6 May 2017.www.festival10sentidos.com
Collaboration with Rosetta Life, the Place, and British Museum – Performance work for older people July 2017.
Sep/Oct 2017 Tabakalera: Residency and collaboration with Video artist Itxaso Diaz.
Development sessions in Galeri Caernarfon Cain and Estyneto Groups.
Monthly sessions: Booking Cain ac Estyneto
APRIL: CW+ Hospital ‘In between Light and Shade’ Performances at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
MAY: 26 –Prototipoak- Residencey Bilbao
JUNE: Movement for health and well being- Hospitals in Paris and UK.
Dancing from the Heart WMC- 26th June 2016
Rosetta life – Movement Sessions in St Marks Ward Guys and St Thomas Hospital.
Groundwork Pro: classes 13-15 July
SEP: 17/18 Sep 2016 NDCW
‘The Storied Self’
Cain Performance group to launch “gwanwyn’ festival celebrating creativity in older people.
Showing Of Anna Halprin’s film Breath Made Visible on 21 st May @ 19.30
Cai Tomos- received a Creative Wales Award for a new research Project ‘Autobiographical Body’ Research project will begin May 2014. Mae Cai Tomos wedi derbyn gwobr gymry greadigol gan cyngor celfyddydau cymru am brosiect newydd ‘y Corff hunangofianol’ bydd y gwaith yn cychwyn Mai 2014.
Review ‘Describing piece’ @ the Place 8th Feb 2014.
Heading back into the theatre after the requisite interval, I was ready to be dazzled, and Cai Tomos’ Describing Piece was just the ticket. Tomos stands with his back to us as a film trailer voiceover booms over the darkness, describing the dance with satiric gravitas. ‘Something meaningful is about to happen’ the voice intones, as Tomos peeks over his shoulder to catch a glimpse of the crowd, and his Mum. In fact, the show is based on a conversation with his mother, relayed to us via the trailer voice: ‘I don’t understand dance’, Mum says. ‘Mum, there is nothing to understand’, replies Tomos. Later, over much vocal hilarity from the audience and the soaring strains of Vivaldi, Tomos stares and reaches into the distance, while the voiceover explains the movement’s possible interpretations: ‘Arguing with God / Taking down a duvet because a friend is staying’. Performed to perfection, Describing Piece lit up the stage, completely captivating the tickled audience.
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve tried to convince dance non-believers that you don’t have to ‘understand’ dance in order to enjoy it. Now all I have to do is direct them to Cai Tomos’s Describing Piece, a video of which should be available in the foyer of every dance theatre. Former Earthfall performer Tomos’s solo, acutely observed and very, very funny, deconstructs every dance cliché in the book, from meaningful looks at the audience to running in circles shirtless, laying bare the tricks designed to make dance look deep and meaningful. As Vivaldi’s Four Seasons ebbed and flowed, a voiceover put the charismatic Tomos through this paces, offering a beginner’s guide to dance gestures: raising his arms to the sky, Tomos could be angry with God. On the other hand he could be flying a kite. Dedicated to Tomos’s Mum (who doesn’t understand dance), Describing Piece is a mini-masterpiece that sidesteps cheap mockery and springs from a deep affection for Tomos’s chosen art-form. ‘Sometimes,’ he confides, ‘Being alive is about dancing.’
Image of self portraits at Winter workshop with Anna Halprin.
@ the Place as part of Resolution 25th Year anniversary.
Saturday 8th February 2014 8pm