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Tommy Cattin is a Swiss and Italian dance artist who works as a free-lance performer, choreographer and teacher.

Tommy created his company, EREM dance, in Switzerland in 2020 after several years spent abroad dancing and studying. In 2020 he presented two of his first creations with EREM dance SOIR HB  and NOMAD in both Italy and Switzerland.

For the last two years, Tommy has been involved in different creation process and has been given the opportunity to teach several workshops and dance classes in Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and in the UK. 

As a professional dancer and choreographer, Tommy has both danced or showcased his works in England, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. He has taken part in different festivals and danced on the stages of the Teatros del Canal in Madrid, at the Danish Opera, Theater Basel, and at the Musikteatret Holstebro, amongst others. 

Currently, Tommy is developing the future projects of EREM dance in Switzerland and abroad, and he also works as dancer in projects of other professional companies and international choreographers. 

As part of his artistic journey, Tommy was able to study or collaborate with a wide range of international dance artists such as Marcos Morau, Marie Chouinard, Marie Brolin-Tani, Theo Clinkard, Rahel Vonmoos, Fabio Liberti, Igor & Moreno, Lali Ayguadé, Jason Mabana, David Zambrano, amongst many others.​

In 2019, Tommy graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK) with a Master's degree in Contemporary Dance Performance. Previously, he completed his Bachelor's degree in contemporary dance at the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, where he received the Simone Michelle Award for his choreography. As part of the Erasmus programme, he also studied at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. 

In 2019 he took part in the Biennale of Dance in Venice, directed by Marie Chouinard, where he performed pieces by Alessandro Sciarroni and Trisha Brown. Simoultanouelsy, he was able to enrich his own practice through an intense program of somatic practices.

Between 2018 and 2019, Tommy was a member of the Black Box Dance Company in Denmark.

Interview of Tommy Cattin for the Dance Art Journal to read here.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
CREATIONS

Picture: Erson Perez

SOIR HB

Forum Saint-Georges, Delémont, 2020

NOMAD

Teatro India, Roma, 2020

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Kirill Serebrennikov 

Theater Basel, Basel, 2019 - 2020

Filo Rosso

by I. del Valle

Teatros del Canal, Madrid  - 2019​

Set and Reset

by Trisha Brown Company 
Biennale di Danza, Venice - 2019

Dance me to the end of love

by Alessandro Sciarroni

Biennale di Danza, Venice - 2019

2018 -2019 Apprentice at Black Box Dance Company

FEAR

by Stephanie Thomasen & Thomas Bentin

Holstebro & Copenhagen, Denmark - 2019

No Sex

by Jason Mabana

Danish tour, Denmark - 2019

TRIOMPHE - planned 2022

Aléa - 2021

Duet and Shifting Ground - 2021

SOIR HB - 2020

Filo Rosso - 2019

NOMAD - 2019

I see light - 2018/2019
Joe - 2018
Hatch - 2018

Sorry Flowers Die - 2017

Far For You - 2017


More about past creations on Vimeo, click on the link.

AWARDS

Simon Michelle Award for outstanding achievements in choreography 

London - 2018

Bourse de Perfectionnement de la Fondation FARB

Delémont, CH - 2018

TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

2021

La Corte Ospitale, Rubiera, Italy

Teatro Dimora - L'Arboreto, Mondaino, Italy

CFMM - Centre de Formation de Massage Médical, Bienne, Switzerland

Coordination Jeune Public, Switzerland

2020

Alma Danza - Alma Pro programme, Bologna, Italy

CFMM - Centre de Formation de Massage Médical, Bienne, Switzerland

Open-level workshop - EREM dance residency, Delémont, Switzerland

2019

Trinity Laban Cons. of Music and Dance - Student Union, London, UK

Northern School of Contemporary Dance - BA Programme, Leeds, UK

Dansk Talent Akademi - Dance Programme, Holstebro, Danemark 

Dansekapellet - Company workshop, Copenhagen, Danemark

Camp Danse CJP - dance intensive week, Sornetan, Switzerland 

Sports-art-études Théâtre, Delémont, Switzerland

EDUCATION

Pilates Instructor

Accademia Italiana Fitness, Bologna, Italy - 2021

MA Contemporary Dance Performance 

NSCD Leeds, UK - 2019
BA Contemporary Dance  

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK - 2018
Erasmus Exchange

Institut del Teatre, Barcelona - 2016

Diploma in Dance Studies

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,

London - 2015

Foundation course in Drama

Conservatoire de Fribourg, CH - 2014

Picture by Marion Joray

Picture by Marion Joray