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

From 2024, Tommy focuses mainly on his solo performances and work with his performative character Bellini Boy with whom he danced in different contexts and countries in Europe.

Previously, Tommy created his company, EREM dance, in Switzerland in 2020 after several years spent abroad dancing and studying. Since 2020, he has created with this company five dance pieces, that were showcased in different theaters in Switzerland, and in Italy.

As a professional dancer and choreographer, Tommy has both danced or showcased his works in many countries in Europe. He has taken part in different festivals and danced on the stages of the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Teatros del Canal in Madrid, at the Danish Opera, Theater Basel, the House of Berliner Festspiele, at the Wiener Festwochen, amongst others. 

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

Currently, Tommy is developing his future dance projects in Switzerland and abroad, and he also works as a dancer in projects of other professional companies and international choreographers. He also regularly teaches dance, somatic practices or physical theatre workshops in different contexts and with different groups of people, from children to adults, amateurs or profesionnal. 

As part of his artistic journey, Tommy was able to study or collaborate with a wide range of international dance artists and companies such as Marcos Morau, Pau Aran, Marie Chouinard, Trisha Brown Company, Batsheva Ensemble, Theo Clinkard, Jasmine Morand, Fabio Liberti, Igor & Moreno, Lali Ayguadé, Susanne Kennedy, 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.

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PERFORMANCE HISTORY
CREATIONS

Lumen

by Jasmine Morand,

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France

Théâtre du Jorat, Switzerland

Kuopio Dance Festival, Finland

2022-2023

Einstein on the Beach

by Susanne Kennedy

Theater Basel, Basel

Wiener Festwochen, Vienna

Berliner Festspiele, Berlin

Festival d'Automne, Paris

2022-2023

Aléa

by T. Cattin & S. Cavelti

Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne, 2021

TIMELAPSE

by Marcos Morau

B12 Festival, Berlin, 2021

SOIR HB

by T. Cattin

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 & Tommy Cattin

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

Still Here- 2024

TRIOMPHE - 2022

Aléa - 2021

Duet and Shifting Ground - 2021

Filo Rosso - 2019

Joe - 2018


AWARDS

Simon Michelle Award for outstanding achievements in choreography 

London - 2018

Bourse de Perfectionnement de la Fondation FARB

Delémont, CH - 2018

TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

2023

Dance and physical theatre workshop,  Théâtre du Jura, Delémont, Switzerland

Audience mediation on Pina Bausch's work in the context of the           performance Vollmond, La Filature, Mulhouse, France

Dance history to theatre students, Lycée Cantonal de Porrentruy and ECG of Delémont, Switzerland     

One week teaching dance technique and choreography to children and teenagers, Coordination Jeune Public, Switzerland

2022

Dance intensive for children, Coordination Jeune Public, Switzerland

CFMM - Centre de Massage Médical, Bienne, Switzerland

Movement workshop for all, VIADANSE, Belfort, France

OPENVIA, sharing of end of residency, VIADANSE, Belfort, France

Movement workshop for all, Théâtre du Jura, Delémont, Switzerland     

2021

Cie Vol de Nuit, movement and somatic workshop, Delémont, Switzerland

Atelier théâtre du Gymnase de Bienne, Switzerland

La Corte Ospitale, Rubiera, Italy

Teatro Dimora - L'Arboreto, Mondaino, Italy

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

Coordination Jeune Public: theatre and dance intensives, 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 and Reformer 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

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