Picture by Marion Joray
Tommy is a Swiss and Italian dance artist who works as free-lance performer, choreographer and teacher.
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.
As a professional dancer, Tommy has danced in England, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Between 2018 and 2019, Tommy was a member of the Black Box Dance Company in Denmark.
Since the end of 2019, Tommy has returned to the canton of Jura - where he received a scholarship from the FARB Arts Foundation in Delémont in 2018 - to reconnect with the Swiss and regional art scene.
Currently, he develops EREM dance and also works as dancers in projects of other professional companies.
As part of his artistic journey, Tommy was able to work and collaborate with a wide range of international dance artists such as Elisa Pagani, Marie Chouinard, Marie Brolin-Tani, Theo Clinkard, Rahel Vonmoos, Fabio Liberti, Igor & Moreno, Lali Ayguadé, Jason Mabana, amongst many others.
Interview of Tommy Cattin for the Dance Art Journal to read here.
Picture: Erson Perez
Simon Michelle Award for outstanding achievements in choreography
London - 2018
Bourse de Perfectionnement de la Fondation FARB
Delémont, CH - 2018
Forum Saint-Georges, Delémont, 2020
Teatro India, Roma, 2020
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
by Kirill Serebrennikov
Theater Basel, Basel, 2019 - 2020
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
by Stephanie Thomasen & Thomas Bentin
Holstebro & Copenhagen, Denmark - 2019
by Jason Mabana
Danish tour, Denmark - 2019
Alma Danza - Alma Pro programme, Bologna, Italy
CFMM - Centre de Formation de Massage Médical, Bienne, Switzerland
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
SOIR HB - 2020
Filo Rosso - 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.
MA Contemporary Dance Performance
NSCD Leeds, UK - 2019
BA Contemporary Dance
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK - 2018
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