Lewys Holt is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in the UK.
Born in Mold in North Wales and raised in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Lewys graduated from the De Montfort University Dance BA course with a first class degree in 2013, he went on to graduate from an MA in Performance Practices from De Montfort University the following year.
His practice, while focusing on dance, spans comedy, visual arts and devised theatre. His dance practice is concerned with release and improvisation, taking influences from Skinner releasing technique, Open Source Forms and Contact improvisation. He has worked with prominent international artists including Tino Sehgal, Sally Marie, New Art Club, Simone Mousset, Rosemary Lee and Christopher Owen.
Lewys has received various commissions to make performance works including making a responsive performance for the Arts Council Collection's 70th Anniversary Exhibition curated by Ryan Gander.
Lewys has been supported by various organisations such as Dance4 and Yorkshire Dance to secure Arts Council Funding to develop his solo works, Of, or at, A Fairly Low Temperature, Phrases and Footnotes.
Lewys is also a founding member of the ACE funded Leicester-based contemporary performance collective Tetrad who providing support and opportunities for artists in the area.
Lewys is also an associate artist at Attenborough Arts Centre and a Breakthrough Artist at Curve Theatre