About

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Lewys Holt is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in the UK.

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 Frank Willens, Rosemary Lee and Florence Peake.

Lewys was shortlisted for a Jerwood Choreographic Grant (2013) for his collaborative work with Katherine Hall titled Subject To Change. Lewys also practices stand-up comedy and has performed extensively as part of the Leicester-based comedy trio Conversation Garden.

In 2015 he was supported by Dance4 and Yorkshire Dance to successfully secure Arts Council England, Grants For The Arts funding to make a solo show titled Of, Or At A Fairly Low Temperature.

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