Holly Thomas Dance

About Me

I am a UK based dance artist, choreographer and performer with a specialism in inclusive choreography and embodied audio-description for dance. 

In my practice I explore the often uncharted territory of dance and visual impairment and the aesthetics of choreography from a non-visual perspective. I work with somatic and contemporary dance methods and techniques, exploring the subtleties of these practices and how they might be reimagined within the context of inclusive dance making and performance.

I have been performing professionally in dance work since 2000, working both nationally and internationally.

Alongside my dance work I am also an educator, visiting lecturer and facilitator in inclusive dance practice and contact improvisation.

Image Description: Holly is pictured kneeling in front of a large stained glass window wearing a green and white striped sweatshirt. Her hands are held in front of her in an expressive gesture, thumb and forefinger of one hand touching as she describes something fine or delicate.
Image Description: Holly is pictured kneeling in front of a large stained glass window wearing a green and white striped sweatshirt. Her hands are held in front of her in an expressive gesture, thumb and forefinger of one hand touching as she describes something fine or delicate.
Image Description: A colour photograph of two fair skinned dancers, Holly and Ben, dancing side by side: their arms lifted in a gentle circular curve, one of Holly’s arm’s rests onto Ben’s. Holly gazes at the point of contact,. Ben smiles widely, face turned toward Holly. 
Image Description: A colour photograph of two fair skinned dancers, Holly and Ben, dancing side by side: their arms lifted in a gentle circular curve, one of Holly’s arm’s rests onto Ben’s. Holly gazes at the point of contact; Ben smiles widely, face turned toward Holly. 

Projects I have worked on include:

Sonic Dancer‘: Silvia Cardarelli-Gronau

‘Flower Eyes’: Saburo Tesghigawara at Sadler’s Wells and Stoa, Helsinki

Touchdown Dance since 2000: performing internationally in a number of works

The SOMA Project’: Lisa May Thomas

Malleable Architecture’: Zoe Schoenherr and Janine Harrington

Wild Child’: Velcro Collective

Hearing Dances‘: Second Hand Dance 

City of Threads‘: PECo Theatre Immersive podcast series – Project Co-lead

Arnolfini City Fellow 2019 – ‘ Could this be the place…?’ 

 

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