Participants: People over 60
Lead artist(s): Gwion Hallam and Cai Tomos
Location: Galeri, Caernarfon
Further info: ‘Dancing words – poetry of the body’ is a collaboration between poet Gwion Hallam and dancer Cai Tomos. The duo will lead a series of workshops over the course of four days at Galeri, Caernarfon, working with Cain, a dance group for over 60s. They aim to create a unique dance display and poetry pamphlet, where the poetry will be inspired by body movements and vice-versa. The project is in partnership with Galeri, Caernarfon where a showcase event will be held in May.
About Gwion Hallam: Gwion is a Welsh-language poet who has published books for children and adults. A prolific performer in the stomp and talwrn competitions, Gwion has also gained a wealth of experience leading workshops with writers of all ages and backgrounds. He recently won the Crown at the National Eitseddfod for his poem ‘Trwy Ddrych’, which was inspired by his experiences composing poems with dementia sufferers as part of Literature Wales’ Literature for Health and Wellbeing projects.
About Cai Tomos: Cai Tomos is a movement artist, choreographer and qualified integrative arts psychotherapist. Inspired by his time spent in California with the post-modern dance pioneer, Anna Halprin, Cai has explored and developed movement with the over-60s at Galeri Caernarfon since 2011.