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by Lewys Holt

physical-theatre-and-circus, dance

Funny one man contemporary dance, stand up storytelling show about anxiety and loneliness featuring a really good powerpoint.

about the production

Phrases is a one-man dance, multimedia and spoken word performance. It is a minimal, reflective piece that continually shape-shifts between PowerPoint presentation, dance performance, stand-up set, private conversation, and storytelling recital.

about the artist

Lewys Holt is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in Leeds. His practice, while focusing on dance, spans comedy, visual arts and devised theatre. Lewys has performed his work at venues across the UK including Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe & The Place, London. Lewys makes work that centers the performer as an empowered individual, showcasing their personality and vulnerabilities, through using score based choreography, combining improvisation with subtle wit and formal experimentation, with the desire to push the boundaries of disciplines to make innovative performance.

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stage dimensions

width: 7 metres

height: 10 metres

depth: 5 metres

- Projector

- Audio

- Minimal lighting

Fans of alternative comedy and comedy theatre/ dance (such as Jordan Brookes, Sleeping Trees, New Art Club, Tim Key, Stewart Lee, Jan Martens and Lost Dog)

• Academics and people who like Ted Talks

• Those who enjoy European dance and theatre work

• Fans of fringe theatre

• Contemporary dance audiences

its precisely-timed relationship to the projection makes for brilliantly relatable comedy... Holt holds the room with confidence and ease... Unpretentious, honest and thought-provoking, Holt offers a wonderful study in overthinking.

Phrases is fun, eccentric and clever

a very accomplished dancer, and it”s easy to just get lost watching him improvise.


Relaxed performances available.

Lewys has taught at a number of Higher Education institutions such as Lincoln University and De Montfort University in Leicester, as such he is able to give workshops to students, local artists or those interested in developing their dance improvisation skill set.

These workshops can last from a couple of hours to a couple of days’ residency and can touch upon a number of areas, including:

- contact improv

- developing your choreography

- utilising text within your movement

- ensemble improvisation and composition - solo performance practice

- physical theatre

- career development

- contemporary dance technique

Alongside this, Lewys is more than happy to give post-show discussion'

£600 open to negotiation as I will be applying for Arts Council money to subsidise.