“Press Release / Datganiad i’r Wasg” ( http://youtu.be/zvKeyUKTah4 showreel). In early 2013 Colin was awarded Arts Council of Wales support to promote professional Male Dance in North Wales. “Press Release” was the first performance piece bringing together different Movement disciplines, Hip Hop Dance styles and artistic skills. It premiered in June 2013 as part of the “INC” weekend at Galeri, Caernarfon, and was selected for performance at “CASGLIAD 2014” – the North Wales Dance Collectives showcase event. As well as choreographing and performing in the piece, Colin also co-wrote and recorded a world music score with Henry Horrell, produced by Ed Holden – www.mrphormula.com The “Urban Dance Collage” project also spawned a second piece – a site specific improvisation called “Scratch” – here is some rough footage of the first performance http://youtu.be/1J73L9wj5e0
Colin runs short courses of intensive but accessible Workshops focussing on the instruments and music of Cuba. The pilot ran with funding from Gwynedd Council in Spring 2013, there have been two subsequent series’ of workshops.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for upto date information on the forthcoming course.
In november 2012, Colin participated on the annual residential percussion course in Havana Cuba organised by La Timbala. He received a training grant form the Arts Council of Wales to help towards some of the tuition fees. The course was an opportunity to work with many of the prominent figures in the Havana Rumba Scene.