Arts by the Sea and Pavilion Dance South West present TOM by Wilkie Branson
Set in a hinterland between the civilised world and the wilderness, TOM tells the story of one man’s journey to rediscover who he really is.
A dance for camera installation, TOM is the latest creation of award-winning choreographer, film-maker and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson. In this soul-searching, poetic film Branson explores storytelling using the hip hop language of b-boying, bringing it together with cutting-edge technologies including animation, projection mapping, sound design and film installation.
Innovation meets age-old questions in a meditative journey of self-discovery, this dark and affecting narrative touches on issues of isolation, mental health and the perseverance of the human spirit.
This emotive piece was last year awarded the Theatre & Technology Award for ‘Outstanding Production’,
Commissioned and Co-Produced by Sadler’s Wells. Co-Commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with additional support from the Unicorn Theatre, Hive House London, Theatre Bristol, Capture Reality and Floating Harbour Web Design .
Running Time: 1 hour, straight through
This piece explores themes of loneliness and mental health (depression, thoughts of self harm), which may be distressing for some viewers. We recommend that parents/guardians/carers take a view as to the suitability of these themes if they are booking for anyone aged under 16yrs.
What to expect at our venue: https://www.pdsw.org.uk/news/were-good-to-go/
Maggie Farmer is a Dorset UK based established professional artist. She has worked alongside dance artists at PDSW many times, and has exhibited her work with us on several occasions. Maggie worked alongside Wilkie Branson during his R&D for TOM in the studios at PDSW in 2018, and she exhibited the work both here at PDSW and at Sadler’s Wells
Watch her video introduction below: