Wilkie Branson — TOM

17 - 19 April 2020

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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. This emotive piece returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio after winning the Theatre & Technology award for ‘Outstanding Production’, this time part of our Digital Edition, a series of events showcasing dance and new technologies.

A dance for camera installation, TOM is the latest creation of award-winning choreographer, film-maker and 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 this dark and affecting journey of self-discovery, touching on issues of mental health and the perseverance of the human spirit.

"A stimulating piece of theatre that is quietly brilliant, with poignant moments and endless sadness.”"
A YOUNGER THEATRE

Part of Digital Edition


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 Designs.

Research and development supported by Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Programme and Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham.

A Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversary Commission
Wilkie Branson is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate
Part of Digital Edition

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Coronavirus update: Following government advice, all performances at Sadler’s Wells’ theatres have been cancelled until 9 June. Read more

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