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Wilkie Branson - Tom

Year / Length:2020, 60’ (European premiere)
Created by:Wilkie Branson
Cast:Wilkie Branson, Eben Hayward
Dramaturgy:Adam Peck
Composer:Benji Bower
Projection artist:Barret Hodgson
Sound designer:Mat Clark
Costumes:Cristiano Casimiro
Production managers:Andrew Hammond & Thomas Blake
Producer:Luisa Hinchliff
Commissioned and co-produced by:Sadler’s Wells
Co-production:Pavilion Dance South West
Research and development supported by:Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Programme, Lakeside Arts Centre - Nottingham
With additional support from:The Film and TV Charity, Unicorn Theatre, Theatre Bristol and Capture Reality
Supported using public funding by:National Lottery through the Arts Council England
Installation film in collaboration with:17th International Architecture Exhibition


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. Will he find the answers he needs, or is the real TOM lost forever? TOM has been created by awardwinning choreographer, film maker and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Artist Wilkie Branson. TOM is a meditative exploration of memory and reality, exploring narrative using the hip-hop language of b-boying, bringing it together with cutting-edge technologies including animation, projection mapping, sound design and film installation. Playing with negative space and the projection of the work to create a depth of field, TOM is a unique and innovative dance for camera installation. TOM has been hand-crafted in fine detail – from making 3D models by hand to using 360 photogrammetry techniques, chroma-key capture of dance, and digital animation. You can find out more about the making process from the making of videos online at wilkiebranson.com.

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