In a new version of Wilkie Branson’s dance-for-camera installation TOM, innovation meets age old questions in this dark and affecting journey of self-discovery, touching on issues of loneliness, isolation, mental health and the perseverance of the human spirit.
TOM is the latest movement creation of award-winning choreographer, filmmaker and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson, which would have formed part of our Digital Edition in April, redeveloped as a digital work for the Digital Stage.
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. 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, photogrammetry and chroma-key capture.
This piece explores themes of loneliness and mental health, which may be distressing for some viewers.