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TOMO VR

XR Showcase | Drama

TOMO VR View Schedule

About

Presented by the Atamira Dance Company

TOMO VR captures the dream space with its haunting tale of life and death. Viewers will find themselves in a cavern of endless time, a world within a world, watching two travelling wairua (the bodiless self) and the generations of ancestors before them. Their mother holds the power of creation within her. She carries them in her womb and is the gateway to the world of light. She is a daughter, a sister and a mother in tapu (sacred). One traveller departs to the world of the living, the other transcends to the embracing arms of Hine Nui Te Po, the goddess of death. "so exhilarating and also emotional at the same time, absolutely stunning" audience response 2022 TOMO VR was developed from the full-length stage show which premiered in Auckland, NZ in 2019 at Tempo Dance Festival and has recently toured NZ.

TOMO VR is showing as part of the XR Showcase, located at Level 4, Halls 6 and 7 of the International Convention and Exhibition Centre

The XR Showcase is open at the following times:
Wednesday, 18 October 10am - 5pm
Thursday, 19 October, 10am - 5pm
Friday 20 October, 10am - 5pm
Saturday 21 October 10am - 4pm

THE SXSW SYDNEY SCREEN FESTIVAL IS ACCESSIBLE TO BADGE HOLDERS AND THOSE WITH A SCREEN FESTIVAL WRISTBAND.

This project screens as a part of the XR Competition at SXSW Sydney.

Credits

Year 2022

Director Gabrielle Thomas

Executive Producer Marama Lloydd for Atamira Dance Company

Cinematographer Ed Davis

Production Designer Vanda Karolczak

Music Peter Hobbs

Principal Cast Sean MacDonald, Bianca Hyslop, Abbie Rogers, Cory-Toalei Roycroft, Madison Tumataroa

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