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Swarm (2010)Live-action dance film.


Twisted Theatre presents Swarm, a dance film from award winning directors Miranda Cromwell and Joseph Wallace with an original score by composer Elizabeth Westcott.

A dance film made in the very beggining of Twisted Theatre's existence. A wonderful experiement in a derelict building. Swarm was made with no funding and through the love and creativity of all involved.


The company's first major work, Swarm is a tale of lust and instinct, violence and betrayal.Swarm premiered at the Bristol Old Vic theatre in November 2010 and was screened at Bird's Eye View festival 2011 in London as part of the Branchage open surgery.



CREDITS:A film by Miranda Cromwell and Joseph Wallace

Music by Elizabeth Westcott

Movement Director and Choreography by Miranda Cromwell

Film Director and Cinematography by Joseph Wallace

Devised by the company

Performers:Lucy Bishop, Tom England, George Evans, Chis Farish, Samuel Griffiths, Yinka Onitiri, Jo Hellier, Jesse Jones, Helen Lansley, Kerry Lovel,l Polly Megan Christopher, Ella Nyakuedzwa-Smith, Jacade Simpson, Felicia Sinclair, Lily-Rae Smailes, Emily Thompson, Jade Wood, Edith Woolley,



Conceived and Directed by Miranda Cromwell and Joseph Wallace,

Lighting Design by Chris Collier and Joseph Wallace, Additional Camera work Chris Collier

Costume Design and Make-up by Miranda Cromwell and Joseph Wallace

Edited by Joseph Wallace, Assistant Editor Chris Collier

Sound and Music composed and recorded by Elizabeth Westcott.

Soundtrack mixed by Julien Batten and Elizabeth Westcott at Quayside StudiosAdditional music and foley recording Julien BattenSingers and Musicians:

Tom Brennan - vocals

Julien Batten - drums and harmonium

Chris Collier - sounds

Alistair Debling - cello

Chris Farish - vocals

Becky Griggs - vocals

Laura Marshall - vocals

Anisa Mazidian - vocals

Kane Power - vocals

Katie Villa - vocals and piano

Joseph Wallace - vocals

Elizabeth Westcott - piano, violin

Stills Photography by Chris Collier and Anisa Mazidian

Colouring by Joseph Wallace and Emma-Rose Dade

Marketing and promotion coordinator Jesse Meadows

Thanks to:Bristol Old Vic:Chris Bagust, Jason Barnes, Liesel Corp, Mike Elliott, Emma Stenning, Tim Streader, Kate Yedigaroff, Peter Reynolds - Music Consultant Natasha Sutton-Williams - Music Devisor, Sophie Shaw - Devisor Geoff Dunlop - Advice and support.

Film Equipment and software - Rob Mitchell at Firstborn Creatives

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