A film by Leo Bill & Tobias Menzies
Still photography by Marc Brenner, all rights reserved.
Whilst a dance therapist works with him online, a man battles with himself to try and heal the past and come to terms with a global lockdown.
When Held began life on Tobias Menzies’ mobile phone.
Inspired by movement therapy he was undertaking, Tobias began recording fragments of choreography at home while living alone through a
The piece is conceived by Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Outlander) and directed by Leo Bill (Rare Beasts, In Fabric).
In collaboration with director Leo Bill, Tobias began to develop a movement piece from the filmed material. With theatres empty across the world, the Almeida Theatre invited Tobias & Leo to use their stage to create a piece, and over three days, shot a film pushing at the boundaries of where film, performance and dance meet in the hope of creating an hypnotic, fresh and original expression of what it means to be held.