MAN in the BOX performance, a collaboration of Tom Brady with dancer/aerial artist Monica Newsam perform together moving through a forest of eighteen -15’ poles set to Brady’s original music. Audience is immersed in the vision as catalyst. The juxtaposition of original sound score, stage as sculpture, weaves movement, projection by video artist Zlatko Cosic to stunning effect. The mise en scene provokes insights to youthful wisdom not solely found in years earned while providing ambitious youth the benefit of lessons learned over time.
Brady’s insight into this complex work – a personal journey, artistic growth and evolution benefits from the knowledge and patience of this decades long journey to reach the goal of a mature work.
The journey began with an original performance by Brady at Franklin Furnace in New York in 1979, then Three Sinks Gallery in 2003, at Satori in 2011 and a recent preview performance in 2017.