Tom Visser

Thomas Anthony Visser is an established light designer specialized in dance since 2003.

 

Tom grew up in the countryside of west Ireland and in 1998, at the age of 18, started working in theatre. In 2003 he joined Nederlands Dans Theater and since then has been primarily creating designs in the field of dance. Tom has created the lighting design for multiple Olivier Award (best new dance production) winners. He has created designs for: Crystal Pite, Alexander Ekman, Hofesh Shechter, The Royal Ballet, Opera de Paris, National Opera and Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and many more.

Collection of review quotes:

 

“Tom Visser’s lighting turns a simple set into what feels like fractured, dangerous territory…” Siobhan Burke, New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/arts/dance/review-nederlands-dans-theater-prizes-procedure-over-passion.html

 

“…executed with consummate skill (plaudits to lighting designer Tom Visser)...” The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/nov/21/botis-seva-blkdog-review-sadlers-wells

 

“...enhanced as always by Tom Visser’s painterly lighting…”  Louise Levene, Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/e4e4a856-5e0b-11ea-ac5e-df00963c20e6

 

“The aggressively beautiful lighting design is by Tom Visser…” - MARTHA SCHABAS The Globe and Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/theatre-reviews/betroffenheit-is-a-stunning-testament-to-what-can-happen-when-life-turns-into-art/article25666218/

 

“Tom Visser’s lighting is an excellent aid…”  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

https://bachtrack.com/review-nederlands-dans-theater-1-sadlers-wells-london-june-2018

 

“Tom Visser's lighting frames the piece intensely” Vikki Jane Vile, broadwayworld

https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-21ST-CENTURY-CHOREOGRAPHERS-at-Royal-Opera-House-20210521

 

“Creative and superbly designed lighting (Tom Visser)...”  Matthew Dougal

https://number9reviews.blogspot.com/2019/05/dance-review-grand-finale-home.html

 

“Tom Visser’s magnificent lighting, hazy and haunting, is often breathtakingly beautiful” TIme Out

https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/dance/grand-finale-review

 

“Tom Visser’s lighting is astonishing..” Colin THomas

https://colinthomas.ca/2019/02/21/revisor-more-conceptually-than-narratively-seductive

 

“Tom Visser lights it and he gets a splendid gantry of lights to work some kind of magic in this department…” Julian Eaves

https://britishtheatre.com/review-europe-donmar-warehouse/

 

“...to the absolutely perfect lighting design (with Tom Visser)”  - MICHAEL HIGGS

https://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2019/06/29/europe-at-donmar-warehouse-theatre-review/

 

“...Tom Visser’s exquisite lighting takes over…” Jerry Wasserman

https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/local-arts/theatre-review-dance-theatre-collaboration-revisor-is-two-exciting-shows-in-one

 

“The sombre lighting by Tom Visser, adds greatly to the atmosphere.” Criticaldance.org

https://criticaldance.org/botis-seva-lkdog/

 

“...the excellent lighting by Tom Visser managed to echo the confidence and despair…”  Michael Hasted 

https://stagetalkmagazine.com/p/15845

 

“...intriguing lighting design by Tom Visser…”  The North East Theatre Guide

http://nomorepanicbutton.blogspot.com/2016/04/review-ndt2-newcastle-theatre-royal.html

 

“Lighting designer Tom Visser creates amazing worlds and apocalyptical images…” seeingDance

https://www.seeingdance.com/grand-finale-09072018/

 

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