The Missy Elliott Project

Selina Thompson Ltd
Sat 22 April
2pm & 3.30pm
West Indian Centre

This sharing of The Missy Elliott Project is the first in a series of new works inspired by Missy’s sound, style and politic: loud, feminist, unapologetic.

Reflecting on her own teenage years, Selina asks what it means to be a young, Black British woman today; how teenage girls negotiate and fight a culture that tries either to sexualize or infantilise them.

 Made in collaboration with Black teenage girls, along with a team of talented female artists, The Missy Elliott Project is filled with the resilience and power of teenage girls. Creating a space where young women are encouraged to explore their own identity, asking questions about how society defines them, it empowers them to recognise, nurture and celebrate their own uniqueness, and invites us to join in that celebration.

CREDITS

Artistic Director: Selina Thompson
Music Collaborator: Nwando Ebizie
Choreographer: Zinzi Minott
Designer
Katherina Radeva
Lighting Designer: Cassie Mitchell
Producer: Emma Beverley
Engagement Manager: Ruby Mutlow
Stage Manager: Beatrice Galloway
General Manager
Claire Clarke
Commissioned by Transform, Contact, Eclipse and Battersea Arts Centre.

SUPPORTERS & FUNDERS

Arts Council England
MGC Futures

SPECIAL INFO

For more information, and if you are a teenage girl who would like to get involved , go to www.selinathompson.co.uk or contact ruby@selinathompson.co.uk

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