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.
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