The Missy Elliott Project
For the next three years, Selina Thompson is going to be working with teenage girls across two continents – trying to imagine what the world will look like for femmes after the revolution. The head bangers, the style, the freaks of the future. How we will celebrate, communicate and commemorate years from now. The blueprints for radical freedom.
When she was a teenager, she thought that Missy Elliott and her afro-futurist-dancing-up-the -walls fisheye-camera-taking-up-space genius might be the blueprint for her freedom.
A decade later, she’s going to see what today’s teenagers think. Join us to see what they have uncovered over the last two months. A work in process.
Get your freak on, Fam.
This will be the first iteration of The Missy Elliott Project, a new national programme working with teenage girls of colour across the UK. It is very much a work in process.
There are two slots – 2pm & 3.30pm – please book in advance or just show up.
This will be a participatory experience, specifically (not exclusively) made for teenage girls of colour. So if you know anyone who might want to join – bring them! And if you are a teenage girl of colour, make sure you wear something you love.
We can’t wait to see you x
Age guidance: Suitable for all.
Photo Credit: Richard Davenport
Commissioned by Transform, Eclipse Theatre, Contact and Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by MGC Futures.