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MASS

This performance will take place at Building 17, Woolwich Royal Arsenal, SE18 6ST.

Choose a costume and step into the world of MASS
Immerse yourself in a sense of uncertainty and possibility
You will be taken by the hand, accompanied on a journey of encounters, guided through movement
Invisible, yet able to see, and feel, everything?

Become a witness to…
A creator of…
And immerse yourself in…
MASS

MASS Trailer#1 from Robert Clark on Vimeo.

This is an immersive performance experience suitable for those aged 16+. Audience can stand, walk, or be seated at floor level throughout the duration of the performance, and participation and touch can occur.

MASS is an experiential antidote to our pervasive fears towards difference and otherness, exploring relationships between our senses, perception, and with belief, as individuals and as a society. It is a response to our current urban environment and societal trends to disengage and disconnect from the world and others around us.

Created by choreographer Robert Clark in collaboration with five performers and a local cast, with integrated set and costume design from KASPERSOPHIE, lighting design from Guy Hoare, dramaturgy from Lou Cope, and sound by Jules Maxwell, MASS is an immersive journey through a state of knowing and un-knowing, exploring ideas of connection, separation, judgement and expectation.

Performers: Iris Chan, Kip Johnson, Samuel Kennedy, Janina Rajakangas, and Petra Söör

“the piece offers the audience an intimate, beautiful and totally immersive connection to the performers. I was transported into a seductive sensory world”

“complex and multi-layered, but simple and stripped back at the same time”

“What lingers for me is care, connection, space, simplicity”

“an emotional experience” “a sense of intimacy with oneself but part of a ‘pack’” “otherworldly”

This is an immersive performance experience suitable for those aged 16+. Audience can stand, walk, or be seated at floor level throughout the duration of the performance, and participation and touch can occur. Audience will be given a costume to wear that is made from synthetic fibres, including a hood which can reduce your visibility. Please let us know of any access requirements or specific needs you may have when booking a ticket. MASS may be less suitable for those who experience claustrophobia or anyone who does not enjoy a gentle sense of uncertainty. A cloakroom will be available for you to leave your belongings in during the performance and we recommend you avoid bringing any large items or valuables with you.

If you would like to talk to someone about MASS before booking a ticket, please email david@greenwichdance.org.uk or call 020 8293 9741.

A post-show conversation will take place between Robert Clark and dramaturg Lou Cope on Friday 23rd March.

MASS is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. A Compass Commission from the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, co-produced by Greenwich Dance; commissioned by The Place, and supported by Dance4, DanceEast, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, Trestle Arts Base, and via the South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme.

Title image designed by Joe Walkling

Dates


  • Doors open


  • Doors open
Location
Building 17, Woolwich Royal Arsenal
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  • Dance artists intertwined
    Photo by SensoReye Production
  • Two performers, with their heads covered, reach their arms out towards each other
    Photo by Camilla Greenwell