Creatives and Credits:
Choreographer: Eliot Smith
Music: a mixture of works by James MacMillan and Steve Reich
Costume: Erika Charters and Eliot Smith
Premiered at Westminster Cathedral on 16 February 2011
Funded by The Friends of the Company
MISSA (meaning ‘Mass’ in Latin) is an enactment of the liturgy of the Mass in dance. This is Eliot Smith's first major dance work and premiered inside Westminster Cathedral in London.
Originally performed by students of The London Contemporary Dance School in February 2011, MISSA was revived in August 2012 and was performed by a new cast of seven strong female dancers in October 2012, performed inside the St. Dominic’s Priory in Newcastle upon Tyne, in collaboration with The Cosmos with lighting design by Aether & Hemera.