MASS is an experiential antidote to our pervasive fears towards difference and otherness, exploring relationships between our senses, perception, and 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.

Choreographed by: Robert Clark

Performed and devised byIris Chan, Kip Johnson, Samuel Kennedy, Janina Rajakangas and Petra Söör 

Set and costume design: KASPERSOPHIE

Lighting design byGuy Hoare

DramaturgyLou Cope

Sound byJules Maxwell

ProducerIris Chan

Production managerRob Pell-Walpole

Co-produced by: 

Greenwich Dance

Funded by: 

National Lottery through Arts Council England

Commissioned by: 

Compass Commission from the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership

The Place

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.

65 completely anonymous hooded and cloaked figures filled the old London artillery factory. Tall gauze panels hung from the ceiling creating intimate rooms and illusions of mirrors while never closing down the vast room. 10 performers and 55 audiences shared a space and the performance emerged from within.

A work of scale while at its heart dealing with fleeting human encounters and touch. A theme and format raising all sorts of concerns and personal fears while also opening up to liberating intimacy.

The costume had to fit and adapt to any imaginable body shape, be pleasant to wear, washable between performances and easy to maintain. We had over 200m custom printed fabric produced, cut in Copenhagen and sewn together in London by various makers.