MK ULTRA by Rosie Kay Dance Company

Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance

MK ULTRA by Rosie Kay Dance Company

Be dazzled by bright lights, superhuman dancing and pounding music. Relax in the reassuring glamour of beautiful bodies and the glittering lifestyles of music videos.

But what dark, ugly secrets lie behind the mask for the generations of young mainstream pop stars – and those who watch them?

MK ULTRA explores the the rise of a strange, dark myth of our time. How, as millions of young people turn away from the established political systems, they are embracing bizarre conspiracies that they see hidden like a secret code in the culture and music that surrounds them.

MK ULTRA mixes creator and choreographer Rosie Kay's thoroughly researched exploration of the rise of the Illuminati conspiracy in modern culture with filmmaker Adam Curtis' documentary elements to create a new kind of dance work.

MK ULTRA is visually arresting, with costumes from Lady Gaga’s designer Gary Card, a gold mirrored stage, hypnotic triangular projections by Louis Price, a pulsing soundtrack of American trap music and a mesmerising score by electro-acoustic composer Annie Mahtani.

A postmodern fantasia...MK ULTRA asks important questions about the real and the fake, and whether, for a new generation, they’ve become one
The Observer
Extraordinary….a super-saturated sensory feast of movement, sound and imagery’
The Financial Times

Dates & times

8 Nov 2018
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£20
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 14+

Event information
This event is followed by a post-show discussion with Rosie Kay and Adam Curtis.