VenueWales Millennium Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Donald Gordon Theatre, Weston Studio Theatre
From28th September 2018
To29th September 2018
What is currently on at Wales Millennium Centre (V1984858935)

Rosie Kay Dance Company


Archive :: production:T1766821526, dance or ballet:S1052190876, venue:V1984858935

MK Ultra

Taking its name from the LSD-fuelled experiments conducted by the US Military in the 1950s and 1960s, MK ULTRA looks at the rise of conspiracy theory amongst young people and in particular the theory that these experiments have continued in the realms of pop music and fashion. After extensive online research into conspiracy culture and interviews with 16-25 year olds from the Midlands, Kay and Curtis developed a hypothesis that ponders whether the lack of trust in politicians and established political systems has given rise to alternative theories of power and control. Hypnotic video design alternate with documentary-like sections of Curtis' signature montage style, creating a kaleidoscope effect on audiences, both brainwashing and playful. The show features 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 and University of Birmingham lecturer Dr Annie Mahtani.


Choreographer Rosie Kay
Director Rosie Kay
Other Adam Curtis (creative collaborator)
Producer James Preston
Music Annie Mahtani
Costume Gary Card
Design Louis Price
Design Louis Price (video)
Lighting Mike Gunning
DramaturgTessa Walker

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