MK ULTRA is a thrilling dance piece exploring the rise of conspiracy theory in pop culture as young people turn away from established political systems. From Commonwealth Games choreographer Rosie Kay in collaboration with BAFTA-winning filmmaker Adam Curtis.
★★★★ The Financial Times
“Extraordinary....a super-saturated sensory feast of movement, sound and imagery.'
Be dazzled by bright lights, superhuman dancing and pounding music. Enjoy the glamour of beautiful bodies and the glittering lifestyles of music videos. But what ugly secrets lie behind the media mask?
For critical readers of the media and those with a keen eye for Illuminati symbolism in mainstream pop culture, MK ULTRA is a thrilling tale that explores the conspiracy of mind control hidden in plain sight.
Combining dance, projected visuals, film and music, this is a new kind of performance for the age of Fake News and post-truth.
MK ULTRA is the CIA code word for a real LSD-fuelled brainwashing technique developed by the US military. Popular conspiracy theory believes that MK ULTRA is still active and programmes certain pop stars as puppets of the ‘Illuminati’, a shadowy elite intent on creating a New World Order of authoritarian world government.
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 electroacoustic composer Annie Mahtani.
★★★★ The Observer
“a postmodern fantasia...MK ULTRA asks important questions about the real and the fake, and whether, for a new generation, they’ve become one.'
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/180853877
Rosie Kay is one of the UK’s leading choreographers. She is celebrated for her athletic movement, rigorous research and intelligent theatricality, and is known for the five-star award-winning 5 SOLDIERS as well as choreographing 2018’͛s live televised Commonwealth Games handover broadcast globally to 1 billion people.
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