Adam Curtis, whose documentaries (The Century of the Self, The Power of Nightmares) focus on power and how it works in society, contributes a film voiced by himself, which blends cabalistic images with footage drawn from pop culture.
Kay’s compelling choreography turns dance into ritual, the seven dancers of her Rosie Kay Dance Company alternating between contemporary pop and timeless imagery that references one of the most persistent conspiracy theories – that the world is really controlled by a centuries-old occult order, The Illuminati.
All this to a compelling electronic score by Annie Mahtani, who provided the music for Rosie Kay’s critically acclaimed 2016 work 5 Soldiers, with arresting triangular projections by Louis Price and costumes by Lady Gaga designer Gary Card.
This is a show like no other and well worth viewing, whether you’re into conspiracy theories or simply into thrilling, sensorially charged performance.
|What||Rosie Kay Dance Company, MK Ultra, QEH|
|Where||Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 08 Nov 18, 19:30 Dur.: 2 hours approx
|Price||£20 (concessions available)|
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank website|