MK Ultra, Rosie Kay Dance Company

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in News | No Comments

I’ve been working with Rosie Kay Dance Company again for the latest production MK Ultra. The work is a high energy, supercharged mash-up of thrilling dance, music and imagery inspired by the bizarre realm of pop culture mind control conspiracies.

The soundtrack for MK ULTRA is a pulsating mash-up of trap, footwork, electronic sounds and manipulated samples. It’s music that makes you want to move and drives forward the dancers’ movements, much like the all-controlling MK ULTRA programmes supposedly dictating the actions of today’s celebrity icons.  The score fluctuates between the fast paced EDM (electronic dance music) tracks and my contrasting original sound, which has for the most part used the EDM tracks as a starting point. At different points in the score, the music takes on different roles from creating a specific environment to offering a deeper insight into the characters. Read more about the music here

It’s been a brilliant show to work on and has a fantastic collaborative team including Louis Price, Gary Card and Adam  Curtis. Take a sneak preview at the trailer and tour dates are listed below.

MK Ultra trailer from Rosie Kay on Vimeo.

Tour Dates

BIRMINGHAM Birmingham Repertory Theatre | Fri 17 & Sat 18 March
LINCOLN Lincoln Performing Arts Centre | Thu 23 March
KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre | Thu 30 March
YORK York Theatre Royal | Wed 5 April
LONDON Laban | Thu 20 April
INVERNESS Eden Court | Tue 25 April
NEWCASTLE Dance City | Fri 28 & Sat 29 April
MANCHESTER HOME | Wed 3 & Thu 4 May
LEEDS Northern Ballet | Tue 9 May
WARWICK Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry | Thu 11 & Fri 12 May
STIRLING Macrobert Arts Centre | Thu 18 May