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Dance - Modern, Fri 28 - Sat 29 Sep 2018, £8-£16

MK ULTRA: Rosie Kay Dance Company

MK ULTRA: Rosie Kay Dance Company


Fresh from the success of choreographing the Commonwealth Games Handover live broadcast to 1 billion people worldwide, Rosie Kay brings the second UK tour of MK ULTRA to Wales with performances at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre on 28 & 29 September. The tour will culminate with shows at London’s Southbank Centre and LEAP Dance Festival Liverpool in November 2018.

MK ULTRA was originally created in collaboration with BBC journalist and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Adam Curtis in 2017 and features costumes from Lady Gaga designer Gary Card.

“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

Watch the trailer:

MK ULTRA?explores the rise of a strange, dark myth of our time. How, as millions of young people turn away from established political systems, bizarre conspiracies arise that read like a hidden code in the pop culture and music videos that surround us.
Taking its name from the CIA code word for a real LSD-fuelled brainwashing technique developed by the US military in the 50s and 60s, 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.

Be dazzled by bright lights, superhuman dancing and pounding trap music as dance, film, projection and sound combine to create a bold commentary on the rise of conspiracy.
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.
28 & 29 September | Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
£16 (half price for under 25s)
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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 28 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 19:45
Post-show talk on 28 Sept


Concessions: £2 off
Under 25: Half price

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Map reference: ST 184772  Lat: 51.48783 Long: -3.17663

From M4 East (Junction 29 A48) or M4 West (Junction 32) follow signs to the City Centre on the A470 (North Road). Pass the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and turn left onto Boulevard de Nantes. Turn first left onto Park Place and then first right onto St Andrews Place. Senghennydd Road is the second left (after the bridge).


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access