“A collective hallucination”
–Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack
“A musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power”
An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, this site-specific event is a new kind of imaginative experience that integrates music, film, politics, and breathtaking moments of illusion in a hallucinatory ride through the dreams and hidden realities of our strange, anxious age.
Collaborating with Del Naja and Curtis are a visionary team of artists and designers that also includes Punchdrunk director Felix Barrett (Sleep No More), radical set designer Es Devlin (stage and costume designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Kanye West, and Jay-Z amongst others), and the innovative art and design practice United Visual Artists (whose commissions for venues such as Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum intersect sculpture, architecture, live performance, and digital installation). This groundbreaking production includes performances by Massive Attack and places the audience at the center of arresting stories of politics and power over the past 30 years.
Co-created by Adam Curtis and Robert Del Naja
In collaboration with Felix Barrett, Es Devlin, and United Visual Artists
Massive Attack V Adam Curtis is commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, Manchester International Festival, and Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts.
This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the British Council.
Complementary public programs are presented in partnership with the British Council.
Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, The Charles Evans Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.
Saturday, September 28 at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 29 at 8:00pm
Monday, September 30 at 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 2 at 8:00pm
Thursday, October 3 at 8:00pm
Friday, October 4 at 8:00pm
This event is general admission, and audience members will be standing for the entire length of the show. Please dress accordingly.
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Single tickets go on sale May 28, 2013 (May 21 for Members of Park Avenue Armory and May 23 for season ticket holders).
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