Bassline Circus/ MHZ in association with Feral Arts
Would you like to live an extra 200 years? How about as a megacorporation’s experiment – on the surface a supercool, enhanced super-human? Everything’s perfect, apart from those that control you.
Meet our guide to the multifaceted expectations of a future world - Kid_X (Malick Bright), the flex and krump dance prodigy, fitted with a prototype bionic heart, who falls for Gabriella (Amanda Attwood), the famous rooftop acrobat. His heart is corporate property and she's dedicated to her millions of followers.
At the centre of the story is singer/songwriter Eva Lazarus, who’s been making waves in the world of British hip-hop, reggae, and underground music. Singing brand new songs written specifically for the project, she plays Dr Lazarus, the trailblazing inventor and Kid_X's overbearing guardian on a mission to save the world.
KID_X is a first of its kind, bringing together the creative powerhouses of Mungo’s Hifi, Feral, Bassline Circus, MHz, award-winning Scottish animators OnceWereFarmers, and Eva Lazarus. Expect hand-balancing, Flexin, Krump, BoneBreaking, hypnotic video projections, and heavy bass.
This is a get on your feet, forward-thinking, tech-edge show that defies categorisation. Somewhere between digital circus and dance, with all the energy of an all-night rave, KID_X is a vision of the future.
Kid_X. Step into a boy-meets-girl love story for the future.
AV/Set/LX design/Co director -Dav Bernard
Direction - Bex Anson
Lyricist/MC - Eva Lazarus
Music Production -Mungo Hifi
Dance artist - Android X
Hand Balancer- Amanda Attwood
Costume Design- Saehee Simmons
3D Animation-OnceWereFarmers/ Beeple
Choreographic Outside eye –Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade
Company Mentor- Adrian Berry
Produced by Feral
Supported by Creative Scotland, Tramway, Macrobert Arts Centre, Platform, PRS Foundation Open Fund and Arts Council England
Jacksons Lane / August 2017
Stratford Circus / September 2017
NoFitState & New Vic Theatre / March 2018
Platform/ May 2018
Macrobert / September + Apirl 2018