The work is inspired by the writing of linguist Noam Chomsky, the dance Three Seascapes by Yvonne Rainer, and the King of elevator musac, Mantovani & His Orchestra. The work unfolds through three sections that are a physical exploration of propaganda, the creation of illusions, and pleasure.
I. We Believe – A flock of dancers, holding newspapers that have been rolled to form a baton, perform a series of aggressively rhythmic and repetitive phrases. The sound score is an excerpt of a lecture by Noam Chomsky regarding how democratic governments use the media as a source of propaganda to manufacture consent.
II. Necessary Illusions – Is a structured improvisation where the dancers are stuck in a relentless pattern of running and falling. The sound score is a random newspaper article read aloud by one of the dancers. When the dancer reaches the end of the article he/she starts screaming which initiates a chain reaction.
III. Ferment – The dancers invite audience members on stage to sit in a chair, following which the dancers remove their underwear to Besame Mucho by Mantovani & His Orchestra, eventually covering the stage in layers of underwear. It concludes by slicing up apples which are offered to the audience.