Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance "He wants to keep things dangerous"

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10 April 2015


Musical documentarian Mark Kidel directed this portrait of the London-born singer-songwriter, who grew up as the son of dance band singer Ross McManus but forged his own distinctive identity as an adult.

The product of a Catholic education that left a deep mark on him, Costello has frequently reinvented himself to experiment with different genres ranging from country to classical to jazz and soul. In any style, however, his work always features dazzling wordplay.
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