Award-winning Rosie Kay Dance Company comes to Leeds this May with a thrilling new work, MK ULTRA. Performing at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on 9 May for one night only, this is an exploration of the bizarre realm of mind control conspiracies from the choreographer of the five star 5 SOLDIERS and hit film Sunshine on Leith.

Rosie Kay is one of the UK’s leading choreographers and is renowned for her athletic movement and intelligent theatricality. Inspired by pop culture, mind control and Illuminati imagery MK ULTRA brings a hypnotic, high energy, supercharged mash-up of dance and music to the stage. With a typically fearless eye, Kay delves deep into this world and conjures up something entirely new, subverting the subversive.

MK ULTRA features music composed by Annie Mahtani, set and video design by Louis Price, lighting design by Mike Gunning, and costume design by Gary Card. One of London’s most talked about talents, Card has previously worked with pop stars such as Lady Gaga, and MK ULTRA exhibits his first designs for contemporary dance.

“At a time when everything is fake, or at least we don’t trust what’s real any more, MK ULTRA looks at what this world really feels like and what affect it is having on us, whether we know it or not,” says Rosie Kay. “Be prepared for high-energy, high-octane dance, a mash up of dance styles, subliminal and secret messages, incredible video, light and costume visuals, music that wraps around your senses and a deeper, darker political edge”.

Tickets for MK ULTRA by Rosie Kay Dance Company at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds are on sale now and can be booked online at or by calling the box office on 0113 220 8008. Tickets are priced at £12.50.


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