The five star, award-winning incredible show that you HAVE to see – it will change the way you think about war forever.

★★★★★ THE HERALD

★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

Nominated for BEST CHOREOGRAPHY (MODERN) at the 2015 National Dance Awards
Best Dance and Top 10 Dance in 2015 in The Guardian and The Observer; Best Dance and Top 5 Dance in 2015 in The Independent
Best Dance Production 2015 from North East Theatre Guide
Awarded an Arts and Health Special Commendation by the Royal Society for Public Health for the company’s excellent contribution to arts and health practice.

5 SOLDIERS is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.

A visceral ‘tour de force’ of the senses, 5 SOLDIERS provides an intimate view of the training that prepares our soldiers for the sheer physicality of combat, for the possibility of injury, and the impact conflict has on the bodies and minds of everyone it reaches.

The piece has a powerful physicality, moments of humour and is full of honesty, all inspired by input from serving and former soldiers, and has been endorsed as ‘getting it’ by its military audiences. In movement, the performance weaves a story of physical transformation, helping us to understand what makes a soldier and how the experience of warfare affects those that choose to put their life on the line.

“war from a female perspective packs a punch” ★★★★★ The Observer

“simply a five star must-see however you view the armed forces.” Birmingham Press

“Lust, shock and awe… 5 SOLDIERS is a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world we mostly prefer to ignore”
**** The Guardian
“5 Soldiers which, in its humane, unsparing study of modern army life, has taken Kay’s choreography, and dance as a whole, into radically uncharted territory.”
The Guardian
“deeply moving, relevant and so representative of how soldiers are. Arresting and disturbing”
former Green Jacket soldier

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Rosie Kay Dance Company ‘5 Soldiers’ from Article19

SCOTTISH TOUR 2016

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE ARMY IN SCOTLAND

  • April - May 2016
  • Glasgow
  • Glencorse (near Edinburgh)
  • Stirling
  • Inverness
  • Aberdeen
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Premiere & post-show talk

Fri 29 Apr 2016 at 19:30. Followed by a post-show talk with the choreographer, cast and military representatives
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & local groups

Sat 30 Apr 2016 at 19:30. Includes a performance from local community engagement groups
"Five Soldiers" by the Rosie Kay Dance Company, pictured at Edinburgh Castle, 31/03/2016:
More information from: Wendy Niblock - PR consultant for Rosie Kay Dance Company - 07961 814 834 - wendyjniblock@btinternet.com
Photography Rosie Kay Dance Company from:  Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - www.colinhattersley.com - 07974 957 388

Free Outdoor Show

Tue 26 Apr 2016 at 5:30pm
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & post-show talk

Fri 6 May at 19:30. Followed by a post-show talk with the choreographer, cast and military representatives
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & local groups

Sat 7 May at 19:30. Includes a performance from local community engagement groups
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & post-show talk

Fri 13 May 2016 at 19:30. Followed by a post-show talk with the choreographer, cast and military representatives
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & local groups

Sat 14 May 2016 at 19:30. Includes a performance from local community engagement groups
"Five Soldiers" by the Rosie Kay Dance Company, pictured at Edinburgh Castle, 31/03/2016:
More information from: Wendy Niblock - PR consultant for Rosie Kay Dance Company - 07961 814 834 - wendyjniblock@btinternet.com
Photography Rosie Kay Dance Company from:  Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - www.colinhattersley.com - 07974 957 388

Free Outdoor Show

Sat 16 Apr 2016 at 12:30
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & post-show talk

Fri 20 May 2016 at 19:30. Followed by a post-show talk with the choreographer, company and military representatives
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & local groups

Sat 21 May 2016 at 19:30. Includes a performance from local community engagement groups
"Five Soldiers" by the Rosie Kay Dance Company, pictured at Edinburgh Castle, 31/03/2016:
More information from: Wendy Niblock - PR consultant for Rosie Kay Dance Company - 07961 814 834 - wendyjniblock@btinternet.com
Photography Rosie Kay Dance Company from:  Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - www.colinhattersley.com - 07974 957 388

Free Outdoor Show

Fri 20 May 2016 at 12:30
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & post-show talk

Fri 27 May 2016 at 19:30. Followed by a post-show talk with the choreographer, cast and military representatives
image:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Show & local groups

Sat 28 May 2016 at 19:30. Includes a performance from local community engagement groups
"Five Soldiers" by the Rosie Kay Dance Company, pictured at Edinburgh Castle, 31/03/2016:
More information from: Wendy Niblock - PR consultant for Rosie Kay Dance Company - 07961 814 834 - wendyjniblock@btinternet.com
Photography Rosie Kay Dance Company from:  Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - www.colinhattersley.com - 07974 957 388

Free Outdoor Show

Fri 27 May 2016 at 12:30

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The Making of 5 SOLDIERS (2015 tour)

5 SOLDIERS Outdoors (2015 tour)

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RT @rosiekaydanceco: Final show tonight #5Soldiers !!And in a career highlight two officers joined in company class! #respect #bethebest ht…

@7scots_rsm

RT @annieop_: wish we could do last night all over again. #5Soldiers with @rosiekaydanceco was the best thing ever, didn't want it to end

@rosiekaydanceco

RT @annieop_: wish we could do last night all over again. #5Soldiers with @rosiekaydanceco was the best thing ever, didn't want it to end