A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of five men and women serving on the front line

In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre for our Armed Forces. What came of these observations is this award-winning, five-star work, performed live in an Army drill hall.

Powerful, thought-provoking” (The Scotsman), 5 SOLDIERS offers no moral stance on war, but instead questions what it is that we ask of our soldiers and explores how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st Century.

USA Showcase

Following 5 SOLDIERS 2017 sell-out success in Edinburgh and a national tour we’re heading to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference in New York in January.

We’ll present showcase performances at the Alvin Ailey Studios to promoters interested in booking the show for a tour in Spring 2019. 

Birmingham Showcase Rehearsal

If you’d like to see the showcase rehearsal please join us at DanceXchange, Thorp Street, Birmingham at  16:00 on Thu 11 January 2018.

APAP Showcase New York

Sat 13 Jan at 6:30pm, 8pm & 9:30pm
Sun 14 Jan at 5:30pm, 7:30pm & 9:30pm
@ The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue, New York 10019

Contact for promoters: info@2luck.com

“not only keeps us riveted, but helps close the gap of understanding between the armed forces and the general public.”

The Scotsman

“War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate”

The Observer

“a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world that we mostly prefer to ignore.”

The Guardian

“in-depth background researches have grounded her moves and their delivery in the physicality, camaraderie and mental challenges of army life.”

The Herald