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.

5 SOLDIERS is available for UK touring in Jan-Feb 2019

Contact: james@rosiekay.co.uk

5 SOLDIERS is available for USA touring in Mar-Apr 2019

Contact: 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



Rosie Kay Dance Company creates brave new dance in Birmingham that tours to audiences at home and abroad. We thrill and move a diverse public with relevant, important, political and meaningful dance responding to contemporary society.

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