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ROSIE KAY DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS

A New Commission by choreographer Rosie Kay 5 Soldiers is a timely, controversial, thought provoking and moving exploration of war in modern times. A dance theatre work one female and four male dancers, it looks at how the human body is essential to, and used in, warfare. 5 Soldiers explores the physical training that prepares you for war, as well as the possible effects on the body, and the injury caused by warfare. Featuring Kay’s trademark intense physicality and athleticism, 5 Soldiers weaves a journey of physical transformation, helping us understand how soldiers are made and how war affects them. 5 Soldiers is a unique collaboration between award winning choreographer Rosie Kay, visual artist David Cotterrell and theatre director Walter Meierjohann. It follows an intense period of research, where Rosie learnt battle training with The 4th Battalion The Rifles and David spent time in Helmand Province with the Joint Forces Medical Group. The piece has an original sound score by Annie Mahtani and dramaturgy by Petra Tauscher. Please note: There is a small amount of partial nudity during this show and as a result the company recommend a discretionary age limit of 12+.

To get a free ticket to see this performance in exchange for taking part in an hour long focus group immediately after the show, please contact Dee on reynolds1001@googlemail.com. This is part of a research project into dance audiences based at the University of Manchester www.watchingdance.org