BRAVE NEW DANCE

CREATED IN BIRMINGHAM

5 SOLDIERS

10th Anniversary UK & USA tour 2020

A series of podcasts with Rosie Kay in conversation with figures from the academic, military and media spheres.

Thrilling and moving

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.

The Future-Proof Artist: Rosie Kay talks to Annie Mahtani

In Episode 4 of the Future-Proof Artist podcast series, Simon Preston talks to Rosie Kay and...

The Future-Proof Artist: Rosie Kay talks with Adam Curtis

In Episode 3 of the Future-Proof Artist podcast series, Simon Preston talks to Rosie Kay and Adam...

Rosie Kay’s Fantasia – a creative update

The background and narrative to the creative development of Rosie Kay's Fantasia Following the...

A landmark year for Rosie Kay Dance Company

We are delighted to present and share our first annual report with you for the year 2018 – 2019:...

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Best Independent Company

NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2015

Ambassador

Risks, Rights & Reputations

Associate Company

BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

Dance Ambassador

Parents in Performing Arts

WATCH ROSIE KAY'S WORK

Rosie Kay's Fantasia

★★★★

a winning combination…tickling your senses of both humour and wonder.
THE GUARDIAN

5 SOLDIERS

★★★★★

An extraordinary exploration of modern war as a physical experience.
THE INDEPENDENT

MK ULTRA

★★★★

“Extraordinary….a super-saturated sensory feast of movement, sound and imagery”
THE FINANCIAL TIMES

10 SOLDIERS

★★★★★

“a compelling work….astutely expanded version with its larger cast”
THE HERALD

MODERN WARRIOR

A fast-paced urban takeover inspired by vintage martial arts movies with exciting and dramatic sequences as two opposing groups meet in an epic stand-off.

Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony

The longest ever, live worldwide outside broadcast, single camera, single shot lasting six minutes.

5 SOLDIERS ON DEMAND

Filmed in a real British Army drill hall in London in September 2017. Multi camera version and live stream commissioned by The Space.

5 SOLDIERS

The Body is the Frontline

In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the National Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. What came of these observations was the award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS.

“An extraordinary exploration of modern war as a physical experience.” (The Independent), 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 has been touring since its premiere in 2010, in 2020 it opens in the UK before returning to the USA for the second time on its 10th anniversary tour.

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

THE OBSERVER

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

THE SCOTSMAN

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