Asylum based on research with refugees and asylum seekers

Asylum was created in 2004 and is based on research with refugees and asylum seekers. Asylum weaves a narrative of holding on, re-adapting, mechanisation, and ultimately finding your identity through the sheer determination of the human spirit.

Funded by
Art Council England
Supported by
Dance Base
Dance City
Dance Umbrella
Choreographer: Rosie Kay
Design: Rosie Kay
Lighting: Simon Creed
Music Produced by Ian Wallman
Dancers: Chris Vann and Manon Greiner
Revived in 2011 by danceXchange for their 10th Anniversary Season

“We all live in hope of spotting a promising young talent headed towards the big time… It ends with a ferocious whirling waltz, an acrobatic adagio of pain, want and need.”
The Times

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