BRAVE NEW DANCE

CREATED IN BIRMINGHAM

5 SOLDIERS

Watch the 2017 live stream (commissioned by The Space) free online

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.

Become a Commissioning Angel

Hello, I’m currently embarking on a milestone project marking 21 years since my debut solo show...

Top 10 Dance Shows of 2019

We are absolutely delighted that Rosie Kay's Fantasia was picked as one of the top dance...

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...
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NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2015

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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.

5 SOLDIERS has been touring since its premiere in 2010, you can see the 2017 live stream (commissioned by The Space) for a limited time for free.

WATCH ONLINE FOR FREE

For a limited time we are making 5 SOLDIERS available for free for online viewers. Please make a donation to Rosie Kay Dance Company if you can. Your donation will help fund the research, creation and touring of new works.

★★★★★
“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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THE FUTURE-PROOF ARTIST

A series of podcasts with Rosie Kay in conversation with figures from the academic, military and media spheres.
EP01: Mars El-Brogy

A qualified journalist and experienced video production manager. Mars has produced for BBC Three, BBC Entertainment Development and BBC Worldwide as well as leading new media for International Dance Festival Birmingham.

Recorded in London, August 2018

EP02: Harry Parker

Harry studied History of Art at UCL and joined the British Army when he was 23 serving in Iraq and Afghanistan before going onto work as a civil servant. He now works as a painter and writer, his first novel Anatomy of a Soldier is published by Faber and Faber.

Recorded in London, August 2018

EP03: Adam Curtis

In Episode 3 Simon Preston talks to Rosie Kay and Adam Curtis, BBC journalist and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, about the origins of their fascinating partnership and how conspiracy theories fuelled the collaborative creation of the critically acclaimed MK ULTRA.

Recorded in London, July 2019

EP04: Annie Mahtani

Episode 4 features Rosie Kay in conversation with composer Annie Mahtani talking about their many years of working together and the joy of collaborating on Rosie's latest work, Rosie Kay's Fantasia.

Recorded at Birmingham Hippodrome in September 2019.

EP05: Ben Payne

Episode 5 features Rosie Kay in conversation with dramaturg Ben Payne talking about their working relationship, the role of a dramaturg in dance and the beginnings of Rosie's new production of Romeo & Juliet.

Recorded in London in July 2019.