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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 from a female perspective.
CARLOS CURATES: R&J IMAGINED
Rosie Kay Dance Company and Birmingham Royal Ballet
14 – 16 October 2021 ON SALE NOW
Following the premiere of Romeo + Juliet on 8 September, Rosie Kay Dance Company are delighted to be reviving the work in a double-bill with Birmingham Royal Ballet in October 2021.
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s artistic director Carlos Acosta has announced a double-bill as part of his upcoming Carlos Curates season. Romeo + Juliet will be performed alongside Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first performances of Edward Clug’s Radio and Juliet.
EXPLORE ROMEO + JULIET
Romeo + Juliet premiered on 8 September 2021 at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Rosie Kay’s Romeo + Juliet sets the action in the hot Birmingham summer of 2021. In this diverse city, young people’s family loyalties give way to gang allegiance as teenagers play with adult rules. A party in the park gets out of control sparking rumours, rioting and revenge. In the midst of rivalries, first tastes of freedom and sparks of a full-on first love ignite. Two young lovers are led to their tragic deaths by events they can’t control.
ROMEO + JULIET
Our exclusive Costume Collection is a limited edition replica collection of costumes featured in Rosie Kay Dance Company’s Romeo + Juliet.
GIVE IN STYLE: All proceeds of these sales support the rehearsal and production period of the show, specifically going towards the extra costs incurred in returning to live performance safely.
Making a Romeo + Juliet in present day Birmingham
Join Rosie Kay and Artistic Advisors to the project in a discussion chaired by Birmingham Hippodrome’s Artistic Director/CEO Fiona Allan. Artistic Advisors include actor and director Dylan Duffus, headteacher Azita Zohhadi, Dance Artist Shanelle Clemenson and fellow Hippodrome Associates and choreographers Aakash Odedra and Sonia Sabri.
The Body is the Frontline
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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.
“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.”
Just three weeks to go until we join @BRB on stage! 🤩 https://t.co/2XhPXY5C36
"There’s such genuine tenderness between the pair as they twist around each other like kittens in a patch of sunshine" - @theipaper ★★★★
Mayowa Ogunnaike’s and Subhash Viman Gorania perform the central Romeo + Juliet pas de deux.
📸: Brian Slater https://t.co/tqH11rnQxL
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