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.







Choreographer: Rosie Kay
Design: Rosie Kay
Lighting: Simon Creed
Music Produced by Ian Wallman
Dancers: Chris Vann and Manon Greiner

Funded by
Art Council England
Supported by
Dance Base
Dance City
Dance Umbrella

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