A triple bill of solos looking backwards and forwards at award-winning Birmingham choreographer Rosie Kay’s personal experience as a female in dance

21 years on from her first ever solo show ‘Absolute Solo‘ which she performed in the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, and five years since last appearing on stage herself, Kay returns to performing with a triple bill of solos including a new work ‘Adult Female Dancer’ created in lockdown. Now, as an older dancing female, she has something to say about the female body and the experience of being female and being on stage. Part autobiography, part socio-anthropological study, Kay uses ideas of performance, identity, sex and gender to explore her new dancing spirit.

 The triple bill also includes an archive film of the international award-winning ‘Patisserie’ (1999) and Kay’s first public performance of ‘Artemis Clown’ (originally commissioned by Eliot Smith Dance Company).

World premiere
Wed 19 May 2021 , Birmingham Repertory Theatre – tickets available now

Initial R&D, August 2019 at Dance Hub Birmingham

Virtual residency, May 2020 with C-DaRE at the University of Coventry



Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Supported by The Commissioning Angels:
Phoebus, John Nicholls, Simi Johal, Stella Hall, Ken & Laurie Brown, Marcus Banks, Michael Kopinski, Peter Snook, Nick Addyman, Sir Michael Carleton-Smith. CBE. DL., UHY Hacker Young, Yae Gertrude, Mike Smith, Bruce Marriott, Stefan & Helen Kay, Siobhan Redmond, Bill Stephens, Alice Mahar, Tim Joss, Jeremy Howard (MediClub) and Anonymous.

Choreographer/Performer: Rosie Kay
Producer: James Preston
Lighting Designer: Mike Gunning
Sound Designer: Simon Preston
Technical Stage Manager: Chris Heigham

Videos from Rosie’s lockdown residency, May 2020

As part of the triple bill Rosie has been creating a new solo during the 2020 lockdown.