Created 8-Sep-17
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In 2008, Birmingham based choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre for our Armed Forces. What came of these observations is an award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS: The Body is the Frontline. Sadler's Wells presents the return of 5 SOLDIERS at military drill hall, Yeomanry House, Bloomsbury, as part of a UK tour exclusively to military venues, in a significant new partnership with the British Army now through Saturday 9 September. BroadwayWorld has a look at the dancers below! Deeply realistic, stark and thrilling 5 SOLDIERS offers no moral stance on war. Instead, through Kay's trademark intense physical and athletic dance theatre, it questions what it is that we ask of our soldiers and explores how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century when technology and machinery play a key role in battle. Kay's work looks at the connection between the work of the dancer and the soldier. Both risk injury and face the experience of recovering as part of their jobs.

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