5 Soldiers come marching in
PUBLISHED: 21:02 25 May 2011
FOLLOWING an acclaimed UK tour and international premiere, Rosie Kay Dance Company returns with the hard-hitting contemporary dance theatre production 5 Soldiers at Hertford Theatre tomorrow (Thursday) night.
Highly praised by serving and former members of the British Army, 5 Soldiers is a timely, controversial and thought provoking exploration of war in modern times.
Featuring the company’s trademark intense physicality and athleticism, 5 Soldiers is a unique collaboration between award-winning choreographer Rosie Kay, visual artist David Cotterrell and theatre director Walter Meierjohann.
The piece weaves a journey of physical transformation, helping us understand how soldiers are made, the effects of war and the causes and impact of injury.
It was created after an intense period of research where Rosie was attached to the 4th Battalion The Rifles, and David spent time in Helmand Province with the Joint Forces Medical Group.
The production also has an original sound score by Annie Mahtani.
Tickets are £15, and £13 for concessions, available from the Hertford Theatre box office on 01992 531500 or visit the website www.hertfordtheatre.com
For a taster of the show, visit the 5 Soldiers website www.5soldiers.co.uk