5 Soldiers Dance

5 Soldiers

  • Start date

    Friday 27 May 2016

  • End date

    Saturday 28 May 2016

  • venue

    General Admission

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  • age


  • price

    £13.20 inc bf | £8.80 Concessions

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Rosie Kay Dance Company '5 Soldiers' | Performance takes place at Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen

The five star, award-winning incredible show that you HAVE to see - it will change the way you think about war forever.

“Lust, shock and awe… 5 SOLDIERS is a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world we mostly prefer to ignore” Judith Mackrell in The Guardian, Top 10 Dance of 2015

A moving, dramatic and unique work, based on military field research, exploring how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.

"War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate” ★★★★★ Luke Jennings in The Observer

Choreographer of the hit film Sunshine on Leith, Kay’s trademark style of intense physical and athletic dance theatre has earned five star reviews, a nomination for Best Modern Choreography in the National Dance Awards and topped the Best Dance of 2015 charts in The Observer, The Guardianand The Independent.

“5 Soldiers was an extraordinary experience.  I can't think of anything else I have ever seen that spoke directly to me on a physical level.  I found myself both interpreting the performance mentally and literally feeling it.  The combination was captivating, challenging at times and extremely moving!” Audience Member

“A very moving experience. I wasn’t expecting it to have that sort of effect on me. A clever and evocative representation of combat presented in a medium that I never thought it could be before.” General Sir Nick Parker, former Commander of the British Land Forces

The Friday performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with local military representation. The Saturday performance will be preceded by a short dance work made by local community members in response to 5 SOLDIERS.

Age Guidance 12+ Parental guidance advised, contains some scenes of violence.

Duration: 60 mins (no interval)

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