Rosie Kay Dance Company’s ‘5 SOLDIERS’ to be broadcast on Forces TV on 23 December 2018

Ahead of its forthcoming UK and international tour, Rosie Kay Dance Company’s critically acclaimed 5 SOLDIERS: The Body is the Frontline will be broadcast on Forces TV on 23 December 2018 (8pm).

This will be the first time the show has been made available to viewers on TV and will be available on Freeview + You View, Freesat, Sky and Virgin in the UK, as well as part of BFBS TV for HM Forces serving worldwide.

The film shows 5 SOLDIERS as it was live-streamed from a Central London Army drill hall in association with The Army last year – a broadcast commissioned by The Space and BBC Arts that reached 70,000 viewers.

Throughout the performance, the cast of five outstanding dancers show the power struggles between the ranks, the passionate and sometimes rowdy bonds between each other, their vulnerabilities and their fragility, ultimately forming a hugely strong unit that can face a firefight and an unseen enemy together.

The journey is one of physical and psychological transformation, and the sheer effort and brutality of the work leaves audience members, regardless of political standpoint, with respect for what soldiers must go through.

Rosie Kay, choreographer says:

“Working with soldiers over the last ten years has been an incredible and eye-opening experience. Over 8,000 people join the British Army each year yet it’s not a world that many members of the public get to access. Using dance, 5 SOLDIERS has clearly touched a lot of people with the response from soldiers, veterans and audiences being incredibly positive. Although I’ve seen the bonds and deep friendships that Army units develop, soldiers can sacrifice so much of themselves to fulfil their job and their duty. Inspired by my own experience of a career-threatening injury, I wanted to tell this story of how soldiers bodies remain essential on the frontline, and the show digs down into the foundations of their commitment to each other, inner strength and dedication in coping with war and recovery. It’s a story that I hope inspires empathy and a greater understanding of life from a soldier’s perspective.”

For more information on the show, and to book tickets for the tour, please Click Here.

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