A thrilling and humane portrait of army life tells the stories of five men and women serving on the front line. In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion, The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited Great Britain’s Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre for Armed Forces. What came of these observations is this award-winning, five-star work. Deeply realistic, stark and thrilling, 5 Soldiers offers no moral stance on war, but instead questions what it is that we ask of our soldiers. With Kay’s trademark intense physical and athletic dance theatre, 5 Soldiers explores how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.
*Seating for this show is general admission.
Moderator: Ruth Rosenberg, Director of Arts Education and Artist Engagement, Mondavi Center