ABF The Soldiers’ Charity supports Rosie Kay Dance Company’s Scottish tour of SOLDIERS: THE BODY IS THE FRONTLINE
Rosie Kay Dance Company, the international award-winning dance theatre company headed by Edinburgh-born artistic director and choreographer Rosie Kay, is bringing its 5 Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline to Scotland from Friday 29 April to Sat 28 May 2016. The tour will see the performance play in a range of arts venues and army barracks including: Tramway (Glasgow), Glencorse Barracks (Penicuik), Macrobert Arts Centre (Stirling), Fort George (Inverness) and Gordon Barracks (Aberdeen).
This Scottish tour has been made possible through funding from Creative Scotland, The Armed Forces Covenant Fund, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and tour partners. Rosie Kay said: “I am delighted to be bringing 5 Soldiers to Scotland, and we have been overwhelmed by the level of support already from all our funders and tour partners. As a dancer who trained and danced in Edinburgh, it means a great deal to be touring in Scotland.“
For this tour, the company includes two new dancers Luke Bradshaw and Reece Causton in addition to existing dancers Duncan Anderson, Shelley Eva Haden and Oliver Russell. The 2016 tour will see the company undertaking training with 51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland.
5 SOLDIERS has an extensive community engagement programme in each area working with local communities, service personnel and their families, young people and veterans which culminates in a community performance prior to the performance on the Saturday night. On the Friday in each of the areas, the dancers will take to the streets/ public spaces to give a 15 minute outdoor taster of the performance. On the Friday night, there is also a post-show Q&A session with Rosie Kay, the cast and a local Commanding Officer.