5 SOLDIERS is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.  Choreographer Rosie Kay brings her acclaimed work, currently touring the UK, to Oxford for performances at Wolfson College on 2nd and 3rd of May as part of the Art and Conflict Symposium 2015 with the support of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford and Wolfson College.

A visceral ‘tour de force’ of the senses, 5 SOLDIERS provides an intimate view of the training that prepares our soldiers for the sheer physicality of combat, for the possibility of injury, and the impact conflict has on the bodies and minds of everyone it reaches.  The piece has a powerful physicality, moments of humour and is full of honesty, all inspired by input from serving and former soldiers, and has been endorsed as ‘getting it’ by its military audiences. In movement, the performance weaves a story of physical transformation, helping us to understand what makes a soldier and how the experience of warfare affects those that choose to put their life on the line.

Date:  Saturday 2nd May, 8.00pm (show and post show talk), Sunday 3rd May 4.00pm (show and local groups)

The Saturday show will be followed by a post-show talk with the choreographer and company. The ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink.  On Sunday local groups who are part of the 5 SOLDIERS Community Engagement Programme will perform short pieces before the main show.

Venue:  Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 2UD
Book tickets here or call 0333 577 5700
Accessibility:  Lift access and accessible toilet. A portable induction loop is also available. Please let the box office know about your requirements when you book.
More information about 5 Soldiers and Rosie Kay Dance Company here