Rosie Kay Dance Company’s acclaimed production 5 Soldiers will be live streamed from a working Army drill hall in central London next month.
The stream of Sadler’s Wells’ presentation of the show has been commissioned by The Space as part of its mission to use digital technology to bring great art to wider audiences. Viewers around the world will be able to experience 5 Soldiers through YouTube, Facebook Live and on the internet with distribution partners including Sadler’s Wells, The British Army and BBC Arts Digital.
5 Soldiers – The Body Is The Frontline arrives in London following an award-winning run at Army@TheFringe – the Army’s first ever Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue. The show is acclaimed for its visceral portrayal of the lives and experiences of a female and four young male soldiers as they undergo training, culminating in deployment in the middle of a brutal conflict.
The stream will also include a post-show discussion where the audience will be able to put questions to a panel including Lt Gen James Bashall CBE, Lt Col Sue Wright former SO1 Arts, choreographer and creator of the show creator Rosie Kay, Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director and Chief Executive Alistair Spalding, and Observer dance critic Luke Jennings.
Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director and Chief Executive, said: “Visceral, thought provoking and compassionate, 5 Soldiers is a fine example of dance’s ability to address society’s complex, nuanced and current themes. I’m delighted that Rosie’s important work will reach an even wider audience through The Space’s commission.”