Tickets & info: 0131 560 1581
_ Dates: 11-26 Aug (not 13, 14, 15, 21, 22)
_ Time: 20.30
_ Duration: 60 mins
_ Venue: Army @ the Fringe
_ Age Suitability: 12+

A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of five men and women serving on the front line. Performed in a real life Army Reserve Centre. ★★★★★ (Scotsman). ★★★★★ (Herald). Nominated for Best Choreography (Modern) in the National Dance Awards. ‘War from a female perspective packs a punch’ ★★★★★(Observer). ‘Lust, shock and awe… 5 Soldiers is a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world we mostly prefer to ignore’ (Guardian, Top 10 Dance of 2015).

Presented by the Athena Contemporary Dance Trust in association with The Army. Originally commissioned by DanceXchange. Funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds, Arts Council England and The Rayne Foundation. Supported by The Army.

★★★★★
“not only keeps us riveted, but helps close the gap of understanding between the armed forces and the general public.”

The Scotsman

★★★★★
“War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate”

The Observer

★★★★
“a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world that we mostly prefer to ignore.”

The Guardian

★★★★★
“Rosie Kay’s five soldiers are dancers, but in-depth background researches have grounded her moves and their delivery in the physicality, camaraderie and mental challenges of army life.”

The Herald