Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live series

  

A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women serving on the front line.

In 2008, British choreographer Rosie Kay joined The 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the National Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. What came of these observations was the award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS.

 

 The show changes perceptions of the soldier in the mind of the general public, allowing soldiers to be seen as humans and individuals, showing the sheer effort and physical work involved, and touching people with a deep understanding and portrayal of the life of a soldier.

 

Performance is 60 minutes followed by a talkback with the creator, Rosie Kay.

 

“Rosie Kay’s vivid, enthralling, authentic look at life in the military…is not to be missed…. so realistic that retired U.S. military men in the audience praised it in a post-show discussion

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

 

“Lust, shock and awe… 5 SOLDIERS is a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world we mostly prefer to ignore”

THE GUARDIAN

 

Watch the 5 Soldiers trailer

 

Check out our FREE 5 Soldiers community events March 14

 

Military, veterans and their families are invited to experience Rosie Kay’s 5 Soldiers, a dance performance described as a thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women serving on the front line.

 

Military or veterans with valid military ID or DD214 may claim up to four tickets at the Mesa Arts Center box office for one performance March 11, 12, 13 or 14, 7:30 p.m. Reservations may be made in person, online or by calling 480-644-6500. ID will be requested upon pickup. Available now, while supplies last.

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