Dancers needed for large-scale production in Birmingham

Published: 9 March 2019

Birmingham Hippodrome associate company Rosie Kay Dance is looking for 120 people from the West Midlands to get involved in a large-scale performance.

A key production in the 120th anniversary year of the Hippodrome is 10 SOLDIERS which explores what it is like to be a soldier in today's British Army. To mark its première, 120 SOLDIERS will present an opportunity for people from all backgrounds to create a public performance.

Choreographer Rosie Kay said, “the West Midlands has such strong enthusiasm for dance but to keep this scene fresh and engaging, we need to continually open it up for different communities to get involved.

“I hope to see youth groups, students, parents and local workers getting involved but I also want to see cadets, soldiers, former service people and those with a connection to the Armed Forces.

10 SOLDIERS is all about building a greater understanding between the public and the army, developing connections and trust within a diverse group, working together as a team and cementing friendships. Hopefully, 120 SOLDIERS can give people the opportunity to experience how participating in dance can help us do these things.”

Anyone aged 16 and above can take part regardless of previous dance experience. Those taking part will need to commit to a rehearsal on Sunday 19 May and the performance on Tuesday 21 May. Applications close on Friday 29 March and should be submitted to the Rosie Kay Dance Company web site.

Steve Orme