5 SOLDIERS – The Body is the Frontline is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.
This show 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.
This visceral piece has a powerful physicality, moments of humour and is full of honesty, all inspired by input from serving and former soldiers.
Following Angel Meadow and Romeo & Juliet, we once again take to the city to present a stunning production in an unusual location. This time the Rusholme Army Reserve Centre will be a fitting backdrop for a piece that 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.
★★★★★ An astonishing and thought provoking piece of modern dance theatre, which powerfully explores both the physical and psychological demands of modern warfare on the human body… A truly unique and compelling theatrical experience. – The Good Review
★★★★★ A portrayal of war – tooth, claw and in the raw… A remarkable, hard-hitting, emotional experience. – Remote Goat
This climax is heartbreaking and deeply powerful… 5 SOLDIERS is a powerful study of what it’s like to be a soldier in 2015. – Steve Stratford Reviews
5 Soldiers leaves the audience astonished due to the brilliant and real performance of the five dancers. The medium of dance is a very powerful and very well chosen medium to convey the message, namely how the life of a soldier really is. – Mancunion