ROSIE KAY DANCE COMPANY: ABSOLUTE SOLO II

Wed 19 May 2021 7.30 pm

A triple bill of solos looking backwards and forwards at award-winning Birmingham choreographer Rosie Kay’s personal experience as a female in dance.

21 years on from her first ever solo show Absolute Solo which she performed in the 1999 Edinburgh Festival, and six years since last appearing on stage herself, Kay returns to performing with a triple bill of solos. Her new work, Adult Female Dancer, was created in the 2020 lockdown and explores the deep emotional connection between her life and dance. Now, as an older dancing female, she has something to say about the female body and the experience of being female and being on stage. Part autobiography, part socio-anthropological study, Kay uses ideas of performance, identity, sex and gender to explore her new dancing spirit.

The triple bill also includes an archive film of the international award-winning Patisserie (1999) and Kay’s first public performance of Artemis Clown (originally commissioned by Eliot Smith Dance Company).

Supported by The Commissioning Angels

Phoebus, John Nicholls, Simi Johal, Stella Hall, Ken & Laurie Brown, Marcus Banks, Michael Kopinski, Peter Snook, Nick Addyman, Sir Michael Carleton-Smith. CBE. DL., UHY Hacker Young, Yae Gertrude, Mike Smith, Bruce Marriott, Stefan & Helen Kay, Siobhan Redmond, Bill Stephens, Alice Mahar, Tim Joss, Jeremy Howard (MediClub) and Anonymous.

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Keeping You Safe

Following the recent government announcement outlining the roadmap to re-opening, we want to reassure you of the measures that will be in place when you visit. Full details can be viewed here.

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Your Visit

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If you feel too unwell to attend on the date of your performance, we are happy to offer a credit note for another performance (subject to availability).

 

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