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Rosie Kay
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  • United Kingdom
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Rosie Kay trained at London Contemporary Dance School and formed Rosie Kay dance Company in 2004.  Since then she has created Asylum, The Wild Party, Double Points: K, Supernova and 5 Soldiers- The Body IS The Frontline for the company as well as dance films The Wild Party and 22.  The company has toured the UK and International Festivals including Dance Umbrella, Edinburgh Festivals, Lichfield Festival, Belfast Festival and the company has had two commissions from the International dance Festival Birmingham. Rosie Kay’s awards include; award by the Queen at Holyrood Place as a young achiever of Scotland (1999), 1st Prize choreography International Dance Solo Festival, Stuttgart (2000), The Bonnie Bird New Choreographer Award (2003), Highlight of the Year by the Sunday herald for The Wild Party (2006), Channel 4 Creative Class (2005), 1st prize International dance Festival Sardinia (2008), Most Outstanding Partnership for Double Points K, Dance Europe (2009).  Rosie Kay is a Rayne Foundation Fellow, which has lead to secondments with Emio Greco| PC, the late film director Anthony Minghella, with Sadler’s Wells Theatre, a period with MP’s in Westminster, and an attachment with the 4th Battalion The Rifles which lead to the work 5 Soldiers which received the Time Out Critics Choice and was featured on Radio 4’s Today Programme.  Rosie is particularly interested in working with mental health having been at Artist in Residence at a secure unit for sectioned adolescents. 5 Soldiers is currently on tour in the UK and Germany throughout Spring 2011, and preparations are being made for the large scale outdoor event on the Severn Valley Railway- The Great Train dance which will involve hundreds of young people, dance leaders and professional dancers from across the West Midlands and was awarded the Inspire mark as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2012.

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