Rosie Kay BA (Hons) FRSA, trained at London Contemporary Dance School graduating in 1998 and after a career as a performer formed Rosie Kay Dance Company in 2004.
Kay has created award-winning theatre work that include: MK Ultra (2017); Motel & Double Points: K (2016); Sluts of Possession (2013) in collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum; There is Hope (2012) exploring religion; 5 SOLDIERS – The Body Is The Frontline (2010/11 and 2015/16), based on extensive research with the British Army which toured in the UK and Internationally and Double Points: K (2008) in collaboration with Emio Greco| PC.
Site-specific works include: Haining Dreaming (2013) a Get Scotland Dancing project; The Great Train Dance (2011) on the Severn Valley Railway, a Cultural Olympiad London 2012 commission and Ballet on the Buses (2007) in collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet and Fierce! Festival.
Kay creates installation and dance film, with 5 SOLDIERS- the film, exhibited in The Herbert Gallery’s ‘Caught in the Crossfire- Artists responses to Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation’, Stadtmuseum Dresden, La Médiathèque du Centre National de la Danse, Paris. Feature Film credits include: Choreographer to the Box Office hit Sunshine on Leith (2013), and Brummoves (2014).
Kay has initiated LAB and Scratch training courses for recent graduates cross-arts and continues to teach, lecture and speak on dance, research methods and running an arts business.
Kay was the first Leverhulme Artist in Residence to the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, 2013-2014 and has continued as a Research Associate. She is Associate Artist of DanceXchange, Birmingham.
Awards include Best Dance Company 2015, National Dance Awards,1st Prize Choreography, International Solo Dance Festival Stuttgart, Award from The Queen as ‘Young Achiever of Scotland’, Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists, listed in Debretts and an MCR of St Cross College, Oxford.
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