Dancers are the frontline in this battle; REVIEW.
5 Soldiers PATRICK CENTRE BIRMINGHAM choreographer Rosie Kay's new work 5 Soldiers The Body pulls no punches.
It is a hard-faced look at the people behind the lines whose training morphs them into one body and yet with each one an individual.
Kay's message is clear - we begin on manoeuvres with the troops working as a homogeneous group, indistinguishable as they march around the stage.
But 80 minutes later we have seen these comradesin-arms splinter, form alliances, re-group and face their own agonising loves and losses.
Kay's choreography is strong in physicality with much of the dance replicating the fighting itself, blurring the edges of identity.