Modern Warrior was originally commissioned by DanceXchange and Birmingham Weekender as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham and Birmingham Weekender. The work, a mixed martial arts and contemporary dance performance, tells the story of two tribes – the TRADS who preserve ancient traditions and the MODS who push the form into the future.
With funding from the Arts Council, and the continued support of the Birmingham Hippodrome and DanceXChange, the Chinese Community Centre Birmingham (CCCB) is partnering with Rosie Kay Dance Company to expand the performance in the context of a community that is evolving from its roots in China and adapting to contemporary life in the UK.
The extended performance will be show during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham on 18th February, after which the project will continue to develop into a larger show over the next 2 years. If you like to be involved or to sponsor the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org