James Cousins’ latest work is inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most headstrong and independent heroines: Rosalind. Set in a modern city – conservative by day, wonderland by night – the curious, courageous heroine Rosalind embarks on a journey of self-discovery, fuelled by love and oppression.

The Rosalind of Shakespeare’s play As You Like It is a clever, funny wordsmith. In this unique production, created in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, Cousins takes her passion and eloquence beyond words, to somewhere only movement can go.

James Cousins was the inaugural winner of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreography Award in 2012 and since then he and his company have gone from strength to strength, performing across the globe. Rosalind received its world premiere at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival in Korea.

James Cousins is a former DanceEast Associate Artist and his company last performed at the Jerwood DanceHouse with the critically acclaimed There We Have Been and the world premiere of Without Stars in September 2014.

Click here to read The Guardian interview with James Cousins.

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Photo credit: David Foulkes

Credits: Commissioned and supported by the British Council as part of the Shakespeare Lives programme.
Co commissioned by Arts Council Korea, The Place and Tramway, Glasgow. Supported by Seoul Dance Centre and Seoul Performing Arts Festival.


“Choreography that feels freshly minted… Cousins is a talent to watch”
The Guardian

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