Rising star of the British dance scene James Cousins’ latest work is inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most headstrong and independent heroines. 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 take you.
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 receives its world premiere at Seoul Performing Arts Festival.
“Choreography that feels freshly minted…. Cousins in a talent to watch”
“Cousins is a rising star”
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.
As well as an evening performance of Rosalind, the company are going to deliver a special CPD Workshop for teachers and dance leaders on their piece Within Her Eyes. The workshop content has been designed by the company in collaboration with experienced GCSE dance teachers to make clear links to the GCSE specification, however it also aims to be an inspirational session for all dancers and dance leaders.
£25, places are limited
Tuesday 21 March 2017
4pm – 6.30pm
Teachers who attend the CPD workshop on 21 March can book group tickets for £8 (adults usually £14), if you are supporting a group of students your ticket is complimentary. To make a group booking please contact Dion@thebrewhouse.net