James Cousins Company

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Set in a modern city – conservative by day, wonderland by night – the curious, courageous heroine Rosalind (modelled on Shakespeare’s headstrong and independent heroine of As You Like It) embarks on a journey of self-discovery, fuelled by love and oppression.

Created in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, Cousins takes Rosalind’s passion and eloquence beyond words, to somewhere only movement can take you.

“Choreography that feels freshly minted…. Cousins in a talent to watch” THE GUARDIAN


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 Seoul Performing Arts Festival.

“Choreography that feels freshly minted…. Cousins in a talent to watch” The Guardian (UK)

“Cousins is a rising star” The Independent (UK)


Rosalind is 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.