Presented by James Cousins Company


Wednesday 29th Mar 2017, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £15 / Concessions Price £13 / Under-25s £8

Rising star of the British dance scene, James Cousins presents his latest work 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.

Read an article in The Guardian with James here and Newbury Weekly News here

  • “Cousins deploys a language of sexual fluidity as his superb dancers bring passion and intimacy to a flirtation with Shakespeare’s heroine”
    The Guardian
  • “Cousins has created a physically demanding, full-throttle, robustly athletic choreography”
    ★★★★ DanceTabs
  • “ and constant change of pace that keep you gripped to the end of this hour-long performance.”
    ★★★★ The Peg

Age guide 12+

Pre-show talk - 7pm | FREE (booking required)

Teacher's Workshop - Mon 27 March, 4pm | £15 (booking required)