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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.

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Thursday 6 April 2017


DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome.


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


Tweets about ROSALIND


Empowering, intense work from @JamesCousinsCo in #ROSALIND – and some timely, uplifting thoughts on gender too @ThePlaceLondon #dance


Truely inspired after watching  ‪@JamesCousinsCo ‪@james_cousins Rosalind. What beautiful choreography, dancers and set


What a commanding performance ‪@JamesCousinsCo ‪@ThePlaceLondon  Provocative and challenging in every way. Thank you! ‪#risktaking ‪#ROSALIND

Arlene Phillips CBE

Wow, ‪@JamesCousinsCo new piece Rosalind is an intense, dynamic, physical wonder. Thoroughly enjoyed  ‪@ThePlaceLondon ‪@franmoseley

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)