Coming next week to The Place, a UK-Korean dance collaboration reworks Shakespeare. After the Friday performance there will be an informal chat with the company.
A Shakespearean Heroine. A Modern World.
The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk
Wed 15 – Sat 18 March 2017, 8pm
£18 (£12 concessions) Book Here
Venture deeper into the modern metropolis, where conservative days turn into wonderous nights. Follow the curious and courageous Rosalind as she embarks on a pursuit of enlightenment, fuelled by love and oppression.
400 years on since Shakespeare wrote his iconic play As You Like It, what has changed in society? In this unique production created in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, Cousins asks ‘do women still need to take on stereotypical masculinity in order to find equality in our modern world’?
“Choreography that feels freshly minted…. Cousins is a talent to watch” The Guardian (UK)
Devised & Choreographed By James Cousins
Lighting Design: Lee Curran
Music: Seymour Milton
Costume Design: Insook Choi
Dramaturg: Hejin Jang
Poetry: Sabrina Mahfouz
Voice: Jasmine Blackborow
Created In Collaboration With & Performed By:
Inho Cho, Chihiro Kawasaki, Heejung Kim & Seunghyun Kim
Produced By: Francesca Moseley
Commissioned And Supported By The British Council As Part Of Shakespeare Lives. Co-Commissioned By Arts Council Korea, The Place And Tramway, Glasgow.
Supported By Seoul Dance Center And Seoul Performing Arts Festival
World Premiere: 20 October 2016 At Daehakro Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea