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OUR MISSION IS

TO CREATE STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL DANCE EXPERIENCES THAT CONNECT US ALL THROUGH STORIES THAT MATTER

Our mission drives us to enrich peoples lives through dance. 

 

We do this by producing compelling dance productions on stage and screen, collaborating on projects of the highest artistic standard and delivering inspiring participation opportunities.

Our interest in the world motivates us to bring together creative and diverse teams who widen our work's perspective, who passionately give voice to the underrepresented, and who nurture communities, cultivate young talent and connect to our audience.

 

Most importantly we do it all with joy. After all, isn't that what dance is about?

Founded in 2014 by James Cousins and Producer Francesca Moseley, James Cousins Company has been on 4 extensive UK tours as well as numerous international tours in Europe, South America and Asia. In 2016 our film Within Her Eyes was added to the GCSE Dance syllabus in England and in 2019 the company was nominated for Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards.

DANCE

GOES DEEPER

 
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SEE YOUR WORLD IN NEW LIGHT

Be it commercial, choreographic or educational we can create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

 

 
 

JAMES COUSINS

CHOREOGRAPHER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

James has been recognised by Time Out magazine as one of the future faces of dance, called ‘a rising star’ by The Independent and described by Matthew Bourne as ‘one of the UK’s most promising choreographic talents’.

 

In 2012, he was the winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award, selected by Matthew Bourne for his ‘refreshing desire to entertain’. The award culminated in a sold out performance at Sadler’s Wells, London, where his work was critically acclaimed as ‘outstanding’, ‘visually breath-taking’ and ‘spellbindingly beautiful’.

 

As a freelance choreographer James has been commissioned to create work for companies around the world including National Ballet of Chile, Oper Graz, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Scottish Ballet. He has also worked with across a range of genres and mediums with artists including Anne-Marie, Nadav Kander, Zena Holloway and Beatrice Gibson. He is associate choreographer to Arlene Phillips and in 2020 will be associate director to Nicholas Hytner on the new production of La Belle Sauvage.

 

As a dancer James perfomed in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake on two international tours including a four-week run at the New York City Centre, and also appeared in the 3D film version of the show. He has also performed internationally including tours with Marc Brew Company, Yorke Dance Project and also appeared in Joe Wright's 2012 film Anna Karenina staring Keira Knightley choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaou. 

 

THE TEAM

HANNAH GIBBS

COMPANY MANAGER

SARAH GREENER

PARTICIPATION MANAGER

SARAH GREENER

PARTICIPATION MANAGER

THE BOARD

FRED GOETZEN

DAWN PRENTICE

GERSON SALDANHA

'ABSORBINGLY EMOTIVE,

TREACLE-SOFT,

INTIMATELY WROUGHT'

 

THE SPECTATOR

THE DANCERS

To meet the dancers click on a production

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James Cousins x Denna Cartamkhob Varla -

We also have many dancers on our commercial portfolio

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'IT IS SPELL-BINDING STUFF, BEAUTIFULLY PERFORMED'

LONDONDANCE

 
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'COUSINS'S CHOREOGRAPHY IS A WHIRLWIND OF DEMANDS ON HIS DANCERS AND THEY RESPOND WITH GRACE, ENERGY, PRECISION AND PROWESS'

 

THE HERALD

DENNA CARTAMKHOB

DIRECTOR

VARLA

INSOOK CHOI

COSTUME DESIGN

ROSALIND

LOU COPE

DRAMATURG

EPILOGUES

LEE CURRAN

LIGHTING DESIGN

EVERYTHING & NOTHING | WITHIN HER EYES | ROSALIND

 

MATT DAVIS

COMPOSER

IN BETWEEN US IS ME

COLLIN FALCONER

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN

EVERYTHING & NOTHING | WITHIN HER EYES

 

GUY HOARE

LIGHTING DESIGN

WITHOUT STARS

 

JOE HORNSBY

SET DESIGN

ROSALIND

 

HEJIN JANG

DRAMATURG

ROSALIND

BETINA JOHN

COSTUME DESIGN

EVERYTHING & NOTHING

MORGAN LARGE

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN

WITHOUT STARS

 

SABRINA MAHFOUZ

POET

ROSALIND | THE SECRET OF HAVING IT ALL

SEYMOUR MILTON

COMPOSER AND SOUND DESIGN

EVERYTHING & NOTHING | WITHIN HER EYES | WITHOUT STARS | ROSALIND

 

SCRATCH

FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY

WITHIN HER EYES (FILM)

GIULIA SCRIMIERI

COSTUME DESIGN

EPILOGUES

JACKIE SHEMESH

LIGHTING DESIGN

EPILOGUES

TORBEN LARS SYLVEST

COMPOSER

THE SECRET OF HAVING IT ALL | EPILOGUES

 

CREATIVES

CLICK ON A NAME TO FIND OUT MORE

 

 

 
 

James Cousins Company delivers bespoke choreography to meet any need.

 

NEW CREATIONS

James has created new work on companies around the world including Scottish Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders and National Ballet of Chile.

 

James has also undertaken creative projects and created works on students at universities including London Contemporary Dance School, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, and Zurich University of the Arts.

 

If you would like more information about commissioning a new work or reviving existing rep please contact Hannah Gibbs

 

hannah@jamescousinscompany.com

 

BESPOKE PROJECTS

James has worked on a range of film projects, choreographed music videos for artists includng
Anne-Marie and movement directed for photographer Nadav Kander.

 

We offer carefully crafted, bespoke choreography featuring world class performers for music videos, corporate events, adverts and more.

 

"SIMPLY ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING PIECES OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE

I HAVE EVER SEEN"

 

LONDONDANCE ON WITHIN HER EYES

 

For bookings & enquiries please contact

Hannah Gibbs, Company Manager

 

hannah@jamescousinscompany.com

For education & workshops please contact

Sarah Greener, Participation Manager

 

sarah@jamescousinscompany.com

 

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PROMOTERS

Technical and touring information for all our productions

TEACHERS

Information about our workshops and resources on Within Her Eyes

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JAMES COUSINS COMPANY IS A COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE IN ENGLAND AND WALES. NUMBER 8880310