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It has the power to open our eyes to new ways off thinking. The energy to move us. The possibility to transport us to the edge of our imaginations.
James Cousins Company create high quality, compelling dance productions across a range of scales which inspire and entertain audiences world wide by transporting them into unique worlds on stage, screen and beyond.
The company, set up in 2014 by James and Creative Producer Francesca Moseley, is the vehicle through which James explores new ideas with his team of internationally renowned dancers and collaborators. At the company's heart is a rich a participation and insight programme, driven by James' passion for nurturing and enabling young talent to grow.
Since winning the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award in 2011, James has quickly made his mark on the dance world; recognised by Time Out magazine as one of the future faces of dance and with a string of high profile international commissions already to his name.
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.
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.
James is a Work Place artist at The Place and in summer 2015 he was selected to be a part of Sadler’s Wells’ four year Summer University programme.
Originally from South Wales, Francesca’s interest in the arts started whilst a student at Bryn Hafren Comprehensive school. She went on to complete a degree in Dance and Culture with Professional Training at the University of Surrey and during this time spent a year on placement working for Green Candle Dance Company, Community Dance Wales and Rubicon Dance. Upon graduating in 2006 she started work at The Place Theatre and artist development department in London. For five years she worked on projects including the Place Prize, Choreoroam Europe and the European network Aerowaves.
Since 2012 Francesca has been working as a freelance producer and project manager and has held roles at British Dance Edition, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, The Royal Opera and the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund. She has worked extensively with The Royal Ballet Studio programme, project managing the annual Deloitte Ignite Festival in 2014 and producing Whelan/Watson: Other Stories in 2015. In 2016 she was Project Manager for British Dance Edition in Cardiff and for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Re:Bourne
Francesca has worked with James as creative producer since the New Adventures Choreographer Award showcase at Sadler's Wells in 2012. She became co-director of the company when it officially formed in 2014 and Executive Producer in 2018.
Francesca is also currently Senior Producer at Rambert.
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