AT THE STANLEY AND AUDREY BURTON COMPANY
Returning to Leeds at the Stanley and Audrey Burton for the first time since 2015, James Cousins Company performs Epilogues their latest production An emotive production made up of three pieces, the company will be presenting matinée and evening performances on 2 May 2019 only.
In an era when women proclaim ‘time’s up’ and misogynists win presidencies, choreographer and Artistic Director James Cousins is increasingly determined to put the stories he feels are important centre stage. Inspired by division and isolation, and looking for connection and resolution, three duets tell the stories of different relationships between lovers, friends, sisters and family.
Given new meaning as part of Epilogues, the acclaimed Within Her Eyes returns to the stage after winning the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase in 2012.
In Between Us Is Me, the first of two new works, is an intimately formal and delicate piece of two men overcoming pressures from their respective cultures. Taking inspiration from Cousins’ own life, it combines with the dancers’ personal stories to explore the moments in life when a quiet look says it all.
A second new work, The Secret of Having It All, explores the relationship between two women dealing with the impending loss of a parent, challenging the stereotype of feuding females perpetuated by the male gaze of the media. The score is by composer Torben Lars Sylvest, and collaborating poet Sabrina Mahfouz incorporates the dancers’ own stories into her accompanying text.
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