James Cousins Company There We Have Been

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

As a performer Cousins toured with Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake before winning the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award in 2011. As a result he presented his first full evening of work at Sadler's Wells in 2012. Cousins has created work on Scottish Ballet, Edge and most recently The National Ballet of Chile.

There We Have Been takes inspiration from the troubled relationships portrayed in Murakami's bestselling novel, Norwegian Wood. Focusing on the first half of the story and the development of relationships between the novel's protagonist and his late best friend's girlfriend, Cousins presents a daringly intimate glimpse into a secluded world of fragile dependency. This touching and emotionally charged duet sees the two performers intensely folding, wrapping and balancing, with the female character never once touching the floor. Running time: 20mins. Suitability: U

Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event takes place at Venue 82 Zoo Southside, 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER. Box Office: 0131 662 6892