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ROSALIND (2016 - 2018) - Dance
James Cousins' bold reinvention of As You Like It distills Shakespeare's play into a contemporary story that focuses on Rosalind's gender-bending methods of survival, placing her in modern day Seoul, South Korea where the question of women's rights is a relatively new & pressing topic.
Featuring an original text by poet Sabrina Mahfouz as performed by Jasmine Blackborow, the soundtrack moves between extremes of lush ambience, eerie sound design, hi-energy rock/rap & Arab-influenced 'secular prayer' vocals.
Rosalind premiered at Daehakro Arts Centre, Seoul in October 2016.
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