ROSALIND (2016 - 2018) - Dance
James Cousins Company
James Cousins' bold reinvention of As You Like It distills Shakespeare's iconic 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, dark & eerie sound design, high energy rock/hip-hop & Turkish & Syrian-influenced 'secular prayer' vocals.
Rosalind premiered at Daehakro Arts Centre, Seoul in October 2016.