James Cousins Company will be hosting the online premiere of a series of short dance films, specially re-choreographed for camera.
The films will include a full-length version of the acclaimed duet Within Her Eyes and new releases The Secret of Having It All and Clothes to Cover. The films will be premiering on the James Cousins Company Facebook page on Wednesdays throughout May.
Within Her Eyes (15m14secs) is a compelling duet, set to a score by Seymour Milton, where the female dancer never touches the floor. It is based on the stage production Within Her Eyes (formally There We Have Been), originally produced by Re:Bourne for the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase. In 2016, James Cousins Company and SCRATCH produced the film with dancers Lisa Welham and Aaron Vickers. The film is now part of the GCSE dance syllabus.
The following Wednesday will feature The Secret of Having It All (2m30secs), delving into our moments of choice and set to a specially created score by Torben Lars Sylvest and spoken word by Sabrina Mahfouz. It follows dancer George Frampton as she fights to understand, it’s not about ending at all but finding a whole other way of being; and beginning again.
Then, on Wednesday 20th May, Clothes to Cover will be screening. Clothes to Cover (2m32secs) sees dancers Amy Hollingsworth and Meshach Henry entwine and connect through layers of clothing. Made in response to poetry by British-Egyptian writer Sabrina Mahfouz (The History of Water in the Middle East) the movement is set to an original composition by GAIKA (Noughts + Crosses).
Each premiere will be launched with an accompanying creative task specifically aimed at GCSE, BTEC and A’ level students, linking with their scheme of work and home learning.
James Cousins Company creates compelling dance productions across a range of scales which inspire and entertain audiences worldwide by transporting them into unique worlds on stage, screen and beyond.
When: 6th – 20th May 2020, on Wednesdays at 10am
Where: Online via Facebook
More info: www.facebook.com/jamescousinscompany