James Cousins - 'Without Stars' and 'There We Have Been'

Performances were held in Kuala Lumpur
16 - 18 October 2014, 8.30pm
18 & 19 October 2014, 3.00pm.

RM25 (early bird & students), RM30 (at the door)

Inspired by Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s dark but beautifully tender novel, Norwegian Wood, James Cousins takes the themes of love, loss and friendship adding his own unique quality to create two rich and powerful dance performances. Without Stars and There We Have Been are two touching and emotionally charged pieces of work with intense folding, wrapping and balancing - one of which the female character never once touches the floor, throughout the almost 20-minute work.

James Cousins Company performed five shows over four days at KuAsh Theatre, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Audiences who experienced the performances were mesmerised by the fluid movements of the dancers, the excellent choreography and the intensely dark but beautiful narrative arc that reflected the journeys of the characters in the novel. After Kuala Lumpur, the Company will travel to Vietnam and Indonesia to continue their South East Asian tour of the show.

About James Cousins 
James Cousins, winner of the inaugural Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreography Award and graduate of London Contemporary Dance School has achieved more than many choreographers manage in a lifetime. Abstract yet utterly accessible, his choreography is dynamic, emotional and clever with a complexity that provokes admiration rather than confusion. He has created work for the National Ballet of Chile, Scottish Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders amongst others.