Enter the exciting world of choreographer James Cousins as he's challenged to create a work in a week.

Watch live as James Cousins (winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer award) creates an exclusive new dance work. With this daily series of live streams Scottish Ballet will give a unique behind-the-scenes insight into the creative process from start to finish. Viewers can watch rehearsals broadcast live each day of the week on NOWNESS' Facebook page at 3.30pm, before getting to view the final creation on Scottish Ballet's Facebook page.


Day 1

Catch up on Day 1 of A Work In A Week as the dancers rehearse with James Cousins for the first time on his new work.


Day 2

Catch up on Day 2 of A Work In A Week, as James builds on a duet between Sophie Martin and Thomas Edwards.


Day 3

Catch up on Day 3 of A Work In A Week, as the work begins to come together and James introduces the all important element of music.


Day 4

Catch up on Day 4 of A Work In A Week, as the second half of the work is created and the base group of dancers work to pull Thomas and Sophie away from each other.


Day 5

Did James and the dancers manage to finish the choreography for the whole Sigur Rós track this week? The group will run sections of the work with music, fine tuning what they've created throughout the week.

Watch Adrift, the final run through, starring Sophie Martin and Thomas Edwards and set to Óveður by Sigur Rós.



James Cousins


Live rehearsals will be streamed for 30 minutes each day with the final creation to be streamed live on Facebook on Saturday 29 April.

Release DateLocation
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 April 2017 (3.15pm daily)facebook.com/nowness
FINAL WORK: Wednesday 3 May 2017 (1pm)facebook.com/scottishballethq

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Interview: James Cousins

"I draw on the people I'm working with, on their movement vocabulary but also on their emotional history and personal narratives."


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