The winner of the first New Adventures Choreographer Award, set up by dancer and choreographer Matthew Bourne, has been named as James Cousins. The 22-year-old, who beat 14 other finalists, was praised by judges for his “refreshing desire to entertain”.
The London Contemporary Dance School graduate will receive a £15,000 grant to work on his choreographic skills. He will also be mentored by Bourne and will give a showcase performance of his new work next year.
Cousins, from Newbury in Berkshire, graduated from LCDS in 2010 where he received an award for most promising dance artist.
via BBC News
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