Watch ‘Norwegian Wood’-inspired dance performances – 16th – 19th October 2014

British Council Arts Malaysia proudly presents dance performances by James Cousins company in Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 19th of October 2014.

James Cousins company live in Malaysia

The UK-based dancers will perform two dances – ‘Without Stars’ and ‘There We Have Been’ – which are inspired by Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s novel ‘Norwegian Wood’. Here is a synopsis of the book:

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.  Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.  As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.

James Cousins takes the themes of love, loss and friendship from the Japanese story to create emotionally-charged performances.

If you would like to watch the double bill, get your tickets here:

Venue: KuAsh Theatre, Pusat Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun,
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur (Google map)

Evening show: 16th – 18th of October 2014 @ 8.30pm
Afternoon matinee: 18th & 19th of October 2014 @ 3.00pm

RM25 (early bird & students)
RM30 (at the door)
Free seating for all shows.
Please call +603 2723 7983 to book your tickets!

For more details, visit the event page.

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