We Are As Gods

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Times: 5:00pm or 7:30pm (Doors open 30 mins beforehand for audiences to enjoy Food & Drink and to soak up the atmosphere)

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £26)

Running Time: 2 hours 15 mins (plus after party)

Age Guidance: 12+

This event takes place in person across our building. Two thirds of the performance spaces have step free access. A third of the performance does not have step-free access.

Come together in an explosive celebration of a new world.

Immerse yourself and party with friends in an electric club atmosphere with We Are As Gods, James Cousins Company‘s first large scale immersive experience drawing together James Cousins’ ‘strikingly original’ (The Guardian) choreography with music and sound design by Torben Lars Sylvest (Far From the Norm, Scottish Dance Theatre) and Pär Carlsson (Film4).

Featuring recorded text written by British-Egyptian poet Sabrina Mahfouz; discover a maze of rooms, rooftops and secret stairways throughout our building filled with the UK’s most exciting dance talent. Choose your own path as tender duets and powerful group performances writhe to the heartbeat of London’s nightlife, culminating in a euphoric after-party hosted by acclaimed DJ and Rapper GAIKA in our Grand Hall.

Supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery Community Foundation, The Ragdoll Foundation, the Fidelio Trust, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation, and generously by private supporters.  

Part of our OverCome Season


Choreography James Cousins  

Music and Sound Design Torben Lars Sylvest & Pär Carlsson 

Writer Sabrina Mahfouz 


Lighting Design Lee Curran

Set and Costume Design Jasmine Swan

Associate Choreographer Gareth Mole

Dramaturg Hannes Langolf

Creative Associate Alethia Antonia

Assistant Choreographer George Frampton

Outreach Facilitator Richard Pye

Featuring the final year BA students of London Contemporary Dance School, The Place.

The Elders Company from Katherine Low Settlement.

We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

We are a COVID secure venue and are following guidelines set out by the government to make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.

Mask wearing is required for all adult audience members whilst sat in performance spaces and when moving around our building (unless exempt).

Find out more about our covid-secure measures

We are offering a limited amount of socially distanced performances for most events.

Fewer tickets will be sold for these performances providing more space for audiences to be social distanced.

Socially distanced performances will be highlighted next to the dates when booking.

This event takes place in person. The audience will be moving around the whole of Battersea Arts Centre during the performance. Two thirds of the performance spaces have step free access. A third of the performance does not have step-free access.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information before the performance.


  • This show includes flashing lights.
  • There will be loud music and sounds.
  • May contain scenes some audiences may find disturbing.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.

Further Information


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