Cushion Eurasian Society are Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Lee, two artists of mixed European and Asian heritage; English-Irish-Filipinx and Irish-Japanese respectively. The Society was created after their realisation that they were the only people of colour in Cushion Collective, and decided to throw a knowing nod at being a two-strong society, which is always on the lookout for new members.
Cushion Eurasian Society creates accessible performance that explore themes such as heritage, identity, and vulnerability, through the use of humour, physicality, and transformative experiences.
Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Lee first worked together under the direction of David Rosenberg at Glastonbury Festival’s Block9, before becoming Resident Artists at the Roundhouse and founding members of Cushion Collective. They are Carnesky’s Finishing School alumni, and their Cushion Eurasian Society debut showcase was Carnesky’s season-closing, and busiest, CFS Alumni Show at CFS Soho.