Following a sold-out preview performance at the Royal Opera House’s Clore Studio earlier this year, Yorke Dance Project’s latest touring programme, Rewind Forward (formerly titled Inspirit) will be touring this Autumn and in Spring 2017. Rewind Forward places revivals of two masterworks from Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan alongside three, stunning world premieres by Robert Cohan, Yolande Yorke-Edgell and Charlotte Edmonds.
A rare reconstruction of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1988 Sea of Troubles is a short work that was created for Dance Advance, an ensemble of former members of the Royal Ballet . In a programme note for the premiere MacMillan explained his inspiration.
“I have taken as a starting point the effect of the death of Hamlet’s father without a literal telling of the play. With the appearance of his father’s ghost, and Hamlet’s realisation of the need for revenge, his tormented world became a nightmare”
Alongside MacMillan’s work is a revival of Robert Cohan’s Nymphaes. Choreographed in 1987, Cohan’s serene duet, set to Debussy’s Clair de Lune. The programme also includes the world premiere of Cohan’s newest duet, Lacrymosa, set to music by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky.
For the second time, the company performs a world premiere by Charlotte Edmonds, currently the Royal Ballet’s Young Choreographer in Residence. With support from the PRS Foundation, YDP commissioned Edmonds and composer Donna Mckevitt to create a new work following their participation in the company’s 2015 Cohan Collective. Self is inspired by the famous trio from MacMillan’s Manon. The programme concludes with the premiere of artistic director Yolande Yorke-Edgell’s Untethered, choreographed for the entire company to music by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.
Touring Dates 2017