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The Cohan Collective Bournemouth 2018

Yorke Dance Project is excited to announce that the 2018 Cohan Collective residency will take place from 29 July—10 August in Bournemouth in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The two-week residency Read more…


20 Year Anniversary Celebrations begin with Sunday Classes

Yorke dance project is kicking off its 20 year anniversary celebrations by offering a year of Sunday Technique Classes for professional dancers taught by highly distinguished dancers and teachers who have worked with the company. These Read more…


20th Anniversary Season

2018 marks Yorke Dance Project’s 20/10 Anniversary!! Yolande Yorke-Edgell formed Yorke Dance Project in Los Angeles with premiere performances at Occidental College on the 30th and 31st January 1998 with works by Marc Baldwin, Bella Lewitzky, Read more…


The 2017 Cohan Collective Development Week 

Following the successful launch of the Cohan Collective pilot in 2015, last year’s Cohan Collective, hosted by Middlesex University, engaged four choreographers and four composers working with a pool of sixteen dancers and four musicians. The Read more…


Rewind Forward Hits the Road!

Following the premiere of Rewind Forward at The Mill in Banbury last October. followed by two sold-out houses at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler’s Wells in London, YDP’s Rewind Forward is hitting the road! Performances will take place on February 4th Read more…


Dancing Sacred at Winchester Cathedral, 3rd May.

Yorke Dance Project will be performing Dancing Sacred at Winchester Cathedral on 3 May! An enlightening evening of dance with live music and song celebrating the movement of the spirit. This programme includes three works by Read more…


YDP receives PRS Grant!

Donna Mckevitt © Pari Naderi

YDP is happy to announce that we have received a grant from the PRS for Music Foundation in support of the upcoming collaboration between composer Donna Mckevitt and choreographer Charlotte Edmonds. YDP has commissioned a new Read more…


Cohan Collective Pilot

A Great Success! The 2015 pilot programme of the Cohan Collective, created by YDP in collaboration with choreographer, Robert Cohan CBE and composer, Eleanor Alberga and hosted by Middlesex University was a great success! It took Read more…


New Cohan Work

YDP has been honoured to work with the legendary Robert Cohan these past few years. As many of you know, Bob turned 90 this year and there has been a lot of talk about “What Matters”.  To watch Read more…


Figure Ground Tour

After a wonderful premiere of Lingua Franca at the Merlin Theatre, Frome the tour has officially begun! We are now all busy at various schools and colleges creating curtain raisers and providing master classes and workshops Read more…


YDP will be taking part in Transmission, a Performance Symposium

The company is very excited to be involved in Middlesex University’s Performance Symposium on Saturday the 13th December. We will be performing an excerpt Robert Cohan’s new work “Lingua Franca”. This symposium has been designed to bring Read more…


Professional Pathways Participant writes an article for The Wonderful World of Dance

Nickolas Kyprianou joined us again this summer to participate in and observe rehearsals during the making of Robert Cohan’s new work “Lingua Franca”. It was a pleasure to have him with us along with our other Read more…


Robert Cohan honoured in New York

On the 28th May I travelled to New York to be present and part of the Graham Company 2 performance, which, was a gala event to honor Robert Cohan. Paul Jackson and Anne Donnelly had also Read more…


Figure Ground Tickets Now On Sale

We are excited to announce that tickets for Figure Ground are now on sale. More information coming in the New Year! Click HERE to buy tickets


Seeing Sound Event

This weekend the company will be performing some work in progress based on Larry Cuba’s animated film 3/78. We have been experimenting with some ideas over the past few weeks and are excited to see what Read more…


Rehearsing Canciones Del Alma

We are now at the end of our three week rehearsal period of reconstructing “Canciones Del Alma” originally created by Robert Cohan for Canadian dancer Susan Macpherson in the late 70’s. Rehearsals were spread over six Read more…


Congratulations Charlotte Edmonds

On Friday the company held a showing of Causeway Artist in Residence, Charlotte Edmonds work from her three-week residency with YDP. We were honored to have guests including Robert Cohan, Paul Jackson, Sue Booker, Paul Douglas, Read more…


Causeway Young Artist in Residence – Week Two – Robert Cohan Visit

During week two of Charlotte Edmond’s residency, legendary choreographer and mentor Robert Cohan sat in on rehearsal and offered Charlotte his personal feedback. I spoke with Charlotte at the end of the week and here are Read more…


Causeway Young Artist in Residence – Expectations

After her first week of working with the company I asked our Causeway Young Artist in Residence, Charlotte Edmonds, if she had any expectations creating a new work for Yorke Dance Project. Charlotte began by saying Read more…


YDP Launches Figure Ground Project

Work on our upcoming season, Figure Ground has begun! Figure Ground finds the company focusing its artistic vision and educational activities on dance work that is rooted in the visual arts. We will be exploring how human figures in artistic Read more…


YDP takes on Stephen Pelton as Associate Director

In April, YDP hired renowned choreographer and teacher Stephen Pelton as the company’s associate director. Pelton is the artistic director of the London-based Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre, founded in San Francisco in 1993. A highly sought-after Read more…


eBay charity auction is ON

Our fundraising auction to support our Youth Dance Development ptogramme is ON. Already we have had bids for the Lawrence Dallaglio England V Scotland RBS 6 Nations Championship, and tickets to the Champions League Final at Read more…


Swindon youth dance residency

So the residency is almost finished, with the young dancers looking amazing. Yolande has been working with them all week, with Maurizio in yesterday to really work them hard! Final session tomorrow then its curtain up Read more…


Gala Performance SOLD OUT

Our Gala performance to be hosted by Anton Du Beke at Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre on the 15th November is now SOLD OUT. If you haven’t managed to get tickets, there are still seats available for Read more…


Thanks Ian Poulter!

At last year’s fundraiser, Ian Poulter offered a day’s caddying as one of our auction prizes. And here’s the lucky Neddy Yarra on the PGA course with Ian. This year’s fundraiser is a GALA performance of Read more…


Dancing Times Feature

Anton Du Beke’s First Contemporary Dance. September 2012’s Dancing Times features an article about Anton’s new work for Yorke Dance Project. This autumn, Anton Du Beke will create his first work for a contemporary dance company, Read more…


Causeway Foundation Young Composers Competition-Winners annouced

We have the winners – Between them, the winners of this inaugural competition have composed the music for Yorke-Edgell’s new dance work, Noted, based on letters spanning five centuries written by historic or iconic figures. The Read more…


Words Worth in the press

Our latest mention in the media is on the Culture Critic website; Culture Critic. Have you booked your tickets yet? Tickets to the world premiere at Bath University are now available to buy online here: Bath Read more…


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