TWENTY Years Anniversary Programme

Yorke Dance Project celebrates 20 years of performing inspiring dance by past masters and emerging artists from the UK and USA. This celebratory programme features works by world renowned choreographers Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan alongside emerging Los Angeles choreographer Sophia Stoller with a commissioned score by Justin Scheid . Completing the programme is an exciting new work by artistic director Yolande Yorke-Edgell. In addition we are thrilled to have some wonderful guest artists join us for this programme including Jonathan Goddard, Romany Pajdak (Royal Ballet Company), Dane Hurst and Oxana Panchenko (Michael Clark Company). Ben Warbis will be returning to YDP as will last year’s apprentice, Ellie Ferguson, dancing alongside company members Edd Mitton and Freya Jeffs.  Yorke Dance Project is also excited to be working again with lighting designer Zeynep Kepekli.

MacMillan’s Playground is one of the featured works in this anniversary programme, its first restaging since its premiere at the 1979 Edinburgh Festival and performed to music by Gordon Crosse . Costumes and set will be reimagined by Charlotte MacMillan. Also featured is Cohan’s Communion set to music by Nils Frahm and designed by past Cohan collaborator from London Contemporary Dance Theatre,  John B Read.  Completing the programme is a Cohan Collective commission from Stoller and composer Justin Scheid. The final work by Yorke-Edgell reflects her own experience of working with dance legends Richard Alston, Bella Lewtizky and Robert Cohan. With highly acclaimed and athletic dancers performing engaging, thought provoking and enlightening new work, this is a rare evening of exceptional dance.

Anniversary Programme
Tour Dates 2019

31st January & 1st February
Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
Box Office — 01202 203 630

12th February
Theatre Royal Winchester
Box Office — 01962 840 440

1st & 2nd March
Oso Arts Centre, London
Box Office — 020 8876 9885

20th March
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds
Box Office — 0113 220 8008

23rd March
Merlin Theatre, Frome
Box Office — 01373 465949

4th April
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
Box Office — 01295 279 002

6th April
Salisbury Arts Centre
Box Office — 01722 320 333

26th April
Swindon Dance
Box Office — 01793 601700

Anniversary week at Royal Opera House
Clore Studio
Box Office — 0207 304 4000

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 6.30pm

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 6pm
Communion / In Conversation with Robert Cohan and Wayne McGregor

Friday 17 May 2019, 7pm
Playground / Communion / Between and Within / Imprint