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.