★★★★★

“A blazing triple bill at Sadler’s Wells”

The Guardian

★★★★

“Breathtakingly beautiful”

The Observer

“…Beauty, grace and Real Emotion from Yorke Dance Project”

L.A. Times

★★★★

“a masterful re-staging of Macmillan’s short ballet”

Everything Theatre

★★★★

“an exceptional blend of old and new”

The Guardian

A dynamic contemporary ballet company

Upcoming Performances

Connecting to Cohan

with guest speaker Richard Alston

Saturday 14th May 2022
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

On Saturday 14 May the company will be heading to The Mill, Banbury to perform Robert Cohan’s Afternoon Conversations with Dancers with guest speaker Richard Alston talking about Cohan’s legacy.

This will be followed by a screening of Lockdown Portraits.

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The performances will take place across several locations in the V&A museum, timings below:

12.00 – The Sackler Courtyard
12.20 – Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a
12.40 – Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b
13.00 – Paintings, Room 87

14.00 – The Sackler Courtyard
14.20 – Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a
14.40 – Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b
15.00 – Paintings, Room 87

Choreographer: Sir Robert Cohan
Performers: Jonathan Goddard, Freya Jeffs, Edd Mitton, Abigail Attard Mantalto
Music: Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds

Under the artistic direction of Yolande Yorke-Edgell, Yorke Dance Project is a dynamic contemporary ballet company rooted in tradition while dancing our way into the future.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1998 before relocating to the UK in 2009, the hallmark of YDP’s unique programming is our commitment to presenting immaculately re-constructed classics alongside premieres by both established and emerging choreographers. We combine each of our productions with dynamic outreach activities to engage, inform and inspire the public.

The company’s compellingly, athletic dancers at the peak of their creative powers are joined by guest artists from The Royal Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company and celebrated, London-based freelance artists.

What’s Happening

V&A Screening

V&A Screening

lOCKDOWN PORTRAITS Sunday 24th April 2022 V&A MuseumLondon SW7 2RL Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre 4 — 5.30pmFree Event www.vam.ac.uk A screening of the atmospheric Lockdown Portraits, which brings together seven solo dance performances, choreographed...

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V&A Pop-up Performances

V&A Pop-up Performances

CONNECTING TO COHAN Sunday 24th April 2022 V&A MuseumLondon SW7 2RL 12 — 3pmFree Event www.vam.ac.uk Choreographed over Zoom during lockdown by renowned dancer and choreographer Sir Robert Cohan and set to music by Nils Frahm and Ólafur...

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TAlk: Morley College with Charlotte Edmonds

TAlk: Morley College with Charlotte Edmonds

Cameo, a place where influential female and non-binary figures in dance can make meaningful contributions by choreographer Charlotte Edmonds About this event Cameo is an event series hosted by Choreographer and Dance Artist Charlotte Edmonds featuring interviews with...

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National Dance Awards nominations 2022

National Dance Awards nominations 2022

The nominations are in for the 22nd Critics' Circle National Dance Awards and we are absolutely delighted to have received 3 nominations. Our Nominations are: BEST INDEPENDENT COMPANY BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY Robert Cohan for Afternoon Conversations with...

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Spring Newsletter 2022

Spring Newsletter 2022

WHAT’S HAPPENING ACE CRF FUNDING The company are thrilled to announce that we have been successful in our application to Arts Council England for round two of the Cultural Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support!  This generous grant will be used to...

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Phoenix Dance Theatre 40th Birthday Celebration Gala

Phoenix Dance Theatre 40th Birthday Celebration Gala

Phoenix Dance Theatre will perform excerpts from two iconic works from the Company’s illustrious history as well as welcoming a host of special guest performances from celebrated and award-winning artists and dance companies from around the UK. Phoenix dancers will be...

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Ydp at the royal opera house

Ydp at the royal opera house

Past Present premieres at The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House,  November 12-14th PAST PRESENT celebrates the return of life as we emerge from the pandemic: Yorke Dance Project returns to the Royal Opera House with our most important programme to date. Long...

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Screening of Robert Cohan’s films at the Barbican

Screening of Robert Cohan’s films at the Barbican

During lockdown Robert Cohan continued to create his final work for stage, Afternoon Conversations with Dancers. He adapted, as we all did, to working remotely which enabled him to complete the series of eight solos which comprise this new work. With...

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Freya Jeffs in Self by Charlotte Edmonds