"an exceptional blend of old and new"
"a masterful re-staging of Macmillan’s short ballet"
"A blazing triple bill at Sadler's Wells"
"Small, unusual, intriguing"
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A dynamic contemporary ballet company
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 Company and celebrated, London-based freelance artists.
ROH Insights: Heritage Matters?
11 May 2020
In this Insight, Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare talks to Robert Cohan, founder of London Contemporary Dance Theatre and first Artistic Director of The Place, about the importance of maintaining heritage works and how their innovation can inspire choreography today. This special event also forms part of Cohan’s 95th birthday celebrations.
14–19 May 2020
The Royal Ballet celebrates its unique heritage through works and choreographers who have shaped the Company’s history. Heritage brings alive the legacy of Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan performed in the intimacy of the Linbury Theatre by the Royal Ballet and guest companies Birmingham Royal Ballet and Yorke Dance Project. The Royal Ballet celebrate the rich British contribution to the international ballet repertory.
Cohan at Work
The Place Theatre
27 May 2020
YDP has created a special evening in celebration of Sir Robert Cohan’s 95th birthday. Audiences will be invited to watch a Cohan technique master class as well as a session of Cohan in rehearsal. Alongside these working sessions, Yorke Dance Project will perform both new and historic Cohan works including Hunter of Angels (1959), Canciones del Alma (1978), Lacrymosa (2015) and Communion (2019).
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