“A blazing triple bill at Sadler’s Wells”
“a masterful re-staging of Macmillan’s short ballet”
“an exceptional blend of old and new”
A dynamic contemporary ballet company
This powerful mixed-bill illuminates the ground-breaking work of three icons of contemporary dance; Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Bella Lewitzky.
Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet Isadora, was created in 1981. This original three-act ballet captured the life of San Francisco native, Isadora Duncan. YDP’s Isadora has been reimagined and distils MacMillan’s original into a one-act, chamber work exploring the conflict between Isadora’s search for love and her pioneering mission to change the very nature of the art of dance.
Martha Graham spent her formative years in Santa Barbara, California. She experienced her first dance performance, by the Denishawn Company, in Los Angeles, whom she soon went on to dance with. Graham created her masterpiece Errand into the Maze in 1947, exploring the depths of human fear and sexual power struggles, based on the legends of Ariadne, Theseus and the Minotaur
Lewitzky, whose highly acclaimed company was rooted in Los Angeles, made the boldly sculptural and physically demanding Meta 4 with an original score by Robert Xavier Rodriguez in 1994.
Rounding out the programme, artistic director, Yolande Yorke-Edgell premieres a new work inspired by the power of these three women and the essence of their enduring legacies.
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.
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