“It’s as if the dancers essence is being released from within.”


UK Tour 2022

An evening celebrating Sir Robert Cohan’s final work live on stage and on film including a discussion with guest artists on how the work was made and the legacy that remains.

Sir Robert Cohan, co-founder of The Place, created his final work Afternoon Conversations with Dancers almost entirely over Zoom during lockdown. Set to music by Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnolds, these intimate, choreographed conversations tell personal yet universal stories of isolation, loss and survival.

A live performance of the work and a discussion of Cohan’s legacy will be followed by a screening of Lockdown Portraits, a film of seven solos from Afternoon Conversations with Dancers, directed by celebrated filmmaker David Stewart.

Acclaimed dancers from Yorke Dance Project, The Royal Ballet and Martha Graham Dance Company embody Cohan’s unique choreography, movement that speaks to us all.

Pavilion Dance South West

5 March 2022
Guest Speaker: Richard Alston

The Place

8 March 2022
Guest Speaker: Richard Alston and filmmaker David Stewart

Theatre Royal Winchester

22 March 2022
Guest Speaker: Lee Dixon and David Stewart

Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre

25 March 2022
Guest Speaker: Richard Alston

V&A Museum
London SW7 2RL
Various locations

24 April 2022
V&A Pop-Up Performances will be followed by a screening of Lockdown Portraits and Q&A.

The Mill Arts Centre

14 May 2022
Guest Speaker: Richard Alston