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 delayed by Covid, PAST PRESENT honours the loss of Sir Robert Cohan with his final work created during lockdown & celebrates our heritage with works Martha Graham’s Lamentation and Kenneth MacMillan’s critically acclaimed Sea of Troubles. Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell premieres her new work in response to the loss of Cohan, her great friend and mentor whilst celebrating his legacy. Guest artists perform alongside our dedicated and passionate company dancers who have all emerged more powerful than ever to share this timely programme.

PAST PRESENT speaks to the enduring power of dance to express the triumph of the human spirit over fear, isolation & loss. 

PAST PRESENT is dedicated to the loving memory of Hazel Yorke-Edgell (1947–2021), dancer, teacher, proud mother and constant supporter.