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


Jonathan Goddard in Lockdown Portraits

A screening of the atmospheric Seven Portraits, which brings together seven solo dance performances, choreographed over Zoom during lockdown by Sir Robert Cohan.

Each piece was shot on a location, from a windy, desolate beach and a graffiti-strewn tunnel to the empty stage of the Royal Opera House.

Set to music by Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds, these intimate choreographed conversations tell personal yet universal stories of isolation, loss and survival with Cohan harnessing the power of dance to express the triumph of the human spirit.

Director: David Stewart
Choreographer: Sir Robert Cohan
Performers: Jonathan Goddard, Dane Hurst, Freya Jeffs, Abigail Attard Mantalto, Edd Mitton, Romany Pajdak, Laurel Dalley Smith, Yolande Yorke-Edgell
Music: Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds

Lockdown Portraits


Merlin Theatre, Frome

14 October 2023

Dorchester Arts

9 November 2023