Yorke Dance Project at ROH

Ydp at the royal opera house

Past Present premieres at
The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
12-14 November 2021

Past Present premieres at The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House,  November 12-14th

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. 

We also welcome new dancers to our family: Pierre Tappon, Luke Ahmet, Nicholas Shikkis and returning to the company, Caroline Lynn.