Yorke Dance Project comes to Leeds to celebrate 20 years of exceptional dance

Yorke Dance Project comes to Leeds to celebrate 20 years of exceptional dance

Yorke Dance Project

TWENTY Years Anniversary Programme

Wednesday 20 March

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds


Contemporary ballet company Yorke Dance Project returns to Leeds next month to celebrate its 20thanniversary with TWENTY. Featuring new dance by Robert Cohan CBE and the first ever restaging of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Playground, the company will be performing at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on 20 March 2019 for one night only.

Yorke Dance Project has attracted increasing acclaim for presenting dance by past masters and emerging artists from both the UK and the USA. For TWENTY, Artistic Director Yolande Yorke-Edgell has curated a celebratory programme which perfectly sums up her company’s philosophy. This first restaging of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Playground since its première by Sadler’s Wells Ballet in 1979will feature guest artist Romany Pajdak, First Artist of The Royal Ballet, music composed by Gordon Crosse, and set and costume designs reimagined by MacMillan’s daughter Charlotte MacMillan.

Communion is the sixth work created for the company by legendary contemporary choreographer Robert Cohan. Mythical and life-enhancing, Communion is set to music by Nils Frahm and designed by Cohan’s former London Contemporary Dance Theatre collaborator John B Read.

Between and Within is a new work by emerging LA-based choreographer Sophia Stoller, with original music by Justin Scheid. Four dancers play out the complex dynamics of a relationship between two people.

Yorke-Edgell’s own work Imprint pays tribute to the three choreographers who have been most important and influential throughout her career as a dancer: Richard Alston, for whom she danced at both Rambert and his own company; Bella Lewitzky, whose LA company she joined in 1994; and Robert Cohan, with whom she has worked so closely over the past few years.

Tickets for TWENTY by Yorke Dance Project at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds are on sale now and can be booked online at theatreleeds.com or by calling the Box Office on 0113 220 8008. Tickets are priced at £15.00.