Yorke Dance Project: a Photo Gallery

Yorke Dance Project in Kenneth MacMillan’s Sea of Troubles

Yorke Dance Project is a contemporary ballet company of 8 dancers under the artistic direction of Yolande Yorke-Edgell, and patronage of choreographer Richard Alston. Now in its 5th season, the company has a repertory that includes vintage pieces by Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan, but is at the same time committed to nurturing and launching new young talent, with names like Charlotte Edmonds and Dane Hurst billed alongside Yorke-Edgell’s own works.

We recently attended a rehearsal at Sadler’s Wells of the company’s latest mixed bill, Rewind Forward. Currently touring the UK (next stops at Pavilion Dance South West and Theatre Royal, Winchester), the programme features MacMillan’s rarely seen Sea of Troubles alongside Edmonds’s own response to a MacMillan classic, Self, which draws upon the central trio in Manon:

All photos: © The Ballet Bag.

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