Yorke Dance Project is a contemporary ballet touring company. Under the artistic direction of Yolande Yorke-Edgell, the company has a repertory that includes vintage pieces (Kenneth MacMillan, Robert Cohan) and that also embraces new talent and young female choreographers. Last time we photographed the troupe, the dancersÂ had been rehearsing for a programme at Sadler’s Wells thatÂ coveredÂ MacMillan’s Sea of TroublesÂ alongside Charlotte Edmond’s Self.
This week, the company is celebrating 20 yearsÂ of its creation byÂ Yorke-Edgell with a set ofÂ performances at the Royal Opera House. Joined by some terrific guest dancers like Jonathan Goddard, Dane Hurst, Romany Pajdak (The Royal Ballet) and Oxana Panchenko (Michael Clark Company),Â Yorke Dance Project is at the Clore Studio until this Friday 17 May performing works byÂ Yolande herself (Between and Within), Kenneth MacMillan (Playground), Robert Cohan (Communion) and by LA-based choreographer Sophia Stoller (Imprint). We checked in onÂ the ensemble earlier this month:All photos: Â© The Ballet Bag.