Yorke Dance Project Celebrates its 20th Anniversary (Photo Gallery)

Yorke Dance Company.

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 dancers had been rehearsing for a programme at Sadler’s Wells that covered MacMillan’s Sea of Troubles alongside Charlotte Edmond’s Self.

This week, the company is celebrating 20 years of its creation by Yorke-Edgell with a set of 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), Yorke Dance Project is at the Clore Studio until this Friday 17 May performing works by Yolande herself (Between and Within), Kenneth MacMillan (Playground), Robert Cohan (Communion) and by LA-based choreographer Sophia Stoller (Imprint). We checked in on the ensemble earlier this month:

All photos: © The Ballet Bag.

 

Her favourite ballets feel like good books – one can see them 1,000 times and they always feel fresh. Linda loves Giselle, all full-length MacMillan plus Song of the Earth, Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, Balanchine’s Serenade and Agon, Ashton’s Scènes de Ballet and Symphonic Variations.

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