YORKE DANCE PROJECT (UK)
PENNINGTON DANCE GROUP
Pennington Dance Group is pleased to present ROBERT COHAN, former Martha Graham Dance Company dancer & director, and YORKE DANCE PROJECT from the UK, in TWO events on APRIL 11th & 12th, 2015.
Hosted at ARC Pasadena.
1158 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106.
Saturday, April 11th
YORKE DANCE PROJECT & PENNINGTON DANCE GROUP IN CONCERT
Works by Robert Cohan, Yolande Yorke-Edgell, John Pennington, and Tom Tsai
Sunday, April 12th
DAY OF ROBERT COHAN
Master Class with Robert Cohan
Limited space - please pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org
This unique two-hour master class will be led by Robert Cohan with Yolande Yorke-Edgell, Artistic Director of Yorke Dance Project, demonstrating with Cohan giving feedback throughout. The class will consist of a series of Graham based exercises devised by Cohan focusing on the sensation of movement and its origins.
Performance of Cohan's Works
danced by Yorke Dance Project
$30 to attend both master class & performance on Sunday
Special Pricing: $40 to attend all three events.
About Robert Cohan:
“No one has had a greater influence on the development of dance in Britain than Cohan.” - The Last Guru: Robert Cohan’s life in dance, from Martha Graham to London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Paul R. W. Jackson
Robert Cohan was born in New York in 1925, trained at the Martha Graham School and joined the Graham Company in 1946 becoming a soloist and then performing throughout the world as partner to Graham herself. He left in 1957 to begin his career as a choreographer but returned to co-direct the Graham Company in 1962 for its European tour. In 1967, at the invitation of Robin Howard, he became the first Artistic Director of the Contemporary Dance Trust in London and, as such, the founding Artistic Director of The Place, London Contemporary Dance School and London Contemporary Dance Theatre, which he directed and choreographed for the next twenty years. Cohan’s influence on the development of modern dance in Britain is inestimable. He was instrumental in the development of a vast following for the form through his work with LCDT and his pioneering residencies throughout the country, which laid the groundwork for the many later British companies. With LCDT he won the 1975 Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Achievement In Ballet and in 1978 a similar award from the Society of West End Theatre (now the Olivier Awards). He has also been given honorary doctorates from the Universities of Kent, Exeter Middlesex, and Winchester. In 1988 Robert Cohan was awarded a CBE in recognition of his outstanding contribution to dance in the United Kingdom. He was awarded the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2012 National Dance Awards.
“Our dance world was made better, richer and knew greatness because of him” - Clement Crisp