Special event Past event Sunday, 24 April 2022

Connecting to Cohan with Yorke Dance Project: Screening and Q&A

Join us for this screening of Lockdown Portraits, a project which was created and shot during lockdown

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  • Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Connecting to Cohan with Yorke Dance Project: Screening and Q&A photo

A screening of the atmospheric Lockdown Portraits, which brings together seven solo dance performances, choreographed over Zoom during lockdown by Sir Robert Cohan. Each piece was shot on a location, from a windy, desolate beach and a graffiti-strewn tunnel to the empty stage of the Royal Opera House. Set to music by Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds, these intimate choreographed conversations tell personal yet universal stories of isolation, loss and survival with Cohan harnessing the power of dance to express the triumph of the human spirit.

Director: David Stewart
Choreographer: Sir Robert Cohan
Performers: Jonathan Goddard, Dane Hurst, Freya Jeffs, Abigail Attard Mantalto, Edd Mitton, Romany Pajdak, Laurel Dalley Smith, Yolande Yorke-Edgell
Music: Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds

Commissioned by Yorke Dance Project

Background image: Lockdown Portrait still © Paul Jenkíns