Yorke Dance Project makes its Derby debut Déda on Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm

Following performances at The Royal Opera House for Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration


Acclaimed contemporary ballet company, Yorke Dance Project, will give it’s first-ever performance in Derby when it comes to Déda to present its mixed bill, Rewind Forward, on 9 November.


The company’s show comes just after its performances at the Royal Opera House where it joined the five national ballet companies for Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, The Royal Ballet’s marking of the 25th anniversary of the choreographer’s death.


On the bill at both the ROH and Déda is MacMillan’s rarely-seen Sea of Troubles, an intimate work for six dancers created to tour smaller spaces across the UK and get MacMillan’s work to a wider audience. The piece takes as its starting point the death of Hamlet’s father - with the appearance of his father’s ghost, Hamlet’s tormented world becomes a nightmare.


Rewind Forward also includes Robert Cohan’s latest work, Twilight, a new version of 1979’s Songs, Lamentations and Praises danced to music by Vivaldi; Self by Charlotte Edmonds, the first participant of The Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme, is inspired by the famous trio from MacMillan’s Manon and set to a commissioned score for four solo cellos, girl treble and electronica by Donna McKevitt; director Yolande Yorke-Edgell’s Untethered is a work about self-discovery and transformation set to music by the string quartet, Brooklyn Rider.  


Former Rambert dancer Yolande Yorke-Edgell set up Yorke Dance Project in Los Angeles in 1998 where she was performing with the Lewitzky Dance Company. She subsequently returned to the UK and danced with Adam Cooper and Richard Alston Dance Company before re-forming Yorke Dance Project in 2009. The company has won acclaim for presenting new work alongside the choreography of past masters.


Listings information

Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm

Déda, Derby
19 Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU
Box office: 01332 370911 / www.deda.uk.com
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions



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