Call for applications for Cohan residency programme

Published: 19 February 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

The Cohan Collective, founded in 2015 by choreographers Sir Robert Cohan and Yolande Yorke-Edgell and composer Eleanor Alberga, is inviting choreographers, composers and dancers to apply for its 2020 artists’ residency programme.

Four choreographers, four composers, four musicians and twelve dancers will be selected to take part in a two-week residency in Birmingham, hosted by Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange. The 2020 course will be run by Cohan and Yorke-Edgell and composer Philip Feeney with mentorship by choreographer Kim Brandstrup and composer Kenneth Hesketh.

The Cohan Collective is a three-year residency, featuring a two-week residency where composers, choreographers and dancers with early-career musicians collaborate in an intense programme, a development week where artists and composers are invited to return to the programme to focus on individual collaborations and a third phase where two of the choreographer-composer teams complete and present a work.

From 17 August, The Cohan Collective relocates to New York in a cultural exchange with the Martha Graham Dance Company who will host a two-week residency. Sir Robert Cohan’s 95th birthday celebrations start on 11 May with a preview of his new work for Yorke Dance Project as part of an Insights evening at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House.

Composers, choreographers and dancers wishing to participate in The Cohan Collective 2020 should apply between 18 February and 30 March 2020.