The Cohan Collective 2016
The Cohan Collective is back again for another year of creative development with more LSC artists taking part. Cohan Collective offers artists a rare opportunity to collaborate, experiment and create. This two-week residency brings together composers, choreographers, dancers and musicians and allows them to explore their working methods in a supportive environment alongside peers and mentors. In 2015; Yorke Dance Project, which is founded and directed by LSC alumni Yolande Yorke-Edgell, worked with choreographer Robert Cohan and composer Eleanor Alberga on the pilot of the project. It offered choreographers Jonathan Goddard, Phil Sanger and Charlotte Edmonds, and composers Rolf Hind, Donna McKevitt and Andy Kyte the opportunity to be mentored through this uniquely supportive project. Professional dancers and recent graduates also gained valuable experience working with a range of artists in an environment of reciprocal learning. Supported by LSC’s validating body, Middlesex University, the Cohan Collective is set to become a well-established platform for emerging artists as it’s reputation grows. This year Robert Cohan and Eleanor Alberga will direct the residency whilst choreographer Kim Brandstrup and composer Gary Carpenter will take on the role of mentors. LSC alumni Michael Naylor will be participating as a choreographer along side other LSC alumni Edd Mitton, Amy Thake and Ben Warbis who are dancers in this year’s workshop.
Photography by Pari Naderi
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