Robert Cohan & DanceWest

Friday 1 June 2018 

Robert Cohan will work with the Bolder not Older company over an intensive weekender contributing towards a piece that the group are working towards – for Friday 6th July opening Hammersmith United Charities 400th celebrations. 

Robert Cohan’s influence on the development of modern dance in Britain has been considerable. Having pioneered the teaching of contemporary dance technique in Britain, he was instrumental in the development of a vast following, not only for the repertory of LCDT in the ‘70s and ‘80s but through his pioneering residencies throughout the country, which laid the groundwork for the many other British companies that have grown up in the last 20 tears. Robert will be supported by founder of the Cohan Collective and Artistic Director Yorke Dance Project - Yolande Yorke–Edgell. 

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Winners Announced - Ignition 2018 Choreographic Commissions!

Wednesday 16 May 2018 

The winners of the 2018 choreographic commissions were announced on Monday 14 May. The awards were presented by The Guardian’s Dance Writer, Judith Mackrell, Dance writer and critic Graham Watts, The Times’ Donald Hutera, dance writer Nicholas Minns and former Rambert Artistic Director Mark Baldwin. Five winners were selected from 390 applications. 

The winners are:

  • Avatâra Ayuso (solo)

  • Jennifer irons (solo)

  • Sam Quy (duet)

  • Kloe Dean (Trio)

  • Cameron McMillan (Quartet)

Five years, five commissions - Ignition Dance Festival 2018

Monday 9th April 2018 


Calling all mid-career choreographers DanceWest needs you. Now in its fifth year, Ignition is west London’s only Dance Festival supported by Arts Council England, the Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Ignition supports community dancers, emerging artists and mid-career choreographers to create new choreography.

The Choreographers platform showcases a vibrant programme from visionary choreographers. The festival is able to offer five commissions to mid-career choreographers with a supportive developmental package. 

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