8th June 2012
Artistic Director and Choreographer of the company, Yolande Yorke-Edgell will perform a solo inspired by a letter written by Marilyn Monroe in 1961 to her psychiatrist following her being committed to a psychiatric clinic in new York (by another psychiatrist). The letter is very moving and this is conveyed in the choreography. I joined Yolande at Dance Attic Studios to draw her while she rehearsed.
Yolande Yorke-Edgell rehearsing
I am about to begin a life size wire sculpture of Yolande dancing Marilyn. I will show the sculpture on the first night of my show in September after which it will go on tour with the company to be on stage with Yolande Yorke-Edgell while she performs the dance.
In several weeks I am looking forward to returning to draw Yorke Dance Project’s special guest Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke choreographing a dance for the tour, so look out for my drawings of ballroom dancing.