Yolande Yorke-Edgell rehearses

8th June 2012

Yorke Dance Project are rehearsing for their new 2012 tour, Words Worth. Each dance in the programme is inspired by words, in the form of songs, letters or text from books.

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. Copyright Sally McKay

Yolande Yorke-Edgell. Copyright Sally McKay

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.

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