Robert Cohan, 95, Who Exported Contemporary Dance From The US To The UK

Cohan founded an outpost of Martha Graham’s school in London in 1966, and, a couple of years later, The Place. That venture (including the London Contemporary Dance Group) “initially performed pieces from Graham’s and other choreographers’ bodies of work, but Mr. Cohan soon decided that going forward it would offer only works that had been specially created for its dancers. Under this new policy The Place became a hothouse for cultivating local talent, producing important choreographers like Richard Alston, Siobhan Davies, Darshan Singh Buller, Robert North and Aletta Collins.”- The New York Times

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