Contemporary dance / Artistic Director
Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick have been at the forefront of the development of contemporary dance in Ireland throughout their careers as performers, choreographers, teachers and producers.
Robert and Loretta hold BA\'s in Psychology and Urban Studies, respectivly. Their earliest dance training was in Abstract Expressionism with Nancy Hauser and Hanya Holm at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, where they were also taught by then Company members, Ralph Lemon and Steve Koester. Since then they have worked in a variety of contemporary dance styles including Limon, Cunningham, Nikolais and release techniques as well as contact improvisation. Together and separately they have created over 30 original works for Dance Companies and Festivals
In addition to their own choreography, Robert and Loretta have danced in and produced the works of choreographers Blok & Steel (Amsterdam), Dominique Bagouet, Pierre Doussaint and Isabelle Dubouloz, Charles Cre Ange (France), Rui Horta (Portugal), Phillipe Saire (Switzerland), Janet Smith, Royston Muldoon, Scott Clarke (Britain), North American Choreographers, Marta Renzi, Mark Taylor, Sara and Jerry Pearson, Nina Martin, Doris Humphrey, Randy Glynn, Yoshiko Chuma and Art Bridgeman/Myrna Packer.
- Dance Theatre of Ireland