Cohan Collective: Response to COVID-19

In light of the current uncertain circumstances and, after much deliberation, we have unfortunately had to make the decision to postpone the Cohan Collective: Birmingham residency this July. It is now scheduled for 2–14 August 2021. We are grateful to our host partners Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange for their continued support, and look forward to working together next year.

Submissions will now close and reopen for Choreographers and Composers in September 2020 with interviews taking place in November 2020. Dancer applications will open in early 2021, with Auditions expected to take place in May 2021.

We thank everyone who have already submitted an application to the programme for their time and efforts in applying—each applicant has been emailed directly, but in case this hasn’t reached anyone we will hold submissions to date on file and review them as part of the application process this autumn.

If you would like to be notified when submissions reopen, please sign up to our mailing list below or follow the Cohan Collective on social media.

We look forward to receiving applications later this year, and delivering this unique residency programme in 2021.

If you have any queries please contact Kate McStraw, Executive Producer.

Welcome to the cohan collective

The Cohan Collective is an open residency program for the creation of new choreography and music composition.  We are a community that gives time, space and support to develop and inspire artists working in dance and music through investigating the art of collaboration.

The goals of the Cohan Collective are to to further develop artists’ creative skills, to deeply investigate collaborative relationships and to maintain the spirit of Robert Cohan’s artistic legacy.

“I did not learn by myself, I was taught by others, I share and pass it on and say it in my own way.”

Robert Cohan Artistic Director

Take a look at our video from previous Cohan Collective residencies

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