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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Robert Cohan CBE

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START DATE 30 March 2015
START TIME 05:00pm

The Grove Dance Theatre (G190), Grove Building, Middlesex University, Hendon campus, NW4 4BT

END DATE 30 March 2015
END TIME 08:00pm

'Thinking Aloud'

Renowned choreographer Professor Robert Cohan CBE, a visiting Professor at Middlesex Univeresity, gives his Inaugural Lecture entitled 'Thinking Aloud'.


17:00 – 17:30 Reception drinks

17:30 – 18:30 Lecture

18:30 – 20:00 Buffet and Drinks, Atrium, Grove Building

To reserve a place, please email Justine Shillingford at

(Update: Please note that this lecture is now fully booked)


Born in New York in 1925, Robert Cohan trained at the Martha Graham School, and began his professional career in dance when he joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1946. He quickly moved to soloist and then performed throughout the world as a partner to Graham herself. He left in 1957 to start his own small group of dancers and started his long career as a choreographer.

Returning to the Graham Company in 1962 for its European tour he soon became a Co-Director of the Company with Bertram Ross. In 1967, at the invitation of Robin Howard, he became the first Artistic Director of the Contemporary Dance Trust in London and as such was the founder Artistic Director of The Place, London Contemporary Dance School and London Contemporary Dance Theatre, which he directed for the next 20 years.

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