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Sir Robert Cohan, modern dance legend, dies aged 95

The choreographer and influential teacher was a pioneer of contemporary dance in the UKTributes have been paid to the choreographer Sir Robert Cohan,

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The choreographer and influential teacher was a pioneer of contemporary dance in the UK

Tributes have been paid to the choreographer Sir Robert Cohan, a pioneer of contemporary dance in Britain, who has died at the age of 95.

A New Yorker who performed with Martha Graham’s dance company, often partnering Graham herself, Cohan moved to London where, in 1967, he became the first artistic director of the venue The Place, as well as the London Contemporary Dance School and the company London Contemporary Dance Theatre. His partnership with the founder of those organisations, Robin Howard, changed the face of dance in the UK and brought growing audiences to bold new explorations of movement that stretched beyond ballet.

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