Chicago choreographer and dancer Nejla Yatkin creates award winning and critically acclaimed dance works inspired by issues of feminism, identity, memory and history. She brings an incandescent trans-cultural perspective to her creations. Her recent dances have been traveling around the world, empowering and inspiring local communities to re-imagine themselves in public spaces anew, by incorporating an interactive participatory dance practice. She is a past 3Arts Awardee and a Princess Grace Choreography Fellow. Past works have received multiple awards from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and five Metro DC Dance Awards, Top 25 To Watch by Dance Magazine, DC Mayor's Arts Award among many others.
DURING THE LAB YEAR
"About Witches Faunas and Aliens," is a site-specific solo dance with elements of a promenade performance including contemporary dance, ritual, music, energy healing and community participation. The project will explore the constructs of the feminine identity as mythos and manifestation.
To see more, visit www.nejlayatkin.com.
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Video: Wills Glasspiegel, edited by Brandon Calhoun