Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nejla Yatkin Returns and She's Looking for Dancers!

Choreographer Nejla Yatkin is teaching a week long workshop at the end of November which will also serve as an audition for dancers who wish to be considered for a February 2010 performance of her work, “Salome’s Daughters.”

Nov 30, 2009 - Dec 4, 2009; Mon - Fri
Tech & Rep: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Nejla claims to draw inspiration from three sources:
-The human body as instrument: “The movement of the human body lies at the core of our existence and it has done so since the birth of humanity, predating even speech as a means of expression.”
-The dances and dancers of the past: She is interested in “resurrecting and re-exploring dance at the roots.”
-Her own diverse heritage and surroundings: a child of Turkish and Egyptian decent, Nejla was born and raised in Germany and currently resides in the United States.

Want to know more about Nejla and her work? Watch the video below and visit her website.

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