Monday, August 22, 2011

Wallstories by Nejla Y. Yatkin

Venue: Meridian Stage
1932 S. Halsted

Performances (click to purchase):

Thursday, September 01, 2011 10:00 PM

Friday, September 02, 2011 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 03, 2011 5:30 PM


Selected as one of Top 10 Dances of 2009 by the Washington Post Wallstories is inspired by stories of people who lived with the Berlin Wall from both the East and the West perspective.


NY2Dance (New York, NY)

NY2Dance was formed in 2000 by dancer and choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin. NY2Dance is the vehicle for Nejla’s vision to use dance in exploration of the human experience through movement. The company’s mission is to: 1) create works that reflect the complexity of human existence, that tap the essence of what is common within all humanity and to embrace spirituality as a guiding force, a point of communication as well as reflection; 2) to collaborate with other artists from various disciplines from around the world; and 3) to preserve the works of master choreographers. Toward these ends, Nejla is in the process of synthesizing the diverse techniques that she has been exposed to throughout her life into her own style of dance, entitled MOZAIK.

Nejla Y. Yatkin is a 2008 Princess Grace Choreography Fellow (awarded by the Princess Grace Foundation in New York City) and an Artist in Residence at the University of Notre Dame. In her choreography, she explores the beauty as well as complexity of memory, migration, transformation, identity and multiculturalism through movement.

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