Contemporary/Modern Dance with Nejla Yatkin

Event Type
Class/Workshop
Event Description

Nejla Yatkin’s workshop begins with a thorough warm-up focused on strengthening, lengthening, and preparing the body for an investigation of movement possibilities. With a weighted approach, we explore exercises that redirect momentum in and out of the floor and up into the air. This cultivates a sense of ease that allows for an alert dancer, conscious of the body's architecture in off-balance, explosive and suspended three-dimensional situations. We also tackle improvisational problems often using partnered work in dialogue with set phrase work to encourage spatially aware intuitive choice-making. At the base of this class is a joy of movement captured in a final dance that is a complex play of full-bodied potential through space.

Wear dance attire and dance in bare feet.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary

Location

Old Town School

4544 & 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000