Moving Dialogs: Women in the Director's Chair

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Moving Dialogs: Women in the Director’s Chair 
Wednesday, November 2 
Conversation: 6-7:30pm 
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
4th Floor Garland Room
Chicago, IL 60602
FREE: $5.00 Suggested Donation 



Nejla Yatkin: Choreographer, Dancer, and Artistic Director of NY2Dance 

JoAnna Mendl Shaw: Choreographer, Dance Educator, and Artistic Director of The Equus Projects

Keesha Beckford: Choreographer, Dancer, Educator, and Youth Program Manager at Hubbard Street

Yanira Castro: Artist, Choreographer, and Founder of the interdisciplinary collaborative a Canary Torsi



Sandra Kaufmann: Choreographer, Dancer, Educator, and Founding Director of the dance program at Loyola University Chicago


About the Series: Moving Dialogs: "Women in the Director’s Chair" explores the lack of representation of females in positions of leadership and change agency in the United States. Moving Dialogs will address and investigate this phenomenon with a forward thinking, three part discussion series that focuses on women who are reshaping the way we perceive female dance artists, choreographers, and directors.    


Moving Dialogs: Women in the Director’s Chair is funded in part by the Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance. 





Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Hip Hop


Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6630