The Other Witch - Nejla Yatkin

Event Type
Event Description

The Other Witch is a multi-media and multi-lingual dance performance featuring elements of contemporary dance, dance ritual, text, sound, and music. The dance solo is a haunting visual experience that alludes to the untamable aspects of Nature. The piece is inspired by and references Mary Wigman’s 1914 dance piece Hexentanz, but recreates itself anew. The Other Witch will premiere as a virtual solo film in three segments.

Post-show Discussion Schedule:

Friday, October 23 / 6:00 p.m. // conversation with scholar/dramaturge Susan Manning, writer/choreographer Rika Lin, and Nejla Yatkin, moderated by Ellen Chenoweth

Friday, October 30 / 6:00 p.m. // conversation with composer Shamou, scholar/dramaturge Susan Manning, and Nejla Yatkin, moderated by Ellen Chenoweth

Friday, November 6 / 6:00 p.m. // conversation with videographer Enki Andrews and Nejla Yatkin, moderated by Ginger Farley

Donation of $20 to access all three events with Nejla Yatkin + other Dessert events.

Nejla’s residency has been supported by a partnership between Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Performance Response Journal.

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary