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10. bis 14.08.2015 Dancing Around The World - Berlin  
Berlin Workshop Intensive with Nejla Yatkin What moves Berlin?  
im DOCK 11 Saal2  

Dancing Around The World - Berlin

Dancing Around The World - Berlin

Join Nejla Yatkin to explore both intimately and broadly the interaction of people, movement and the environment through dance, video and sound. Join us to learn to move and play through space and time. The more you have experienced your being in different ways and the more engaged you are with what you experience, the more you have to share with the participant viewer and yourself. Your palette as a mover is rife with possibilities. In this workshop we will explore what moves people and how people move in Berlin. We will create awareness through guided improvisation exercises to experience individual movement qualities, sensations, and dynamics as well as to create an understanding how you relate with other bodies in space and time. Additionally we will create phrases to share with each other. Selected participants will also have the possibility to perform it in various selected sites in the city at the end of the workshop.

Workshop is open to all levels. Musicians are invited to join us to explore the relationship between music and movement.

“Dancing Around the World” is a year long art project that encourages and engages local communities by cultivating interdisciplinary arts and community. The goal is to explore and make people become aware - both intimately and broadly, of the interaction of people, movement and the environment through dance for a year. Throughout this journey we want to understand what moves people, how people move and express themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually in diverse spaces, and to empower people by making them self aware of the impact their movement and body language has upon the social environment and themselves. They will be discovering community based artistic expression by coordinating motion, dance and sound.


Place: EDEN***** Studios, Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin, Studio 150.1. (3rd - 7th August)

August 3,     10-12 h
August 4,     14.30-16.30 h
August 5,     14.30-16.30 h
August 6,     10-12 h
August 7,     10-12 h

Place: DOCK 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin, Saal 2 (10th - 14th August)

August 10,  10-12 h
August 11,  10-12 h
August 12,  10-12 h
August 13,  10-12 h
August 14,  10-12 h

Workshops are 7.- Euro for one session 
or 60.- Euro for entire two week workshop 

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More about the project please visit ny2dance.com and search under projects.


Nejla Y. Yatkin

Choreographer and Dancer Nejla Yatkin is originally from Berlin, Germany with Turkish roots and residing in Chicago. She brings a luminous and transcultural perspective to her work. While her choreography is never literal it nevertheless remains evocative of searing themes that resonate in universal human experience. Her focus is regularly drawn to the role of memory and history in constructing identity, causing conflict, and the possibility of transforming cultural tension into deep, authentic moments of human connection.

Her recent dances have been inspired by stories of events of significant places in the world. Such was the case with: “The Berlin Wall Project or “Oasis: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Middle East but Where Afraid To Dance”, and “Dancing with Cities”, a moving site-specific work that investigates urban sites. The success and power of “Cities” inspired “Dancing Around The World,” which beginning in April 2015 will be traveling to 20 cities throughout the world and returning to the US in 2016.

Since 2000, Ms Yatkin has been choreographing solo works inspired by great female choreographers. To date, she has choreographed five evening-length solo works that have toured nationally and internationally to critical claim. In addition she choreographs for her own project-based company NY2Dance and on other companies such as the Washington Ballet, River North Dance Chicago and the Modern American Dance Company among many others.

She has been the recipient of four Artist Fellowship Awards for her Excellence Choreography from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and a three-time recipient of the Creative Performing Arts grant from the University of Maryland. Other awards include the “Local Dance Commissioning Project” by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, two Creation Funds and two performing Arts Residency tours from the National Performance Network.

For her past creations Ms. Yatkin has received five Metro D.C. Dance Awards, including two times the “Outstanding Individual Performance”, “Best Scenic Design”, “Best Multi- Media Performance” and “Best Overall Production.” In 2005, she was named as one of “Top 25 To Watch” by Dance Magazine and was given the award for “Outstanding

Emerging Artist” by the D.C. Mayor’s Arts Award Committee. Since her Choreography Fellowship Award from the Princess Grace Foundation, she was also awarded a 2009 Special Project grant as well a Princess Grace Works in Process Award to be in residence at the Baryshnikov Art Center in 2015. Since moving to Chicago she has been awarded the 2012 3Arts Award and the Illinois Individual Project grant.

In addition to her commitment to choreography, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with the next generation. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame from 2008 to 2012 and from 2001 to 2008 she was a tenured Professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Maryland. Ms Yatkin is also the subject of the upcoming Documentary “Where Women Don’t Dance” to be release in 2015. For more information on her work visit www.ny2dance.com.

Enki Andrews

Enki is a Multimedia Interactive artist experimenting with physical phenomena to discover how humanity views itself in light of our finite human perceptions and how expanding those reflections enhances our self awareness. An interdisciplinarian since college he studied Physics and Philosophy at Boston University while pursuing his art . Initially inspired by “technology” artists such as Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Chuck Close, and United Visual Artists; Enki began working as a photographer in 2000 then in 2010 started exploring video, time based photographic progressions and interactive media arts. His art pieces have been exhibited at New York Figment, Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) and showcased in collaborative interactive works with Chris Jordan for the Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) and at Monitor Digital Festival. His photography has appeared in the Huffington Post and the Washington City Paper. His art can be viewed at Syncord.com.




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