Award-winning choreographer Nejla Yatkin who is a 2022 LinksHall Fellow and a Sybil Shearer Fellow is premiering an intimate one woman show entitled A Dance Without A Name as part of the Festival of New Works on June 16th and 18th at 7PM at Links Hall. (3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618)

The intimate participatory theatrical solo dance draws on ancient symbols of nature, healing and the symbol of the Ouroboros. Through collective song and dance, the solo is an investigation of memory, place and the cyclical and entrapping nature of time. The Dance is also about the lost history and continued relevance of the snake dance, about embodied feminine wisdoms past and present, and about Yatkins own relationship to dance and language. Collaborators include costume designer Katrin Schnabl and Lighting Designer Jacob Snodgrass: For tickets please visit:

Bio for Nejla Yatkin (Performer):
Described by The New York Times as "a magician, telling tales and creating worlds" and "a fierce and supple performer," Chicago-based choreographer Nejla Yatkin travels the globe inspiring empathic connections between people and their environments. She creates solos, choreographs ensemble dances for stages and sites, collaborates on plays and film/video projects, and educates young artists. Nejla hails from Germany; her artistic lineage enfolds European dance-theatre, American Modern Dance, African-American modern dance, and numerous international influences. She is the recipient of awards from the Princess Grace Foundation, the National Performance Network, 3Arts and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, among others.

Katrin Schnabl (Costume Designer)
Katrin Schnabl is a designer whose work is primarily situated in contemporary fashion and performance. Visual attributes expand movement, explore tensions, negative space, flow and patterns, and emotional attributes enhance and sharpen the performer's sense of their role. The name lineamente suggests trailing and defining emphatic vault lines created by underlying motion or tension. With every garment there is a re-negotiation of form, of edge, of outline, of lineament that encourages a shift of perception. Edge emerges as a crucial border where cloth ends and skin begins.

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