Conference of the Birds Movement workshop and performance opportunity

Chicago Movement Workshop Intensive with critically acclaimed choreographer Nejla Yatkin.

Join award-winning choreographer and master teacher Nejla Yatkin to explore both intimately and broadly the interaction of people, movement and the environment through this unique workshop and be part of the Conference Of The Birds site specific performances.

Join Nejla to learn to be present in your body, explore yourself in relationship with other bodies and discover movement possibilities through play and movement discoveries. Transform yourself and the space you move through guided movement explorations and structured improvisations.

As a Reiki master Nejla'A™s classes are infused with healing energy. Together she 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. Participants will be invited to be part of the performance in Conference Of The Birds at the end of the workshop. Workshop is free and only open to participants who can commit to all the days. Limited space is available. Please, only sign up if you are available for all dates and participate in the performance in September. Workshop will be held outside at Caracol Gathering space.

Everything in life moves. The human body is designed to move and engage with the environment through movement. Throughout a lifetime of choreographing, teaching, and dancing around the globe, I have learned how beneficial dance is to human development. Dance sharpens the senses, enhances social intelligence, challenges the body and mind and consequently reinvigorates our cognitive, physical and social development. In this workshop we will explore what moves people and how the collective energy inspires people to move.


Workshop: Saturday and Sundays in August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2018 4pm to 7pm

Presentation: Saturday and Sundays September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2018 5pm to7pm


Meeting at Caracol Gathering Space and ending at La Ronda Parakata Gathering Space.


Anyone who wants to experiment with movement, sharpen their senses, learn how to paint in space with the body, learn how to be present with yourself and others and learn about movement improvisation in a public space is welcome to participate.

Details: Reserve your spot by emailing
Workshops are free and only people who can commit the entire time will be invited to participate. Bring a bottle of water and comfortable cloth and shoes you can move in.

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