Youtube premier of the Documentary Where Women Don't Dance
on July 7th at 6pm (CST)
Link to Youtube premier: https://youtu.be/_GNSnofC9ak
Where Women Don’t Dance was filmed during a three country dance tour in Central America as part of the National Performance Network Performing Americas Touring initiative in 2011. The film was documented and edited by Nel Shelby and premiered at the YOFI Film Festival in New York in 2015.
The documentary celebrates one woman’s strength and perseverance in her culture and career as a critically acclaimed and celebrated dancer and choreographer. Choreographer Nejla Yatkin’s family disapproves of her pursuit of a career in dance, a bold departure from custom in her culture. Hers is an inspiring story that translates beyond the personal. In many ways, this documentary is a contribution to a more serious conversation about the ways women face restrictions in full expression near and far. In a time when politicians, business leaders, news outlets and more and more women are openly discussing how to deal with glass ceilings, achieve equal pay for equal work and find balance professionally, spiritually and personally at work and at home, we need to add to the discourse.
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