Award winning choreographer and 2019 Chicago Dancemakers Lab Awardee, Nejla Yatkin, returns home to Chicago, bringing
her signature process of building site-specific dances with local participants to Chicago’s North Pond at Lincoln Park. German-born choreographer Nejla Yatkin will create a site-specific, promenade-style interactive dance performance that moves the audience along the North Pond starting in front of the Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. Local dance participants will guide the audience in an interactive and participatory movement practice inspired by geometrical patterns and forms found in nature. Yatkin invites her audience into a place and time, exposing and exploring it, and then activating it through movement. For Moving Nature Dreams, Yatkin will also create a solo inspired by Loie Fuller’s work with costume courtesy of the Chicago Moving Dance Company. Yatkin spend the summer engaging pedestrian and trained dancers alike in dance and movement meditation workshops designed to heighten the senses through observation, heuristic conversation, dancing and moving with nature.