Nejla Yatkin’s  A Dance Without A Name

Thursday, June 16, 7pm

Saturday, June 18, 7pm

A Dance Without A Name is an interactive theatrical solo dance drawing on nature, femininity, and the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros. Through storytelling, song, and dance, soloist Nejla Yatkin invites the audience into a participatory investigation of current paradoxes, of place, and the cyclical and entrapping nature of time. This theatrical performance also points to Yatkins own relationship to dance and language of embodying and moving in multiple cultures.

Ticket Info:

*all prices include ticketing fees

General Admission: $30 single performance

Student/Industry: $20 single performance (with promo code INDTIX)

Festival Pass: $100 ($120 value), access to any 4 performances.

Student/Industry Festival Pass: $70 ($80 value), access to any 4 performances (with promo code INDPASS)

Livestream: FREE. Those who are able are encouraged to purchase $5-30 tickets to support artists fees. 

Tickets, information, and livestream details can be found online:


Related Events:

Monday, June 13, 9:45 am – Improvisational Movement Workshop, led by Nejla Yatkin

Inspired by patterns in nature and incorporating ideas from her Co-MISSION performance, A Dance Without A Name, Nejla Yatkin leads an in-person improvisational movement workshop. Open to all levels. Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothes/shoes. We will be moving on a combination of sand and/or grass.

Location: Rainbow Beach (3111 E 77th St, Chicago, IL 60649) meet by the entrance sign.

FREE. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/COMISSIONFEST2022


Nejla Yatkin – 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.