Nejla Yatkin (NY2Dance)
Title of Work: The Other Witch (Excerpt)
Choreography: Nejla Yatkin
Music: Original Composition: Shamou, Voice of Nejla Yatkin with Chopin
“The Other Witch” has multiple layers behind its conception. First, it is a response to ‘Hexentanz’ but also a departure. Second, throughout the process, reflecting on the witch’s role and why it was making a comeback. For example, the archetype of the witch is represented in Jungian psychology, the collective shadow. But, there is also the shaman, who channeled the collective’s fears and dreams into a song, dance, or ritual, and by doing that takes or diffuses the fears of the collective. Choreographer and dancer Nejla Yatkin moves between representing a witch, channeling the collective shadow, sharing an experience, and exploring otherness.