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Mata Hari


 

De/Reconstructing Mata Hari

The name Mata Hari evokes many images: exoticism, eroticism, dance, spying,

international relations, nudity, feminism, criminal most of all, the name

evokes confusion and uncertainty. Who was she? What was she? Recently

revealed within previously secret documents, it is now clear that behind all of

the (mis)perceptions there lies a very simple but compelling story. Come and

see how Yatkin draws upon ancient myths, Eastern dance traditions, contemporary

dance, poetry, physical and psychological theories to unravel the mystery.

This work was finalist for 6 Metro DC Dance Awards and and received two

MDCD awards for Best Production and Best Individual Dance as well as the

first prize from he National Press Association for best Photography.

 

De/Reconstructing Mata Hari is co-commissioned by Dance Place in partnership with Miami Dade

College, Cultural Affairs in Miami, the National Performance Network Creation Fund and Center

Stage at Reston as well as in part supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.