2017 preview

In 2017, we look forward to performances of Entangling, Lilith and Unfamiliar Butterfly in the US, the continued re-staging and performances of Forest in Brazil with the newly formed ANIKAYA do Brasil; the creation of new work with Marcel Gbeffa Benin), Dakei Shizuki (Japan), Fragmento Urbano (Brazil), Luciane Ramos (Brazil; street performances with fifty runners and… Read More


“The terror, the wonder, the wildness that seize upon a mind that wants to know, to create, are truly hope shattering. This longing is pain that cannot be avoided in the service of creative art.” -Ghalib (translated by S. Nomanul Haq)

6-month recap

In the past six months, ANIKAYA’s work has expanded exponentially. We have established new relationships in Brazil, Turkey, Mali, Burkina Faso and France. The Deep premiered in São Paulo in February following a two-week residency with twenty performers at the Centro de Referencia da Dança de São Paulo. While in São Paulo, I also gave… Read More

Dancing a Community of Mind

A paper I gave at the International Theater Festival of Kerala, 2013 Movement Theater and Neuroscience – dancing a community of mind by Wendy Jehlen Artistic Director ANIKAYA Dance Theater “Where the hand goes, the eyes follow Where the eyes go, the mind follows Where the mind goes, from there comes emotion Where emotion emerges,… Read More