Sisters and Souls. Inspirationen von May Ayim

Upcoming book release at the Hebbel Am Ufer Theater in Berlin - Sat December 19th, 2015 at 6.30pm 

"Sisters and Souls - Inspirationen von May Ayim" edited by Dr. Natasha A. Kelly, is the new voice of the Afro-German feminist movement.
20 years after the groundbreaking "Showing our Colors", contemporary artists and academics of Afropean descent express their relation to May Ayim, icon of the struggle against racism, sexism, "and all -isms that suffocate us". The book release is happening in Berlin famous HAU3.
I am proud to contribute to this anthology with my multilingual creative writing.

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From one island to the other : After USA Premiere in Manhattan, Oxana Chi will perform "Neferet iti" Asian Premiere at Taipei Fringe Festival in Taiwan.
Layla Zami special guest on the saxophone & ocean drum
So happy to be back in Taiwan :)
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I STEP ON AIR on tour. Dance_Music_Word_Performance

2015 Sept 23rd | 7.30pm Dixon Place | New York Manhattan
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Fr. 24 April 2015 @ 8pm > Uni Mainz > StudiHaus
Upon invitation from the Women's Center "AlleFrauen Referat",
Oxana Chi & i will perform our tribute to May Ayim in Mainz.

DURCH GÄRTEN TANZEN . Tanz_Doku_Spielfim von Oxana Chi & Layla Zami (140 Min., D/Indon./Fr.)

FLT*I only FILMPREMIERE : Mo 17. NOV 2014 um 18Uhr im AJZ Bielefeld

FILMPREMIERE : SO 12. OKT. 2014 um 17 UHR in der Filmbühne am Steinplatz 

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* Publication coming up soon : my academic paper presented @ the International Symposium "Writing Women's Lives: Auto/Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and Historiography"
hosted by Yeditepe University and Women's Library, Istanbul, April 19th & 20th 2014. The paper will be later published under the title : "Dancing Women's Lives, Women Living Dance : Feminist auto/biographical storytelling in Oxana Chi's transcultural dance art".

Layla Zami On Tour with Oxana Chi :                                                                                                                                                                                            Istanbul Symposium with professors & artists Ruchika Jason Singh & Joelle Palmieri, April 2014

Interview with Oxana Chi & Layla Zami Magazine "Leben nach Migration", 01.2013. Journalist: Iris Rajanayagam