Performer


Homesong is a new piece written, composed and interpreted by Layla Zami.
A spoken words solo with a breeze of saxophone, using a broad emotional range to express a strong sociopolitical message. A diasporic journey from Berlin to Brooklyn, wandering through the tensions, tenderness and temporalities of being and belonging.

Duration: 15-25 min

Layla Zami appears in several performances, including the dance-music-theater piece I Step On Air, conceived, choreographed and danced by Oxana Chi in memory of the poet, activist and scholar May Ayim, also known as the "Afro-German Audre Lorde". Using physical theater, Layla Zami performs poetry by May Ayim, and plays her own musical compositions, alternating between dynamic saxophone tunes, experimental sounds, and soothing melodies on the kalimbas. An entertaining and meditative show, which creates an intimate and liberating universe.

Duration: 35 min

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Performer - Events


Here & Black Festival
Neferet iti

Zwischenraum / Heliodrom Kulturarena des Theater R.A.B., Freiburg
Neferet iti by Oxana Chi featuring Layla Zami (saxophone, ocean drum)

July 13th, 2017
at 7 pm

 

 

M(a)y Sister Festival
Homesong

Flyer HAU Mai2017

HAU (Hebbel am Ufer) Theater, Berlin

May 3rd, 2017
at 8 pm

 

 

Poetry Meets Soul Series
Homesong

Prachtwerk Berlin

April 27th, 2017
at 8 pm

 

 

Womyn Month Special
Homesong

Poster WOW MARCH-2017

WOW (Women One World) Theatre Café – New York

Mar 24th - 25th, 2017
at 8 pm

 

 

Black Herstory Night
Homesong

Flyer Black Herstory Night 2017

Dixon Place Laboratory for Performance, New York
Homesong (USA Premiere!)

Feb 16th, 2017
at 7.30 pm

 

 

Delhi International Queer Theatre & Film Festival (DIQTFF)
I Step On Air

Flyer Queer Theatre Film Festival Delhi 2016

NCUI Auditorium & Convention Centre, New Delhi, India

December 10th, 2016

 

 

In*Vision Festival Brandenburg
I Step On Air

Flyer in-vision.aufbrechen

Nov 25th, 2016
at 8.30 pm

 

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Performance Night
Homesong

Flyer WdK TransFestival

TransFormations – Trans Film Festival Berlin at Werkstatt der Kulturen Theater, Berlin
Homesong (German Premiere!)

Nov 20th, 2016
at 9.30 pm

 

 

Moving Memory International Symposium-Festival
I Step On Air

Flyer MovingMemory cover
 program

Technical University Berlin

Oct 20th, 2016
at 7 pm

 

 

Women Performance Series
I Step On Air

Plakat Sonntagsclub 2016

Frauenfreitag @ Sonntagsclub, Berlin

May 25th, 2016

 

 

Festival BAAD! ASS WOMEN
I Step On Air

Flyer baad
Flyer baad
 program

Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, New York

March 26th, 2017
at 8 pm

 

 

Women’s History Month Conference
I Step On Air

Flyer Rutgers Womenconference
 program

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

March 25th, 2016
at 1 pm

 

 

Women's Month
I Step On Air

Flyer Maison d'Art
 program

La Maison d'Art New York

March 19th, 2016
at 6 pm

 

 

Dance Series Fast Forward
Neferet iti

Flyer Dixonplace 2016 fastforward
 program

Neferet iti by Oxana Chi
Dixon Place Theater - New York

March 15th, 2017

 

 

2nd Second Annual Women's Conference "Women & Power"
I Step On Air

Flyer CUNY New York 2016
 program

City University of New York

March 2nd, 2016
at 7 pm

 

 

Split bill with Prof. Dr. Rosamond S. King
I Step On Air

Flyer Dixon
 program

Dixon Place Theater, Laboratory for Performance, New York

Sept 23rd, 2015
at 7.30 pm

 

 

Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA) Festival
Neferet iti

Programbook International Performance Art Festival Solo 2015

Benteng Vastenburg Solo
Neferet iti by Oxana Chi featuring Layla Zami

September 10th – 12th, 2015

 

 

Taipei Fringe Festival
Neferet iti

Flyer Taipei Fringe Festival Rueckseite 2015

Taipei City Youth Development Office Auditorium, Taiwan
Neferet iti by Oxana Chi featuring Layla Zami

Aug 30th and Sept 9th at 7.30pm
Sept 1st and Sept 3rd at 2.40pm

 

 

Festival Dapline!
Neferet iti

Flyer UniversitySettlement NYC 2015

The Performance Project @ University Settlement, New York
Oxana Chi's Neferet iti opens the festival, featuring Layla Zami

July 30th, 2015

 

 

Intersectionality and Feminism Event Series
I Step On Air

Flyer All women department University Mainz

Mainz University, Women Department (AlleFrauenReferat)

April 24th, 2015
at 8 pm