Scholar – Events

Lecture at FU Berlin

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In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Doris Kolesch and Emma Lo, Dr. Layla Zami gives a talk on the topic of acoustic disruptions as part of the lecture series of the Collaborative Research Center Intervening Arts.

Freie Universität Berlin
Hörsaal A, Henry-Ford-Bau
Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin

July 9, 2024
4-6 pm

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Cinepoetics Workshop

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In the realm of the workshop series Ecologies of Intervention, which investigates how art can intervene into perception modes, Layla Zami presents an input talk together with Doris Kolesch.

Freie Universitaet Berlin

June 19, 2024

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Queer of Color Critique Symposium

Queer Of Color Critique

Layla Zami facilitates a workshop and is a panelist in a symposium on Queer of Color Critique organized by the association xart splitta e.V. in Berlin.

May 24, 2024



Keynote in Belgium

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Layla Zami and Oxana Chi give a lecture-performance as keynote for the conference Recentring Form(s) in and of the Margins: The Politics of Self-Reflexivity organized by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in cooperation with Kaaistudios.

Brussels, Belgium

April 24, 2024

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Dancing Diaspora Symposium

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The Cultural Studies Department at KU Leuven university invites Dr. Layla Zami to present at the symposium "Dancing Diaspora", organized as part of the Contemporary Dance & Dance Studies course, in cooperation with STUK House for Dance, Image & Sound.

Leuven, Belgium/p>

April 18, 2024

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Kunstuniversität Graz

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The Centre for Gender Studies and Diversity at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz invites Layla Zami & Oxana Chi in the realm of the lecture series Aktion(s)kunst with the lecture-performance Killjoy, preceded by a talk on Sonic Interventions.

Theater im Palais
Graz, Austria

December 15, 2023
11 am

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Intervening Arts at ICI

Poster Dynamics of the intrasitive

Zami curates and participates in a session with performative contributions and a panel discussion, as part of the annual conference of the collaborative research centre Intervening Arts (SFB 1512) on "Dynamics of the Intransitive: Undirected Interventions", held in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin.

ICI & Pfefferberg Haus 13
Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin

November 10-11, 2023

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Book Talk

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Dr. Zami is invited to give a book talk at the Barnard College Department of Dance. The session moderated by Professor Paul Scolieri, and co-facilitated with Oxana Chi will also include a performance with movement by Chi and live-music by Zami.

Barnard College / Columbia University
New York City

October 5, 2023



Imagining Future Coexistence

25 Jahre Tanznacht Berlin

The conference imagining future coexistence: dramaturgy & choreography as aesthetic and social practices is organized by FU Berlin in cooperation with Tanznacht Berlin at the Uferstudios. Dr. Layla Zami and Oxana Chi are invited to present and perform at the session on "Challenging Methodologies: Critical Fiction and Ethnography". The session also includes a panel discussion with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kirsten Maar.

Uferstudios Berlin
Studio 1

September 08, 2023
2.30 pm

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Peace Summer School

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Upon invitation by Augsburg University, Oxana Chi and Dr. Layla Zami facilitate a daylong workshop for the Peace Summer School 2023. The summer school is held in the realm of the Augsburger Hohen Friedensfest, a peace celebration held annually in the South of Germany since 1650. The workshop blends theory and practice to reflect upon the intersection of art, transformation, and conflict / peace studies.

Annahof, Augsburg

July 21-23, 2023

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Cultural Diversity in Film and Theater

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Lecture-performance by Oxana Chi and Dr. Layla Zami: I Step On Air / Performing Plural Voices and Decolonial Storytelling for a Diverse Society. The session is part of a seminar sponsored by the Initiative Integration of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, entitled Reflections of Migration and Cultural Diversity in Films and Theatre: Can Cinema and Theatre tell the sideline stories?

For registered participants only

June 30 - July 02, 2023



Keynote at HKW Berlin

HKW Quilombismo

Dr. Zami is invited to hold a collaborative keynote on The Sonic Vernacular: Blackness, Sound and Fugitivity, in a call-and-response format with Prof. David Scott (Columbia University). The audience takes a journey through sonic landscapes of the African diaspora to reflect on their ties to the Black radical tradition. The event is part of the festival and research project O Quilombismo. Of Resisting and Insisting, opened in June 2023 in the realm of Haus der Kulturen der Welt reopening season.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

June 9, 2023

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Upon invitation by Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Dr. Zami will present a paper at the Conference "Translation and the Archive: Performance, Practice, Negotiation". This international and interdisciplinary symposium is devoted to an exploration of the interdependency of archives or repositories of memory and their translation.

Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

June 1, 2023

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Queer Memory


Dr. Layla Zami is invited to participate in a panel on memory and queer culture as part of the event Ausgelöscht. Verloren. Wiederentdeckt. (Erased. Lost. Found.), which commemorates the destruction of the Magnus Hirschfeld Institute in 1933.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 8, 10117 Berlin

May 10, 2023
7 pm

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Jewish Cultural History

Plakat Ringvorlesung

Dr. Layla Zami is invited to give a lecture-performance with Oxana Chi in the realm of a lecture series on "Intervening Arts in Jewish cultural history". The series is organized by the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies in Berlin in cooperation with the CRC 1512 on Intervening Arts.

Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Hörsaal 1A

May 02, 2023
6 pm




Poetics of Activism

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Dr. Layla Zami will be in conversation with artist Nandita Kumar (DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program) about her projects at the intersection of sonic and ecological interventions. The event is organized by the CRC on Intervening Arts in cooperation with Cinepoetics – Center for Advanced Film Studies and ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften. Layla Zami curated the morning sessions (Talk 1 & 2).

February 08, 2023
10 am

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Future Lab

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A listening session and conversation with live sound art, poetry and saxophone. Featuring Romi Morrison (artist and PhD candidate at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC in Los Angeles), Jumoke Adeyanju (poet, sound artist and founder of the Poetry Meets series) and Layla Zami. The event Quiet (as) Intervention is curated by Dr. Zami for the Collaborative Research Center on Intervening Arts (FU Berlin) in cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary.

SAVVY Contemporary

December 04, 2022
7.30 pm

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Minor Cosmopolitan Assembly

Minor Cosmopolitanism Assembly

Centered on the concept and practice of assembly as a gathering of heterogeneous entities, the event brings together a series of academic, artistic, and activist interventions across disciplines, with an attention to the core values ​​of conviviality, geopolitical decentering, and social commitment of the research training group minor cosmopolitanisms. In the session Listening for Black Feminism, Dr. Zami will exchange with Romi Ron Morrison in a call and response structure exploring the conversation as mixtape format.

silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin

November 12, 2022
5 pm

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Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung

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Dr. Zami and Oxana Chi present a collaborative lecture-performance at the symposium on Re-Routing Routines organized jointly by the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (Society for Dance Research) and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) in Frankfurt, Germany.

HfMDK, Frankfurt am Main

November 04-06, 2022

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Keynote Speaker at SOCARE 2022

Valérie John and Layla Zami at Lycée
Victor Anicet, Martinique, 2022

Dr. Layla Zami is delighted to be a keynote speaker at the Society of Caribbean Research (SOCARE) 2022 Symposium dedicated to the topic Whose Voice? Power, Knowledge and Positionality in Caribbean Studies.
The presentation reflects on recent collaborative research on Black Feminist Studies in the Americas and the Caribbean as part of an editorial collective initiated by Conor Tomás Reed, and also including Makeba Lavan, Diarenis Calderón Tartabull, Violeta Orozco Barrera, and Tito Mitjans Alayón. Zami also invited Martinican artist Valérie John to speak and be in conversation about her powerful art as part of the keynote.

October 22, 2022
3 pm

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Memory Studies Association

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Dr. Zami is invited to participate in a roundtable on "Performative Returns" organized by the Memory Studies Association's Performance and Memory Working Group. The scholars will be in conversation with each other and with the audience about questions at the intersection of memory and history, archival pasts and presents, autobiography and ethnography, and research and/as creative practice.

July 11, 2022

9-11am (US Eastern time)
Online via Zoom

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International Symposium

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The Latin American Philosophy of Education Society hosts an international symposium on "Pedagogías Feministas: Movements, Solidarity, and Disobedience for New Worlds". Dr. Zami presents as part of a collaborative presentation with the editorial collective of the upcoming anthology Black Feminist Studies in the Americas and the Caribbean. She shares thoughts on feminist legacies in Martinique and the USA, decolonial archival research and counterhegemonic voices.

June 3 - 4, 2022

In-person at University of Washington and online

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Invited Talk at Freie Universität Berlin

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In the realm of the hybrid symposium on "Undoing Mastery in Science & Practice" organized by the research working group Affective Societies at Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Zami will give an invited virtual talk on her concept of perforMemory.

February 25 & 26, 2022

Refugio Berlin (Conference Room) & Online via Zoom

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Workshop for Black Ourstory Month Berlin

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Upon invitation by EOTO (Each One Teach One) e.V., Layla Zami will co-facilitate a virtual workshop and "safe space" exchange in the realm of the series Black Ourstory Month. The session will focus on the interrelations between antisemitism and anti-Black racism.

Thur, Feb 17 2022
6pm (Central European Time)


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Workshop for art and design students in Martinique

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Together with Oxana Chi, Layla Zami facilitates a writing, methodology and movement workshop at the intersection of research and artistic practice for undergraduate students in space design and graphic design.

Lycée Victor Anicet, School of Digital, Design & Arts, Saint-Pierre, Martinique

January 25, 2022



Conférence dansée

Poster MaisonRouge Psyche

Lecture-Performance by Dr. Layla Zami & Oxana Chi
Including a presentation of Layla Zami's book Contemporary PerforMemory

La Maison Rouge: Maison des Arts.

January 7, 2022

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Invited Talk at Davidson College


Together with Oxana Chi, Layla Zami was an invited guest in the Black German Art & Resistance seminar at Davidson College, in the realm of the All Black Lives Matter series organized by the Black German Heritage & Research Association with funding from the Dean Rusk International Program.

November 9, 2021



DSA Annual Conference

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Layla Zami presents her book Contemporary PerforMemory at the 5th Annual Conference of the Dance Studies Association on “Galvanizing Dance Studies”.

October 16, 2021



Keynote Presenter

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Invited to present a keynote talk at the IN*VISION Seminar Festival, 5th Edition centered on erinnern.intersektional.gestalten (shaping memory intersectionally) held in Brandenburg, Germany.

September 12, 2021

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Fall Forum 2021: Pedagogies of Reparation and Rebuilding

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The Forum will gather members of the Pratt community for two days of discussion aimed at expanding notions of education and equity. Layla Zami, joined by a former student, presents on the topic: Facilitating A Future-Building Pedagogy.

September 24 & 25, 2021

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Reading & Discussion Series

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A Reading & Discussion series on The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic Activity. Facilitated by Layla Zami for The International Human Rights Art Festival. Sponsored by a Humanities NY R&D Grant.
Free & Open to all (via Zoom), registration required.

September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, 2021


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Presenting at NAFSA


The Creative Industry Meeting Interest Group invited me to present my book Contemporary PerforMemory at the International Association of Educators.

June 15, 2021



Presenting at The New School

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Presenting a paper in the panel "Technologies of Memory through the Lens of Performance", as part of the Memory Studies Group at the New School for Social Research's Annual Conference. The topic of the 2021 conference is Suspended Present: Downloading the Past and Gaming the Future in a Time of Pandemic.

The New School, New York

April 21-23, 2021 [online via Zoom]

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Book Launch Event (online)

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A virtual event celebrating the new publication Contemporary PerforMemory, featuring the author Layla Zami, and two guest artists discussed in the book: Oxana Chi and Wan-Chao Chang. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Nadine George-Graves, Chair of Dance at OSU.

Pratt Institute, in partnership with The Ohio State University (OSU) "Community Conversation Series"

Tue March 16, 2021
at 2.15pm (US Eastern time)

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Presenting at the Postmemory Conference

Dr. Layla Zami will be presenting her new book Contemporary PerforMemory at the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on "Postmemory and the Contemporary World"

25 & 26 February 2021

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Podcast in the Diaspora Europa Series

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Curator Shelly Kupferberg talks with choreographer and dancer Oxana Chi and interdisciplinary scholar and artist Dr. Layla Zami in the realm of the Diaspora Europa series at Volksbühne Berlin.

(In German, available from 27.01.2021 onwards)

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Lecture-Performance (online)

Einladungskarte LiWu

In the realm of the exhibition Lila wunder 1920-2020, Oxana Chi & Layla Zami present a lecture-performance dedicated to Claude Cahun. The event will happen online via Zoom due to the current situation.

Queeres Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany

Friday, December 4, 2020
7 pm (Central European Time)

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Open Arts LES Festival

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A film screening and discussion around the project Dancing Through Gardens
With Oxana Chi & Dr. Layla Zami

Performance Project @ University Settlement (via Zoom and FB live)

October 9, 2020
1 pm (Eastern Time)

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Invited Speaker at MMC

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The Department of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College organizes the annual lecture series, Dialogues in Dance to further the promotion and contextualization of dance in our college and the dance community at large. Upon invitation by Prof. Jens R. Giersdorf, Dr. Zami presents a talk entitled "What Does It Mean to PerforMemory?", in conjunction with Oxana Chi's dance performance excerpts Through Gardens.

Marymount Manhattan College

Monday, October 7, 2019
5:30 pm

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Invited Talk in Belgrade

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Dr. Layla Zami is an invited speaker at the Ninth International Bet Debora Conference of European Jewish Women Activists, Academics, Artists, Rabbis and Cantors from 13 to 15 September 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. She will present a lecture-performance together with dancer-choreographer Oxana Chi. The performance Killjoy was originally created by Oxana Chi as a commissioned work for Prof. Dr. Lann Hornscheidt, Humboldt-University, Berlin.

Hotel Palace, Belgrade

September 13-15, 2019

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Workshop at Pratt

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Dr. Zami facilitates The Worlds of Words - An Empowerment Workshop for the Pratt Institute 2019 Teach-In organized by the Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Friday, April 12, 2019
10-11.30 am

Pratt Institute



Studies Project at Movement Research

Dr. Zami organizes the Studies Project «Memory Moves» at Movement Research, in cooperation with the Pratt Institute Performance and Performance Studies MFA Program. Presentations and performances given by the students enrolled in Zami’s Performing Memory course, and special guest participants Oxana Chi and Sheldon Raymore.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6-9 pm

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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Lecture-Performance in Washington DC

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Howard University's Department of Theatre and Dance and Djole Arts Association, Inc. present the Nankama African Dance Conference. The conference is a two-day engagement in African and Afro-diasporic performance scholarship and practice, organized by Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola. It will be held at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center and at the historic Ira Aldridge Theatre. Layla Zami and Oxana Chi present a lecture-performance: "To PerforMemory an Afro-European Identity: Memory and Movement in the African Diaspora" including an excerpt of I Step On Air.

Howard University

February 9+10, 2019

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Facilitation for Dance/NYC
Queens College

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Dr. Zami facilitates a group discussion at the Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Conference organized by Dance/NYC and hosted by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Group participants in the discussion facilitated by Layla Zami include Kayla Alperson (Lincoln Center Education), Eveline Chang-Fritsch (Montclair University), Pascal Rioult (Rioult Dance). These breakout conversations will inform a research report currently underway, aiming to serve as an advocacy tool by providing key findings and recommendations for dance makers, presenters, educators, funders, policy makers, and service providers.

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Talk and Film Screening
International Education Week

Poster Dancing Through Gardens Pratt 2018

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Pratt Institute, in collaboration with Pratt Film Cult, presents the documentary Dancing Through Gardens, in presence of the filmmakers Oxana Chi and Layla Zami. As a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies. Dr. Zami will also talk about her current research on dance and memory.

In the realm of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

Pratt Institute, ARC building
395 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn

Light refreshments and snacks provided. Free entrance. Please bring your ID to access the Pratt campus.

November 15th, 2018
7-10 pm

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University of Ghana
African Music Scholarship in the 21st Century

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The International Council for Traditional Music, a Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO presents the Symposium "African Music Scholarship in the 21st Century: Challenges and Directions", hosted by the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana, Legon, August 9th – 12th 2018. Dr. Layla Zami will present a paper on Performing Arts Traditions & Transformations, followed by the live performance I Step On Air with Oxana Chi. Keynote Address by Prof. V. Kofi Agawu (Princeton University).

Efua Sutherland Drama Studio, University of Ghana

Sat, August 11th, 2018
7.45 pm

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Moving Archives

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An academic-artistic event with talks, dance, and poetry on the topic of embodied archives.
Organized by Layla Zami for the Center for Humanities at the City University of New York (Graduate Center), and co-sponsored by Columbia University (IRWGS)

Martin E. Segal Theatre

March 28th, 2018
6.30 - 8.30 pm



Atelier de la Danse N°8 Traversées: carrières, genre, circulations

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International Symposium organized by the University Nice Sophia Antipolis in partnership with the Cannes Dance Festival, France
Presenter "Trajectoires choréobiographiques" followed by an excerpt from Through Gardens by Oxana Chi

December 8th – 10th, 2017

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Jewish Museum, Berlin
Neues Judentum – Allianzen in der postmigrantischen Gesellschaft

Guest Speaker / Panelist in the discussion "New Judaism – Alliances in a postmigration society", moderated by Dr. Alina Gromova

November 16th, 2017

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Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference

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Layla Zami presents a lecture-performance at the 29th Annual Conference organized by the Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement (DISA) in Philadelphia. The talk "Afroeuropean Dance in Time" includes a live dance performance by Oxana Chi and live saxophone by Layla Zami.

Oct 20th & 21st, 2017
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, Philadelphia

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Pre-Performance Talk
Danspace Project NYC

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Layla Zami will facilitate a talk with dancer-choreographer André M. Zachery, Director of the Renegade Performance Group (RPG). The conversation will be followed by Untamed Space, a new interdisciplinary performance about "marooning" in the 21st Century, in the realm of RPG's Afrofuturism Series.

Sept 30th, 2017
at 7 pm

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American Studies Conference
Freie Universität / Humboldt University Berlin

Poster Race Power Privilege

Layla Zami is invited to open the international roundtable "Queer of Color Critique" at the conference Race, Power, and Privilege in Academia, organized jointly by the Kennedy Institute of North American Studies (Freie Universität) and the American Studies Department (Humboldt University).
Featuring special guest Oxana Chi with the live performance Killjoy

Venue: Grimm-Zentrum Auditorium (central lecture hall)

July 27th, 2017
at 4.45 pm



Tampere University, Finland
Sixth Biennial Network Conference on Black Cultures and Identities in Europe

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Presenter "Afropean Moves: Traumatic Memory, Identity and Diasporic Dance"

July 6th - 8th 2017



Osnabrück University, Germany
Antifascism Series

Programm Osnabrueck 2017

Guest Speaker and Film Presentation "Dancing Through Gardens"

June 1st, 2017



Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
Gender Studies Department

Flyer Killjoy Goettingen 2017

Guest Speaker "Wissen Schaffen: Neue Perspektiven zwischen Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft" (New Perspectives on Science-Making between Past, Present and Future)
including a reading on intersectionality from InterdepenDenken and a lecture-performance with Oxana Chi.

May 15th, 2017



Feminist Antifascism Congress
FreiLand, Potsdam, Germany

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Guest Speaker "Transnational Queer Feminism in Germany and Europe from 1920s until Today" Lecture-Performance with Oxana Chi

May 12th, 2017



Auditorium Grimm Center, Humboldt-University, Germany
Das Recht, Rechte zu haben – Transdisziplinärer Workshoptag zu Flucht, Grenzen, Menschen

Flyer Auditorium Grimmzentrum University Humbold Berlin 2017

Transdisciplinary Workshop-Conference on Escape, Borders, Humans, organized by the Technical University's Gender Studies Department
Guest Speaker "Transnational Queer Feminism in Germany and Europe from 1920s until Today"
and Lecture-Performance about Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, with Oxana Chi

February 3rd, 2017



In*Vision Seminar and Festival, Brandenburg

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Lecture-Performance about May Ayim, the Afro-German Audre Lorde. Biographical Presentation followed by the performance I Step On Air, with Oxana Chi

Nov 25th, 2016



Europa-University Viadrina, Germany

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration
Guest Speaker for Dr. Laure Guilbert's seminar on dance and memory.

November 21st, 2016



Technical University, Berlin
Moving Memory International Symposium-Festival

Program Moving Memory

Symposium Co-Chair, Presenter, Performer, Panelist
Lecture "Memory2Go: Diasporic Dance Moves in the 21st century Dynamic Lecture"
Presentation "The Images of Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore"
Panel "The Vocabulary of Memory"

October 20th - 22nd, 2016



Literaturfestival Potsdam

Book Presentation InterdepenDenken on intersectionality

July 5th – 9th, 2016



Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany
MLA International Symposium "Other Europe(s): Migrations, Translations, Transformations"

Program MLA Symposium

Panel Chair and Presenter "Performing Other Europes: Memory, Trauma and Migration in Contemporary Decolonial Dance"

June 25th, 2016



Schlosstheater Rheinsberg (Theater in the Castle)
DAGESH Kunstlab / ELES Foundation Project Launch

Flyer Dagesh Eles Schloss Rheinsberg 2016

Lecture-Performance "Tanz W.Orte / Killjoy" with Oxana Chi

June 9th, 2016



Goldsmith University, London
Archives Matter Conference

Program ArchivesMatter London Conference 2016

Presenter "Moving Archives: embodied memory, diasporic resistance and contemporary dance in the work of Oxana Chi" followed by the live-performance Psyche.

June 3rd, 2016



Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Women' s History Month Conference "Disrupting Power and Privilege to Empower Women"

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Guest Speaker "Dance as Empowerment: Feminist Diasporic Art"

March 25, 2016



City University of New York
2nd Second Annual Women's Conference "Women & Power"

Flyer CUNY New York 2016

Lecture-Performance about May Ayim, "the Afro-German Audre Lorde".

March 2nd, 2016



Mainz University, Germany
AlleFrauen Referat Women of Color Series

Lecture-Performance about May Ayim, the Afro-German Audre Lorde.

April 24th, 2015



Forum Humanum, Neversdorf, Germany
Kolleg Alternative Inszenierungen des Erinnerns: Kunst und Literatur

Memory Congress organized by Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk (ELES Foundation)
Guest Speaker "Tanzkunst als lebendige Erinnerung" (Dance as living memory in the 21st century)

September 1st-3rd, 2014




Event Series Kultursymbiosen (Culture Symbiosis)
Fincan, Berlin

Flyer Fican KulturSymbiosen Nacht und Nebel Festival 2014

Special opening with the Lecture-Performance on May Ayim, the "Afro-German Audre Lorde" followed by I Step On Air, with Oxana Chi

November 1st, 2014



Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
International Symposium "Writing Women’s Lives: Auto/ Biography, Life Narratives, Myths and Historiography"

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Presenter "Dancing Women's Lives. Feminist auto/biographical storytelling in transcultural dance art

April 19th – 20th, 2014



Bielefeld University
Gesellschaft Macht Geschlecht – Gender Action Weeks

Festival Programmheft Asta Uni Bielefeld 2013

Opening the Event Series with the Lecture-Performance: Presentation about May Ayim, the "Afro-German Audre Lorde" followed by I Step On Air, with Oxana Chi

November 9th, 2013



Homestory Deutschland – Schwarze Biografien in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany

Homestory Deutschland Postkarte 2013

Opening the Wandering Exhibition with a Lecture-Performance. Presentation on May Ayim, the "Afro-German Audre Lorde" followed by I Step On Air, with Oxana Chi

March 15th, 2013



Rroma Aether Klub Theater Berlin

Guest Speaker "May Ayim, Weltenbürgerin"
Lecture-Performance: Presentation on May Ayim, the "Afro-German Audre Lorde" followed by I Step On Air, with Oxana Chi

March 1st, 2013