Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., Photo: Javier Luis
 Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., Photo: Javier Luis
Valerie Green Dance Entropy Utopia
Valerie Green Dance Entropy UTOPIA

+ Add An Event

Advertise With Us

Make an impression - place an ad on The Dance Enthusiast. Learn more.

Contribute

Your support helps us cover dance in New York City and beyond! Donate now.

Oxana Chi presents "I Step On Air" at Dixon Place

Oxana Chi presents "I Step On Air" at Dixon Place

Company:

Oxana Chi

Location:

Dixon Place

Dates:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 7:30pm

Tickets:

http://dixonplace.org/performances/i-step-on-air/

Oxana Chi

Dixon Place presents a mind-blowing dance-music-word tribute to Afro-German poet and activist May Ayim. Oxana Chi & Layla Zami take you on a poetic-political journey back to the roots... or into Afropolitan futures? Show (in English) will be followed by a performance from artist/scholar Rosamond S. King.

USA Premiere ! One night only !

Oxana Chi brings May Ayim's memory back to the stage, recalling her love of words and her lifelong struggle. The energetic and graceful choreography draws from Oxana's self-created 'fusion' dance, blending Romani Flamenco, West African and South American dances with contemporary movements and theatrical expressions. She is accompanied on stage by Layla Zami who performs poetry by May Ayim as well as her own compositions alternating between jazzy saxophone airs, experimental sounds, and soothing melodies on Senegalese and Mexican kalimbas. Embedding their own cultural heritage with May Ayim's legacy, the artists use a broad emotional range to express a strong political message. An entertaining and meditative show, which creates an intimate and liberating universe.

“outstanding avant-garde... a must-see for all culture-loving New Yorkers”. African-American poet Sadiq Bey (Berlin/Detroit)

 

Choreography, Dance, Concept : Oxana Chi
Live-Music (saxophone, kalimba, sounds) & Spoken Word : Layla Zami
Text by May Ayim (translated into English by Prof. Marion Kraft & Layla Zami)

Costume design : Oxana Chi & Layla Zami

Co-production : li:chi verein

 

Oxana Chi is a choreographer and dancer of Eastern Nigerian and Eastern European descent. She has been directing her award-winning company based in Berlin since 1991. Currently an artist-in-residency at Arts And Healing Center directed by Marlies Yearby (Tony-award for Rent!).

Get tickets

Read more about the performance

Share Your Audience Review. Your Words Are Valuable to Dance.
Are you going to see this show, or have you seen it? Share "your" review here on The Dance Enthusiast. Your words are valuable. They help artists, educate audiences, and support the dance field in general. There is no need to be a professional critic. Just click through to our Audience Review Section and you will have the option to write free-form, or answer our helpful Enthusiast Review Questionnaire, or if you feel creative, even write a haiku review. So join the conversation.

Share Your Audience Review.


The Dance Enthusiast

+ Add An Event