Company Oxana Chi presents "Neferet iti" at Dixon Place's Fast Forward series
Dixon Place Presents the dance series Fast Forward curated by Sangeeta Yesley. In March, the theme is "Connection". Company Oxana Chi presents "Neferet iti", sharing the evening with Kalamandir Dance Company presenting "one to(o) many colors".
Don't miss this outstanding connection! One night only !
In this dreamlike fusion performance, Oxana Chi embodies the Egyptian Pharaoh ‘‘Nefertiti’’, whose statue lingers on the Berlin’s museum island since 100 years, raising questions of diasporic belonging, cultural colonialism & freedom.
Weaving a rich choreographic tapestry made of West African, Egyptian & European motifs & danced to an atmospheric soundscore by international musicians, this piece invites us to rethink contemporary dance through the lense of Afropean aesthetics. The piece premiered at the Dance(a)Summer12 Festival in Berlin & was shown at the Bielefeld Biennale for Afro-contemporary Dance (DansArt), Taipei Fringe Festival, SIPA Festival (Java) and Performance Project @ University Settlement NY. It features live music by Layla Zami.
A vital production dealing with history in a powerful and playful way
Wendy Sutherland, Associate Professor, Florida University
after the Premiere at Berlin Dance(a)Summer 12 Festival in Berlin
A healing dance therapy!
Madame Michalon, Dance Educator, after the performance at Maison des Arts, Martinique 2014
Choreography, Dance : Oxana Chi
Live-Music : Layla Zami (Saxophone, Ocean drum)
Soundscore : Gilbert Trefzger (oud, e-guitar) & Abdoul Aziz Sinka (percussion)
Costume design : Ghazaleh Haghighat, Modou Diop, Loca Charisma, Oxana Chi
Co-production : li:chi verein, Dance@Summer12 Festival
Oxana Chi is a German-Nigerian choreographer and dancer. Check out her bio
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