"For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write." Friedrich Nietzsche
Oxana Chi presents "Psyche" - Women Month Special
A special event for Women's Month, featuring Afro-German, French-Jewish, Irish-American, Costa Rican and African Mandingue artists. With original dance, live-music, theatre and poetry!
- Psyche by Oxana Chi
From ancestral body memory to Afrofuturism. Searching for the affinities between Psyche and Soul, the dancer dives deeper and deeper into her inner self, to discover her own womanity.
Choreographed & interpreted by Oxana Chi
Music composed by Sylvestre Soleil (Didgeridoo). Costume: Dôres Maués & Mel Simon Brooklyn Clothing Lab.
- Homesong by laYla Zami
A diasporic journey from Berlin to Brooklyn exploring resistance and purple love with spoken words and saxophone.
- Green Beans & Mosquitos: A Recollection by two Women in the Americas, a co-creation by Xio Evans / Marni Rice Experimental Dance Theatre.
Xio Evans, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica (Text & Choreography) & Marni Rice, New York, USA (Text & Accordeon).
Additional music by: Salieu Suso – (Kora) & Ebrima Jassey – (Balafon)
Oxana Chi is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer born in Germany of Eastern Nigerian and Eastern European descent. She performs her own style, blending African, European and Asian movement vocabularies into a very personal Fusion dance language. She recently performed in Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia, France, Singapore and the UK. In NYC, her work has shown at NYU, Dixon Place, LaMaMa, BAAD!, University Settlement, CUNY, among others. Oxana Chi received numerous public and private grants, and was honored as an Ambassador of Peace at DOSHIMA 2016.
“A somewhat delicate presence, she is, nevertheless, a woman writ large, claiming concert dance space for a diverse and teeming world, blessing that space.” Eva Yaa Asantewaa, legendary NYC dance writer
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