I step on Air



I Step on Air

Duration: 35 min
Commissioned by Humboldt University, Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Berlin.

takes the audience through May Ayim's historical engagement as a poet, writer, activist and academic in Germany and her experience as a Black German woman tracing her roots to Ghana. The encounter of circular storytelling, grounded in West African narrative traditions, innovative body language, and atmospheric music results in an entertaining and meditative show, praised by American poet Sadiq Bey as »outstanding avant-garde«.

»A divinely gifted dancer!«
Nilgün Cön, Intercultural Business Coach at International Symposium Writing Womens Life, University Yeditepe, Istanbul, Turkey2014

Idea, Choreography, Dance: Oxana Chi
Music composed & performed by Layla Zami (Saxophone, Kalimba, Sounds)
Text written by poet and activist May Ayim and performed by Dr. Layla Zami
Translation from German to English by Prof. Dr. Marion Kraft, Bielefeld University


Tour History includes:

I Step on Air Flyer 2013 – Berlin & Hamburg 2013

I Step on Air Flyer 2013



Symposium African Music Scholarship in the 21st Century: Challenges and Directions @ Efua Sutherland Drama Studio – University of Ghana, Legon 2018

Flyer International Music Symposium University Ghana



BGHRA International Conference @ University of Toronto, Robert Gill Theatre – Toronto 2018

Flyer BGHRA International Conference 2018




International Symposium Festival Moving Memory @ Technical University – Berlin 2016

Flyer Moving Memory Cover - 2016




International Queer Theatre & Film Festival @ NCUI Auditorium & Conversion Centre – Delhi 2016

Flyer Queer Theatre Film Festival Delhi 2016



International Human Rights Art Festival @ TADA! Youth Theater, Off Broadway – New York 2019




The Brick Theater – New York 2019

Plakat I Sep On Air @ The Brick Theater 2019




The Nankama African Dance Conference @ Howard University Department of Theater & Dance – Washington 2019

Flyer Nankama Conference 2019




THE BETWEEN Symposium @ New York University – New York 2018

Flyer THE BETWEEN Symposium 2018




Festival BAAD! ASS WOMEN @ Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance – New York 2016

Flyer BAAD
Flyer BAAD




Women Herstory Month 2nd Annual Women's Conference @ BMCC Manhattan City University – New York 2016

CUNY Flyer New York 2016



Womens History Month Conference @ Rutgers University Campus Center – Camden/Philadelphia 2016

Flyer Rutgers Women Conference 2016

 Conference Program



Women's History Month @ Gallery La Maison D'Art – New York 2016

Flyer Maison de Arts New York 2016




In*Vision Festival – Brandenburg 2016

Flyer In*Vision Festival Brandenburg - 2016



Women Performance Series Frauenfreitag @ Sonntagsclub – Berlin 2016

Plakat Sonntagsclub 2016




NYC Laboratory for Performance Dixon Place – New York 2015

Flyer Dixon

 Program Dixon Place New York 2015



All women department University Mainz 2015

Flyer All women department University Mainz



International Symposium Writing Womens Life @ University Yeditepe – Istanbul 2014

International Symposium Writing Womens Life Istanbul 2014

 Writing Womens Live – Symposium Program Istanbul 2014 (page 41-42)



Festival Aktionstage University Bielefeld @ Internationales Begegnungszentrum – Bielefeld 2013

Flyer Festival University Bielefeld 2013

 Festival Program (page 6)



Festival Black Basar hosted by Joliba association @ Werkstatt der Kulturen – Berlin 2013

Flyer Black Basar Festival Berlin 2013
(page 7)



Festival & Exibiton Homestory Deutschland @ Westwerk – Hamburg 2013

Postcard Homestory Deutschland Hamburg 2013

 Homestory Deutschland Program Hamburg 2013 (page 2)



Festival Black History Month hosted by Clear Blue Water association @ Südblock – Berlin 2013

Flyer Black History Month 2013



Theater Cafe Poesie – Berlin 2014

Flyer Cafe Theater Poesie Berlin 2014



Festival May Ayim Day hosted by ISD association @ Spreeraum FHXB Museum – Berlin 2014

Flyer May Ayim Day Berlin 2014

 May Ayim Day Program   Berlin 2014



Presentation day Culture Center Naunynritze @ Hoftheater Kreuzberg – Berlin 2014

Flyer Naunynritze Hoffest 2014



Festival Jazzfest Uckermark @ Highs Hexenhaus – Hardenbeck 2014

Flyer Jazzfest Uckermark 2014

 Flyer Outside
 Flyer Inside



Festival Nacht und Nebel @ Cafe Fincan Kultursymbiosen – Berlin 2014

Flyer Cafe Fincan Kultursymbiosen

 Flyer Nacht und Nebel Festival



Artsalon Humbold University – Berlin 2013

Flyer Artsalon-Humbold University



Festival and Exibition Catalogue Edewa Humbold University – Berlin 2012





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