Organizer – Events

As a co-founder of li:chi – transcultural network for art & political education, Layla Zami collaborates with Oxana Chi in the production of transdisciplinary events, conferences and festivals. As an organizer, Layla enjoys contributing to fundraising, public relations, organizing, and video/photo documentation.



Moving Memory

Program Moving Memory

Layla Zami initiated and co-chaired Moving Memory, an international transdisciplinary symposium-festival held at Berlin's Technical University (October 20th – 22nd, 2016).
For the first time in Berlin, academic, artistic and activist personalities with Jewish, black (Afro-American, Afro-European, Afro-Caribbean), white, Roma, and Muslim backgrounds were gathered to explore the words, images, and movements of cultural memory in relation to historical trauma and contemporary empowerment.

The event was organized in the realm of Berlin 2050 – City of Future (Stadt der Zukunft).
In cooperation with: AlleFrauen* Referat (AllWomen* Department) and Studentenwerk Berlin Kulturbüro.
Sponsored by: Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung, Humboldt-University, Freie Universität, Technical University, Potsdam University, Institut Français.


Photos by Toni Witzel and Layla Zami



Moving Archives

Flyer Moving Archives
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Following up on the success of the "Moving Memory", Dr. Layla Zami conceived the event "Moving Archives" for the Center for the Humanities at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. The event is co-sponsored by Columbia University, IRWGS.

March 28th, 2018
Martin Segal Theater



International Human Rights Art Festival

Flyer A (Re)Quest for Freedom

As a former Assistant Producer and current Co-Curator of Dance (with Oxana Chi) at IHRAF, Layla Zami participates in the monthly and annual performance programming of the International Human Rights Art Festival, founded and directed by Tom Block.

A (Re)Quest for Freedom
May 12, 2019
TADA Theater (28thst & Broadway)

June 18, 2018
The Playroom Theater

A Celebration of Women 2018
November 17, 2018
The Wild Project

A Celebration of Women 2019
December 14, 2019
The Wild Project



Pas de Deux: A Performance Summer Salon

Flyer pas-de-deux 2019

In the realm of the Wild Project Theater's Creative Partnerships, Oxana Chi & Layla Zami curate a summer festival in the historical Lower East Side of Manhattan, celebrating the power of love, friendship and collaboration on- and off-stage. The program includes duo performances by artists working in the fields of dance, poetry, theater and live-music, as well as an exhibition.

July 4 - 6, 2019
The Wild Project



Black Queer Night

Flyer Black Queer Night

A special event for Black History Month, curated by Layla Zami & Oxana Chi in partnership with the International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF).
Featuring Maria Bauman, Nia & Ness, Oxana Chi and Layla Zami (spoken words, chalumeau, saxophone)

Dixon Place Theater

Feb 21st, 2018
at 7.30 pm



Black Herstory Night

Flyer Black Herstory Night
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Black History Month Special at Dixon Place – Laboratory for Performance NYC

February 2017



Women Power Month

Flyer Women Power Month 2016

Spring 2016



I Step On Air

Flyer I Step on Air 2013



Dance(a)Summer 2012

International Festival with dance/ live-music/ theater/ talks/ readings.
Summer 2012



Salon Qi

Program Festival Salon Qi Berlin Dresden 2014 Program Festival Salon Qi at Paris 2011

Salon Qi is a transdisciplinary event series conceived and curated by Oxana Chi since 2009 in memory of the Chinese-Jewish-Latvian dancer and muse Tatjana Barbakoff (1899-1944).