AXIS Dance Company
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- People with Disabilities
Location1428 Alice Street, Ste. 200Oakland, CA 94612 United States
To create and perform contemporary dance developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without disabilities. AXIS teaches dance and educates about collaboration and disability through community outreach and education programs. AXIS is committed to promoting and supporting physically integrated dance locally, nationally and internationally.
Prepare to leave all your preconceptions at the door. AXIS Dance Company, one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities, will change the way you think about dance and the possibilities of the human body forever. Founded in 1987, AXIS has become a jewel of the contemporary dance scene and the disability community. AXIS has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form - physically integrated dance- performing in over sixty cities nationwide, as well as in Europe and Siberia. Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith, the Company’s list of collaborators read like a Who’s Who of contemporary dance-- Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, David Dorfman, Joanna Haigood, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, Margaret Jenkins, Sonya Delwaide, Meredith Monk, Fred Frith and Joan Jeanrenaud. AXIS has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and an additional nine nominations. AXIS is also known for its unparalleled education/outreach program Dance Access and its youth component Dance Access/KIDS! that offer a kaleidoscope of events for adults and youth of all abilities locally and on tour. Visit AXIS at www.axisdance.org.