Sep
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Dance Jam

Monday, September 11th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for our monthly dance jams!

Taught by AXIS dancers and featuring live music, these jams are open to the public, and create an informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others.

$12 via our website, or drop in with cash, check or card.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Learn more

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Sep
15
11:30am11:30am

AXIS Dance Company Contemporary Ballet Workshop with Robert Dekkers

11:30am - 1pm Fridays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
$60 for full workshop by 9/1 or $12 drop in per class
Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland, CA

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Join AXIS Dance Company members for a weekly integrated company dance class with Robert Dekkers in this unique six week offering. Teaching an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, Dekkers' class enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of this special East Bay offering to train alongside AXIS Dance Company members and other dancers from around the Bay Area. This workshop offering reflects the vision of newly appointed AXIS Dance Artistic Director Marc Brew to bring more dance training opportunities to downtown Oakland, where the company is in residence at the Malonga Center of the Arts. Don't miss out on this invigorating workshop experience- come move with us this fall and find your own personal expression of Dekkers' contemporary ballet class in an environment that is warm, welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting. Learn more

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Sep
22
11:30am11:30am

AXIS Dance Company Contemporary Ballet Workshop with Robert Dekkers

11:30am - 1pm Fridays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
$60 for full workshop by 9/1 or $12 drop in per class
Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland, CA

60.00
Quantity:
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Join AXIS Dance Company members for a weekly integrated company dance class with Robert Dekkers in this unique six week offering. Teaching an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, Dekkers' class enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of this special East Bay offering to train alongside AXIS Dance Company members and other dancers from around the Bay Area. This workshop offering reflects the vision of newly appointed AXIS Dance Artistic Director Marc Brew to bring more dance training opportunities to downtown Oakland, where the company is in residence at the Malonga Center of the Arts. Don't miss out on this invigorating workshop experience- come move with us this fall and find your own personal expression of Dekkers' contemporary ballet class in an environment that is warm, welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting. Learn more

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Oct
5
9:30am 9:30am

Dance Access Day!

October 5th & 6th, 9:30 & 11:30am
FREE to schools and children of all ages!
Advanced registration required
Learn more and register

Dance Access Day - A Day of Dance, Disability Education, Performance, and Fun - is AXIS Dance Company’s unique event for schools and children of all ages!  AXIS dancers will perform innovative choreography that demonstrates how people with and without disabilities work together.  The show includes active participation so audience members should come prepared to dance and have a good time! 

 

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Oct
6
9:30am 9:30am

Dance Access Day!

October 5th & 6th, 9:30 & 11:30am
FREE to schools and children of all ages!
Advanced registration required
Learn more and register

Dance Access Day - A Day of Dance, Disability Education, Performance, and Fun - is AXIS Dance Company’s unique event for schools and children of all ages!  AXIS dancers will perform innovative choreography that demonstrates how people with and without disabilities work together.  The show includes active participation so audience members should come prepared to dance and have a good time! 

 

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Oct
6
11:30am11:30am

AXIS Dance Company Contemporary Ballet Workshop with Robert Dekkers

11:30am - 1pm Fridays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
$60 for full workshop by 9/1 or $12 drop in per class
Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland, CA

60.00
Quantity:
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Join AXIS Dance Company members for a weekly integrated company dance class with Robert Dekkers in this unique six week offering. Teaching an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, Dekkers' class enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of this special East Bay offering to train alongside AXIS Dance Company members and other dancers from around the Bay Area. This workshop offering reflects the vision of newly appointed AXIS Dance Artistic Director Marc Brew to bring more dance training opportunities to downtown Oakland, where the company is in residence at the Malonga Center of the Arts. Don't miss out on this invigorating workshop experience- come move with us this fall and find your own personal expression of Dekkers' contemporary ballet class in an environment that is warm, welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting. Learn more

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Oct
13
11:30am11:30am

AXIS Dance Company Contemporary Ballet Workshop with Robert Dekkers

11:30am - 1pm Fridays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
$60 for full workshop by 9/1 or $12 drop in per class
Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland, CA

60.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Join AXIS Dance Company members for a weekly integrated company dance class with Robert Dekkers in this unique six week offering. Teaching an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, Dekkers' class enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of this special East Bay offering to train alongside AXIS Dance Company members and other dancers from around the Bay Area. This workshop offering reflects the vision of newly appointed AXIS Dance Artistic Director Marc Brew to bring more dance training opportunities to downtown Oakland, where the company is in residence at the Malonga Center of the Arts. Don't miss out on this invigorating workshop experience- come move with us this fall and find your own personal expression of Dekkers' contemporary ballet class in an environment that is warm, welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting. Learn more

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Oct
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Dance Jam

Monday, October 16th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for our monthly dance jams!

Taught by AXIS dancers and featuring live music, these jams are open to the public, and create an informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others.

$12 via our website, or drop in with cash, check or card.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Learn more

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Oct
20
11:30am11:30am

AXIS Dance Company Contemporary Ballet Workshop with Robert Dekker

11:30am - 1pm Fridays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20
$60 for full workshop by 9/1 or $12 drop in per class
Malonga Casquelourd Center, Oakland, CA

60.00
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Join AXIS Dance Company members for a weekly integrated company dance class with Robert Dekkers in this unique six week offering. Teaching an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, Dekkers' class enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of this special East Bay offering to train alongside AXIS Dance Company members and other dancers from around the Bay Area. This workshop offering reflects the vision of newly appointed AXIS Dance Artistic Director Marc Brew to bring more dance training opportunities to downtown Oakland, where the company is in residence at the Malonga Center of the Arts. Don't miss out on this invigorating workshop experience- come move with us this fall and find your own personal expression of Dekkers' contemporary ballet class in an environment that is warm, welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting. Learn more

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Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Marc Brew creates the highlight of our 30th Anniversary in his first work as AXIS Artistic Director. This new work for AXIS will be in collaboration with Oakland based JooWan Kim’s Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Also on the program is a restaging of Amy Seiwert’s The Reflective Surface featuring original composition by Darren Johnston. 

More info coming soon...

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Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St., Oakland, CA 94612

Marc Brew creates the highlight of our 30th Anniversary in his first work as AXIS Artistic Director. This new work for AXIS will be in collaboration with Oakland based JooWan Kim’s Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Also on the program is a restaging of Amy Seiwert’s The Reflective Surface featuring original composition by Darren Johnston. 

More info coming soon...

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Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St., Oakland, CA 94612

Marc Brew creates the highlight of our 30th Anniversary in his first work as AXIS Artistic Director. This new work for AXIS will be in collaboration with Oakland based JooWan Kim’s Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Also on the program is a restaging of Amy Seiwert’s The Reflective Surface featuring original composition by Darren Johnston. 

More info coming soon...

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Oct
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Onward and Upward - AXIS Celebrates 30 Years

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St., Oakland, CA 94612

Marc Brew creates the highlight of our 30th Anniversary in his first work as AXIS Artistic Director. This new work for AXIS will be in collaboration with Oakland based JooWan Kim’s Hip Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Also on the program is a restaging of Amy Seiwert’s The Reflective Surface featuring original composition by Darren Johnston. 

More info coming soon...

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Aug
14
to Aug 16

Summer Intensive Module 3: Teacher Training

INTEGRATED SUMMER INTENSIVE & TEACHER TRAINING

MODULE 3 : Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, & Educators - Register here
Led by AXIS' Artistic Director Marc Brew & Company Dancers

August 14th-16th, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA

"this is the beginning of something immense, truly powerful ... which enhances our existence and shines a light on the beautiful differences with which we were all built" — 2016 Summer Intensive Student

Our teacher-training course is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment.  Drawing on AXIS Dance Company’s creative practice, expertise and methodology in teaching integrated dance, students will explore the following areas:

  • Open door policy - Removing any physical and emotional barriers that prevent people with disabilities from attending class
  • Universal language and communication
  • Exploring a variety of dance techniques, disciplines and approaches to teaching dance
  • Stripping away the myths of integrated dance for a realistic approach to teaching inclusivity
  • To challenge and be challenged - a mutual dialogue of respect between teacher and student
  • Body specificity - Working with different bodies to ensure all are challenged and learning
  • Develop useful tools and skills to put into practice
  • Ensuring best practice in integrated dance
  • Build teachers’ confidence and set up a teachers’ network for future support
  • Q&A time for discussion and feedback

Classes are led by AXIS Dance Company's newly-appointed Artistic Director, Marc Brew, and AXIS Company Dancers.

The following three modules will be explored throughout the week and dance artists can register for 1, 2, or all 3 modules (discounts available for enrolling in multiple modules):

Module 1: Improvisation & Site Specific Work, August 7-9th
Module 2: Choreography & Performance, August 10-12th
Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, and Educators, August 14-16th

Register here before our May 5th deadline

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Aug
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

FREE Choreography Performance

3pm - FREE
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St. Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS Company Dancers and students from our Summer Intensive 'Choreography & Performance' Module showcase their talents in this free performance at the Malonga Center for the Arts. This event is the culmination of three days of hard work from our Summer Intensive students, who developed their own choreographic interests and investigated their own practice through the guidance of AXIS' Artistic Director & Company Dancers.

Learn more about AXIS' Summer Intensive & Teacher Training program

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Aug
10
to Aug 12

Summer Intensive Module 2: Choreography & Performance

INTEGRATED SUMMER INTENSIVE & TEACHER TRAINING

MODULE 2 : Choreography & Performance - Register here
Led by AXIS' Artistic Director Marc Brew & Company Dancers

August 10th-12th, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA

"this is the beginning of something immense, truly powerful ... which enhances our existence and shines a light on the beautiful differences with which we were all built" — 2016 Summer Intensive Student

Each day, Choreography and Performance students will begin with a technique class learning material and dance sequences to develop technique, memory, coordination and movement qualities and dynamics. Students will use these skills to develop their own choreographic interests, investigate their own practice, and gain insight into the tasks and skills used to devise the work in the company’s current repertoire. The works created will be rehearsed and developed with a performance opportunity to present the work as part of a sharing for peers and friends of the AXIS Dance Company community. 

Classes are led by AXIS Dance Company's newly-appointed Artistic Director, Marc Brew, and AXIS Company Dancers.

The following three modules will be explored throughout the week and dance artists can register for 1, 2, or all 3 modules (discounts available for enrolling in multiple modules):

Module 1: Improvisation & Site Specific Work, August 7-9th
Module 2: Choreography & Performance, August 10-12th
Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, and Educators, August 14-16th

Register here before our May 5th deadline

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Aug
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

FREE Site Specific Performance

3pm - FREE
Lake Merritt (meet at Lake Chalet), Oakland CA

AXIS Company Dancers and students from our Summer Intensive 'Improvisation & Site Specific' Module showcase their talents in this free performance at Lake Merritt. This event is the culmination of three days of hard work from our Summer Intensive students, who examined both sites and locations as well as each other, learning how we can effect time and space through the choices we make as performers and the influences around us. 

Learn more about AXIS' Summer Intensive & Teacher Training program

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Aug
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Dance Jam

Monday, August 7th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for our monthly dance jams!

These jams are open to the public, and create an informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others. Jams are led by AXIS Company Dancers and feature live music.

$12 via our website, or drop in with cash, check or card.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

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Aug
7
to Aug 9

Summer Intensive Module 1: Improv & Site Specific

Integrated Summer Intensive & Teacher Training

MODULE 1 : Improvisation & Site Specific Work - Register here
Led by AXIS' Artistic Director Marc Brew & Company Dancers

August 7th-9th, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA

"this is the beginning of something immense, truly powerful ... which enhances our existence and shines a light on the beautiful differences with which we were all built" — 2016 Summer Intensive Student

Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers will lead students daily through improvisation scores and structured improvisation to develop partnering and listening skills in a trusting and safe environment. Students will respond to different sites and locations as well as each other, learning how we can effect time and space through the choices we make as performers and the influences around us. 

The following three modules will be explored throughout the week and dance artists can register for 1, 2, or all 3 modules (discounts available for enrolling in multiple modules):

Module 1: Improvisation & Site Specific Work, August 7-9th
Module 2: Choreography & Performance, August 10-12th
Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals, and Educators, August 14-16th

Register here before our May 5th deadline

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Jul
2
2:30pm 2:30pm

Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Occupy
A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Saturday and Sunday July 1 & 2
Guided Performances at 12pm & 2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA

Join us as we kick off our 30th Anniversary Season! AXIS collaborates with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and composer Pamela Z on this site specific work, featuring AXIS Company Dancers plus an additional cast of 20.  

This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Stay tuned for more info!

 

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Jul
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Occupy
A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Saturday and Sunday July 1 & 2
Guided Performances at 12pm & 2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA

Join us as we kick off our 30th Anniversary Season! AXIS collaborates with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and composer Pamela Z on this site specific work, featuring AXIS Company Dancers plus an additional cast of 20.  

This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Stay tuned for more info!

 

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Jul
1
2:30pm 2:30pm

Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Occupy
A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Saturday and Sunday July 1 & 2
Guided Performances at 12pm & 2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA

Join us as we kick off our 30th Anniversary Season! AXIS collaborates with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and composer Pamela Z on this site specific work, featuring AXIS Company Dancers plus an additional cast of 20.  

This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Stay tuned for more info!

 

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Jul
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Occupy
A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Saturday and Sunday July 1 & 2
Guided Performances at 12pm & 2:30pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA

Join us as we kick off our 30th Anniversary Season! AXIS collaborates with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and composer Pamela Z on this site specific work, featuring AXIS Company Dancers plus an additional cast of 20.  

This is a free event, but RSVP is required. Stay tuned for more info!

 

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Jun
8
3:45pm 3:45pm

Dance/USA Annual Conference - Panel: The Future of Inclusive Dance Practice in the USA

Dance/USA Annual Conference
Kansas City, MO

Thursday, June 8th - Learn More & Register

Inclusive dance is gaining momentum and changing the paradigm of dance making and performance, and ultimately who participates in the art form. But, what exactly is inclusive dance? Where and how is it happening? What are the entry points to become involved? Hear from a panel of inclusive dance practitioners from around the country to learn more about the inclusive dance field and the latest national and regional developments. This session will provide those with little experience to those well acquainted with inclusive dance an opportunity to learn, connect, and become involved as we work collectively to advance equity and participation in dance for people with disabilities.

AXIS Dance Company Founder & Director Judith Smith to sit on the panel.

Learn more about the Dance/USA Annual Conference and other conference events featuring AXIS.

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Jun
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gaga for the People with James Graham

Monday, June 5th, 2017
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)

James Graham will teach a Gaga for the People class at AXIS Dance Company for our community - Come join in and move with us.

In Gaga We Will

….open blocked passageways
….grow our senses and connect them to our pleasure
….be groovy
….connect to our strength and power
….learn how to work with any injuries
….become more aware of how we move and our habits
….sweat!

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin/ Batsheva in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gaga movement classes are a guided movement experience of images, ideas, directions, and prompts. We move (however large or small) for the entire class adding layer upon layer. We will float our flesh, pull our bones, experience physical climaxes, challenge what we think are our limits, become aware of our habits and change them, and take pleasure moving and dancing in a welcoming studio. We work at our own volume, so whether you have never moved or move every day, you can connect to Gaga.

We allow no mirrors, and no observers.

All are welcome!

“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin

*$12 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds*
Learn more: axisdance.org/2017-classes

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Coming to your first AXIS Dance Class? Here's a little more info:

Our inclusive classes are geared towards movers of all levels, experience and ability. This is a great way to connect and enjoy moving with the extended AXIS community in our accessible studio. Our Community Dance classes are a safe and respectful place for all to dance.

Wear comfortable clothing, yoga wear, sweats and comfy dance gear that you can move in. Folks typically go barefoot, however wear tennis shoes or dance shoes if you need them. Brin your water bottle. To help make our events accessible to all people, please use fragrance free, non-toxic toiletries, cleaning products and other supplies, and avoid scented products whenever possible.

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May
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Dance Jam

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for our monthly dance jams!

Taught by AXIS dancers and featuring live music, these jams are open to the public, and create an informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others.

$12 via our website, or drop in with cash, check or card.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Learn more

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May
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance - Kern Dance Alliance & League of Dreams Re

Garces Memorial High School
Learn more and register

AXIS Dance Company offers this exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward teachers and faculty working with diverse populations, with the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity. The session includes learning and experiencing participatory exercises and activities for use in classrooms as well as discussion about disability, language, and the development of AXIS’ extraordinary inclusive community education program.

This teacher training is part of a residency with Kern Dance Alliance and League of Dreams.
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May
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Youth Class - Kern Dance Alliance & League of Dreams Residency

Garces Memorial High School
Learn more and register

AXIS Dance Company will teach students inclusive creative dance that is accessible to kids with and without physical disabilities. In the class, students will have the opportunity to explore their own dance vocabulary, build confidence, practice cooperation, and develop appreciation of each other’s creative expression.

This youth class is part of a residency with Kern Dance Alliance and League of Dreams.
Learn more

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May
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Summer Intensive Application Deadline

Don't forget to apply for AXIS' 2017 Summer Intensive program! Deadline for applications is TODAY, May 5th.

August 7-16, 2017 | Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St. Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612

Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance, and dance education.  Back by popular demand, our specialized 3-day teacher training provides professional dance teachers and experienced artists the chance to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities. Modules taught by AXIS Company Dancers and led by Marc Brew, who returns to the Summer Intensive as AXIS Dance Company's Artistic Director.

Visit http://www.axisdance.org/summer-intensive to apply.

 

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Apr
28
11:30am11:30am

Bay Area Dance Week: AXIS Open Company Class & Rehearsal with Amy Seiwert

11:30am-1pm Open Company Class
1-2pm Open Rehearsal
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St. Studio E (3rd Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

Join AXIS Dance Company as we prepare to celebrate 30 years of innovation under the new artistic direction of Marc Brew. All abilities are welcome for this company class geared towards experienced adult dancers. Following our 1.5 hr company class, we invite participants and dancers of all ages and skill levels to attend a sneak peek of Amy Seiwert's work The Reflective Surface that will be premiered in October 2017. Participants are welcome to either or both the class (11:30am-1pm) and open rehearsal (1pm-2pm).

Sign up: http://bayareadance.org/event-details/?e_id=473

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Apr
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cultural Connection: A Multicultural Dance Event

All Ages
Tickets: $10
The Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA

Why does dance matter? Dance, whether social, theatrical, or ritually based, is a form of cultural expression. Join us in celebrating the diversity and richness of our community with astounding live dance performance. See many different cultural expressions through dance, representing countries all over the world, that embody the belief that diversity is one of our community's greatest attributes. 

AXIS will perform In Defense of Regret (Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley and Bobbi Jene Smith), Divide (Marc Brew), and Dix minutes plus tard (Sonya Delwaide).

Other Dance Companies include: Nava Dance Theatre (Indian Dance), Los Lupenos de San Jose (Mexican Folkloric), Xiaopei Chinese Dance and many more!

Buy tickets: http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/theater/calendar.htm#042217

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Apr
12
to Apr 14

International Conference on Disability as Spectacle

UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California

UCLA’s Disability Studies program announces a two-day conference on Disability as Spectacle (13-14 April 2017).  Disability’s representation in current popular culture, academic discourse, and political rhetoric raises important questions about how disability is depicted and which disabilities are excluded or rendered invisible in this new cultural landscape.  How does our current moment’s heightened awareness of disability produce benefits and/or disadvantages in other social, political, or economic spheres? The conference theme encourages scholars, practitioners, artists, and activists to think critically about disability’s representations and invites them to share ideas about the future of disability rights and Disability Studies as this historically marginalized community continues to make advances in mainstream culture.

This conference aims to stimulate a discussion around how society constructs, reacts, and embraces or rejects visible and invisible disabilities in the public sphere.  As representations change in popular and political culture, scholars, practitioners, artists, and activists will need to confront a changing milieu in which (some) disabilities are de-stigmatized while others are prevented from participation.

The film and television industry’s role in disability’s changing status makes Los Angeles an ideal location to reflect upon disability as spectacle.

The conference may cover such important topics as:

  •     Intersection of disability and new media
  •     Visible versus invisible disability in TV, film, print media, and sports
  •     Disability narrative as literary genre
  •     Critique of the contemporary ‘freak show’
  •     Inclusive/exclusive forms of public art
  •     Role of technology in facilitating visibility and invisibility
  •     Theorizing new forms of ‘seeing’ disability
  •     The spectacle of the ‘super crip’
  •     Examining dynamics of ‘the gaze’ when disability meets dance and performance art

Students, community members, activists, artists, practitioners, advocates, and allies – local, national, international – are encouraged to participate in the conference. Forms of submission include: individual papers, preconstituted panels, workshops, working groups, and performances. We strongly encourage panels that bring together various perspectives and experiences, such as panels featuring practitioners in dialogue with scholars, artist practitioners, and activists.

The registration fees for the conference are $40.00 (USD) for faculty; $25.00 (USD) for students and community members. For additional information, please see the conference website: http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/dsconference/

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Apr
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Dance Jam

Monday, April 10th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for our monthly dance jams!

These jams are open to the public, and create an informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others. Our April jam will be led by AXIS Dancers Carina Ho and Julie Crothers with live music provided by Joel Davel.

$12 via our website, or drop in with cash, check or card.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Learn more

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Mar
15
11:00am11:00am

Redefining Dance & Disability at BU

Wednesday March 15, 2017, Boston University School of Medicine: Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street 14th Floor Boston, MA, 11am-12:30pm

AXIS invites  you to join us on the BU Medical Campus for a lecture demonstration titled Redefining Dance & Disability. During this hour long program, AXIS dancers will show excerpts of current material and give information on company history as well as on personal dance and disability history. The session will conclude with a Q&A session.

register here

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Mar
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Performing Arts and Disability: Leadership, Inclusion, and Training Symposium at BU

Monday March 13th, 2017 at Boston University Hillel, 213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA, 1pm-5:30pm

As part of AXIS' residency at Boston University, we are pleased to convene with regional arts leaders and artists at this symposium which will include a panel discussion, break out sessions, and a closing reception. This will be a time for us to collectively explore issues, resources, advocacy, progress, and next steps in advancing disability inclusion in the performing arts. The panel discussion and breakout wrap up will be live-streamed by symposium co-sponsor HowlRound.

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