Mar
1
8:00 pm20:00

Informal Performance & Discussion of to go again

AXIS Dance Company Spring 2017 Tour

Informal Performance and Discussion of to go again 
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

General Admission seating, $6-$10 - Learn more

to go again
Choreography by Joe Goode
Music composition by Ben Juodvalkis
Lighting design by Jack Carpenter

AXIS teams up with choreographer Joe Goode to create “to go again”, a new dance theater work that brings to light issues facing our nation’s veterans and addresses their resilience following severe life changes.

Mar
6
Mar 8

Dance4All: Intensive with AXIS Dance Company at Gibney Dance

Mon-Wed, March 6-8th, 10-4 pm
Location:  Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway

AXIS & Gibney Dance present Dance4All: AXIS's first ever three day intensive on the East Coast

Join AXIS Dance company for an intense, fun and explorative adventure in dance and disability where all people interested in contemporary dance are welcome to join us. Drawing on AXIS Dance Company's 29 years in leading the field of Physically Integrated dance with AXIS Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew and company dancers we will share with you an interment journey of discovery into the working practices and methods of the company. You will develop skills in physically integrated dance through the use of inclusive language, improvisation, partnering work, translation, learning existing repertoire and developing choreographic ideas and tasks to share with fellow artists. AXIS' first East Coast Intensive is not to be missed!


AXIS is thrilled to continue its partnership with Gibney Dance in NYC that was launched last May when they hosted our National Convening.  This March, Gibney will be host AXIS' first ever three day intensive in NYC at their Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.  While in town, AXIS will also offer a three hour teacher training for teaching artists interested in integrated inclusive practices into their classrooms.  

Mar
8
5:00 pm17:00

Teacher Training at Gibney in NYC

AXIS Dance Company Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance - The Fundamentals
Wed, March 8th 5-8 pm

Location:  Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway, New York, New York
Fees TBD

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.

Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Performance at Boston University's Dance Theater

Boston University’s Dance Theater 
Full Evening Performance

The BU Arts Initiative, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The BU Dance Program, and BU Disability Services are pleased to host AXIS Dance Company for a residency culminating in a full evening performance at Boston University's Dance Theater. Learn more

Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
San Francisco, CA 

AXIS Dance Company kicks off our 30th Anniversary Season, collaborating with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and composer Pamela Z on a site-specific work featuring a 20-member ensemble cast. 

More info coming soon...

Jul
2
1:00 pm13:00

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
San Francisco, CA 

AXIS Dance Company kicks off our 30th Anniversary Season, collaborating with choreographer Stephan Koplowitz and composer Pamela Z on a site-specific work featuring a 20-member ensemble cast. 

More info coming soon...

Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

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...

Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

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...

Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

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...

Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

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...


Feb
13
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dance Jam

  • Monday, February 13th, 2016
  • 6:00pm  8:00pm
  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for 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.

$12 single drop in
$60 for all jams for the year (pre-paid online only)

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

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/2017-classes#jams

Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Auditions for Site-Specific Project by Stephan Koplowitz

AXIS Dance Company seeks dancers with and without disabilities for a site-specific work at Yerba Buena Gardens, directed and choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz, with an original score by Pamela Z.

Performances: July 1 & 2, 2017 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco

Auditions: Saturday, February 4, 2017- 10am-1 pm
Callbacks: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2-6 pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland - Studio A

Looking to hire Core and Ensemble dancers with and without disabilities with an advanced level of experience.
All positions paid. RSVP at www.axisdance.org/site-specific-auditions

Paid Rehearsals : 
March 25-31 in Oakland & San Francisco  (Core Company)
May 15-21 & June 12-30 in Oakland & San Francisco (Core Company & Ensemble)
Performances July 1-2 in San Francisco (Core Company & Ensemble)
Daytime rehearsals from 10am-6pm. Dancers must be available for all rehearsals.

This site-based performance work, inspired by the history, design and architecture of the Yerba Buena Gardens, will draw on the unique movement vocabularies of AXIS Dance Company and ensemble cast members. It will mine the intersection of the history of the gardens along with the present day use of the site in an increasingly developed urban area. This is a promenade performance of distinct chapters tied to specific locations on site, creating an immersive and expansive experience for audience members.

Stephan Koplowitz  is an award winning director/choreographer/media artist known for his work on stage, film and site. His site work aims to alter people's perspectives of place, site, and scale, all infused with a sense of the human condition and is concerned with the intersection of natural, social and cultural ecologies within urban and natural environments. Since 1984 he has created 87 works and has been awarded 60 commissions performed in the US, Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of an Alpert Award in the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Bessie Award for "Sustained Achievement" in Choreography and six NEA Choreography Fellowships (1988-97). Recent works include commissions from the Bates Dance Festival, La Mama Umbria International, The Ohio State University, Trolley Dances, San Diego, to name a few. In August, 2017, he will premiere a multi-media site based performance work for over 50 performers in an historic mill factory as part of the Bates Dance Festival's 35th anniversary. In May, 2018, he will premier one of his largest site based projects to date, premiering performances throughout the town of Northfield, Minnesota and commissioned by St. Olaf and Carlton Colleges. The work will incorporate hundreds of performers in dance, theater, music and media arts. After living in New York City for 23 years, Koplowitz, in 2016, was appointed dean and faculty of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts and served in that capacity for ten years until 2016. Koplowitz received a BA in Music Composition from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Choreography from the University of Utah, both institutions have named him as a Distinguished Alumni.

Jan
23
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dance Jam

  • Monday, January 23 (Date TBD), 2016
  • 6:00pm  8:00pm
  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for 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.

$12 per class

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

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/2017-classes#jams

Jan
19
1:00 pm13:00

The Body as Site - Stephan Koplowitz Master Class

Stephan Koplowitz, critically acclaimed choreographer/director

The Body as Site Masterclass

Thursday, January 19th, 1-4 pm
Co-presented with Shawl-Anderson Dance Center held at the Malonga Center

This workshop is a great intro to Stephan Koplowitz’s choreographic approach and a great feeler for dancers interested in auditioning for AXIS’ ensemble cast work with Stephan Koplowitz.  

Auditions:  Sat, Feb. 4th. Performances:  July 1 & 2, 2017 For more information on auditions, visit www.axisdance.org/site-specific-auditions

Jan
13
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dance Company - taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

Friday, January 13
Form no Form, taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Form no Form

Through the repetition of form, we train our bodies to achieve balance, internal and external connectivity and precision. In this workshop, various proposals and exercises are presented that both establish and disrupt physical form to engage the principles that lay underneath our practice. We work rigorously to disrupt and embrace habits. Physical puzzles, deep listening and engaged physical conversations promote attentive listening.

As Artistic Director of the San Francisco-based performance company inkBoat, founded in 1998, Shinichi Iova-Koga creates creating opportunities for collaboration and information exchange.  The company has toured in North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan, often collaborating with local artists in museums, theaters, studios and site specific locations.  His consistent mentors include Anna Halprin (Dance Maker), Ruth Zaporah (Action Theater), Masayuki Koga (Shakuhachi), Ralph Lemon (Dance Maker), Jan Nevelius (Aikido), David Wei (Qi Gong) and Damo Mitchell (Nei Gong).  In the 1990’s, his training and regular performances with Hiroko Tamano and Yumiko Yoshioka left the distinct mark of Butoh Dance upon him.

Under Shinichi’s direction, inkBoat has received 5 Isadora Duncan “Izzie” awards, 3 National Endowment for the Arts grants, 3 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew, W. Mellon Foundation’s MAP fund grants and many others.  Shinichi was named one of the “25 to watch” in 2008 by Dance Magazine and awarded a “Goldie” by the SF Bay Guardian in 2007.

Shinichi directed “Odd,” a collaboration between AXIS Dance Company and inkBoat and has co-directed works with Anna Halprin, Ko Murobushi, Sten Rudstrøm, Yuko Kaseki, Takuya Ishide and KT Nelson (ODC).

Shinichi is a certified teacher of Action Theater.  His current interest and practice includes Qi Gong, Aikido, Noguchi Taiso, Noh Theater and Shakuhachi.  

In 2007, he and his wife Dana Iova-Koga built and founded the dance studio inkGround in Northern California, running an annual summer workshop, “Dance on Land,” that explores the relationship of wild nature with dance, utilizing the surrounding forests, rivers and ocean-side as new media for the life/dance investigation.  

Shinichi is the co-author of the book “95 Rituals” and has been teaching dance composition at Mills College since 2009.

 

Jan
12
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dancers - taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga

Thursday, January 12
Form no Form, taught by Shinichi Iova-Koga
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Form no Form

Through the repetition of form, we train our bodies to achieve balance, internal and external connectivity and precision. In this workshop, various proposals and exercises are presented that both establish and disrupt physical form to engage the principles that lay underneath our practice. We work rigorously to disrupt and embrace habits. Physical puzzles, deep listening and engaged physical conversations promote attentive listening.

As Artistic Director of the San Francisco-based performance company inkBoat, founded in 1998, Shinichi Iova-Koga creates creating opportunities for collaboration and information exchange.  The company has toured in North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan, often collaborating with local artists in museums, theaters, studios and site specific locations.  His consistent mentors include Anna Halprin (Dance Maker), Ruth Zaporah (Action Theater), Masayuki Koga (Shakuhachi), Ralph Lemon (Dance Maker), Jan Nevelius (Aikido), David Wei (Qi Gong) and Damo Mitchell (Nei Gong).  In the 1990’s, his training and regular performances with Hiroko Tamano and Yumiko Yoshioka left the distinct mark of Butoh Dance upon him.

Under Shinichi’s direction, inkBoat has received 5 Isadora Duncan “Izzie” awards, 3 National Endowment for the Arts grants, 3 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew, W. Mellon Foundation’s MAP fund grants and many others.  Shinichi was named one of the “25 to watch” in 2008 by Dance Magazine and awarded a “Goldie” by the SF Bay Guardian in 2007.

Shinichi directed “Odd,” a collaboration between AXIS Dance Company and inkBoat and has co-directed works with Anna Halprin, Ko Murobushi, Sten Rudstrøm, Yuko Kaseki, Takuya Ishide and KT Nelson (ODC).

Shinichi is a certified teacher of Action Theater.  His current interest and practice includes Qi Gong, Aikido, Noguchi Taiso, Noh Theater and Shakuhachi.  

In 2007, he and his wife Dana Iova-Koga built and founded the dance studio inkGround in Northern California, running an annual summer workshop, “Dance on Land,” that explores the relationship of wild nature with dance, utilizing the surrounding forests, rivers and ocean-side as new media for the life/dance investigation.  

Shinichi is the co-author of the book “95 Rituals” and has been teaching dance composition at Mills College since 2009.

 

Jan
11
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dance Company - taught by Christian Burns

Wednesday, January 11
Improvisation, taught by Christian Burns
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Christian Burns is a director, choreographer, performer and educator. His choreographic platform burnsWORK (SF, CA) serves as a framework for training and performance projects relating to the intersection of improvisation, choreography and performance practice.

Burns began teaching when he was sixteen years old and has been a full time educator for over fifteen years. He is a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and LINES Ballet Training Program and an Adjunct Instructor for Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University. Burns teaches ballet technique, improvisation and composition.

Burns has been commissioned by several educational programs such as Stanford University, University of San Francisco, Mt. Holyoke College, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, The Laban Center in London, Interlochen Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and LINES Ballet Training Program and BFA program.

Between 2003 – 2008 Burns co-taught (with esteemed improviser Kirstie Simson) over sixty Contact Improvisation and Performance Improvisation workshops for independent studios, colleges and cultural institutions throughout North America, Europe and Taiwan.

His choreographic work has been presented in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Theater, Counter Pulse, The Garage, Headlands Center for the Arts, Z Space Theater and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. As well, in Minneapolis, New York City, Ann Arbor, Santa Fe, Western Massachusetts, as well as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Taiwan.

Burns is a recipient of the Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME, as a mentor), Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship for Choreography, the National Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography, the Paula Citron Award for Choreography for Camera (from the Moving Pictures Festival in Toronto), McKnight Artist Fellowship. Christian is a contributing author for When Men Dance, Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders, Edited by Jennifer Fisher and Anthony Shay, Oxford University Press 2009 and has self published Motion and Process: knowing not knowing, ideas on dance 2006-08.

Burns was a guest artist with The Forsythe Company and a company member of Alonzo Kings LINES Ballet and James Sewell Ballet. He has performed with internationally acclaimed improvisers; Kirstie Simson, Chris Aiken, Ray Chung, Michael Schumacher and Katie Duck among others. Burns completed his formal training at The School of American Ballet.

 

Jan
10
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dancers - taught by Christian Burns

Tuesday, January 10
Improvisation, taught by Christian Burns
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Christian Burns is a director, choreographer, performer and educator. His choreographic platform burnsWORK (SF, CA) serves as a framework for training and performance projects relating to the intersection of improvisation, choreography and performance practice.

Burns began teaching when he was sixteen years old and has been a full time educator for over fifteen years. He is a faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and LINES Ballet Training Program and an Adjunct Instructor for Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University. Burns teaches ballet technique, improvisation and composition.

Burns has been commissioned by several educational programs such as Stanford University, University of San Francisco, Mt. Holyoke College, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, The Laban Center in London, Interlochen Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and LINES Ballet Training Program and BFA program.

Between 2003 – 2008 Burns co-taught (with esteemed improviser Kirstie Simson) over sixty Contact Improvisation and Performance Improvisation workshops for independent studios, colleges and cultural institutions throughout North America, Europe and Taiwan.

His choreographic work has been presented in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Theater, Counter Pulse, The Garage, Headlands Center for the Arts, Z Space Theater and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. As well, in Minneapolis, New York City, Ann Arbor, Santa Fe, Western Massachusetts, as well as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Taiwan.

Burns is a recipient of the Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange (CHIME, as a mentor), Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship for Choreography, the National Choo-San Goh Award for Choreography, the Paula Citron Award for Choreography for Camera (from the Moving Pictures Festival in Toronto), McKnight Artist Fellowship. Christian is a contributing author for When Men Dance, Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders, Edited by Jennifer Fisher and Anthony Shay, Oxford University Press 2009 and has self published Motion and Process: knowing not knowing, ideas on dance 2006-08.

Burns was a guest artist with The Forsythe Company and a company member of Alonzo Kings LINES Ballet and James Sewell Ballet. He has performed with internationally acclaimed improvisers; Kirstie Simson, Chris Aiken, Ray Chung, Michael Schumacher and Katie Duck among others. Burns completed his formal training at The School of American Ballet.

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AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Jan
9
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dancers - taught by Johnny Lopez

Monday, January 9
Turf, taught by Johnny Lopez
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Johnny A. Lopez, aka Johnny5
Professional Instructor and Performer in the art of Turf dancing

Johnny's exciting yet mesmerizing, introspective turf "street ballet" dance interpretations along with his encouraging demeanor with his students and audiences allow him to challenge the status quo. Years of experience in dance instruction as well as coordinating dance battles/shows and performing for a variety of different crowds and artists, make him a poised and well-rounded dancer and instructor.

Jan
6
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dancers - taught by Sonya Delwaide

Friday, January 6
Ballet/Contemporary, taught by Sonya Delwaide
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Sonya Delwaide, a native from Quebec, is a choreographer, teacher and performer whose reputation has flourished within the United States and Canada for more than three decades. She has created more than 80 pieces on companies such as Ballet Austin, Diablo Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Ottawa Ballet, L’Ecole Supérieure des Grands Ballets Canadiens, Hubbard Street 2, AXIS Dance Company, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Compagnie de Danse L’Astragale, for whom she was the artistic director from 1992 to 1999. Ms. Delwaide has received awards from the Canada Council, the Quebec and Ontario Arts’ Councils, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Gerbode Foundation and the Irvine Foundation. She has been profiled in San Francisco Magazine, received two Isadora Duncan Awards and a Bay Area Goldie Award. She was named in the 2001 Top 10 list from the San Francisco Chronicle and in the Dance Magazine’s Top 25 people to watch in 2002, and was given a Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Delwaide was a winner in the 2006 New American Choreographic Talent organized byBallet Austin and the 2000 winner of Hubbard Street 2 National Choreographic Competition. Her work expands from television and film to various theater companies throughout Canada and the US. She is currently Professor of Dance at Mills College in Oakland, California.

 

Jan
5
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class With AXIS Dancers - taught by Sebastian Grubb

Thursday, January 5
Internal Geographies, taught by Sebastian Grubb
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Internal Geographies: biomechanics and somatics for dancers

In this class we will ground in functional anatomy and internal sensation to find healthy, enlivening dances.

Sebastian Grubb is an award-winning fitness trainer and dance artist in San Francisco. He performed and taught with AXIS Dance Company for 6 years, creating dance classes and experiences that are accessible to everyone with and without physical disabilities. Sebastian now focuses his dance teaching on healthy parameters for contemporary and improvisational forms. He has been a certified Axis Syllabus teacher since 2011 and teaches every Wednesday in Berkeley. www.sebastiangrubb.com

 

Jan
4
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dancers - taught by Sonya Delwaide

Wednesday, January 4
Ballet/Contemporary, taught by Sonya Delwaide
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

Sonya Delwaide, a native from Quebec, is a choreographer, teacher and performer whose reputation has flourished within the United States and Canada for more than three decades. She has created more than 80 pieces on companies such as Ballet Austin, Diablo Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Ottawa Ballet, L’Ecole Supérieure des Grands Ballets Canadiens, Hubbard Street 2, AXIS Dance Company, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Compagnie de Danse L’Astragale, for whom she was the artistic director from 1992 to 1999. Ms. Delwaide has received awards from the Canada Council, the Quebec and Ontario Arts’ Councils, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Gerbode Foundation and the Irvine Foundation. She has been profiled in San Francisco Magazine, received two Isadora Duncan Awards and a Bay Area Goldie Award. She was named in the 2001 Top 10 list from the San Francisco Chronicle and in the Dance Magazine’s Top 25 people to watch in 2002, and was given a Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Delwaide was a winner in the 2006 New American Choreographic Talent organized byBallet Austin and the 2000 winner of Hubbard Street 2 National Choreographic Competition. Her work expands from television and film to various theater companies throughout Canada and the US. She is currently Professor of Dance at Mills College in Oakland, California.

 

Jan
3
10:00 am10:00

Professional Company Class with AXIS Dancers - taught by Randee Paufve

Tuesday, January 3
Modern, taught by Randee Paufve
10-11:30 am
$5/class - pay online with card, or cash at the door
Malonga Center, Studio E
1428 Alice St, Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS launches 2017 with professional company class daily at the Malonga Center in downtown Oakland.  Advanced level dancers interested in working in an integrated setting are invited to join us for this limited time offer.  Sign up

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Originally from upstate New York, Randee Paufve is a choreographer, performer and dance educator, and the artistic director of Paufve | dance.  Randee received the 2015 Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Individual Performance for her acclaimed show Soil, and was named a 2016 TBA choreography finalist for her 2016 work with Cutting Ball Theater.  Randee and Paufve | dance have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and in 2013 Randee was awarded the first Della Davidson Prize. Randee holds a BA in Cross-Cultural Performing Arts. She spent a year studying dance and language in India, and earned a MA in Dance Choreography and Performance from SUNY Brockport and a MFA from the UC Davis. A popular West Coast educator, Randee has taught workshops and master classes in the Bay Area and Portland, and has served on the dance faculties of UC Davis, Reed College, Lewis & Clark College, USF, CSUEB and CSU Sacramento. Randee currently teaches at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, St. Mary's College of California, and Marin Academy.

Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

AXIS Performance for Flynn Center Performing Arts (Burlington, VT)

“Audiences unaccustomed to seeing such inventive movement generated from what could be considered limitation may find themselves re-evaluating their own ideas of artistic perfection.” —Chicago Tribune

AXIS returns for its third visit to the Flynn (2005 and 2012) featuring works by postmodern choreographers Marc Brew and Joe Goode. On the day of show, this performance will operate with a “pay what you can” system to ensure all Vermonters have the opportunity to experience AXIS.

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.

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Nov
15
1:30 pm13:30

Disability, Dance, Artistry, (Inter)national Voices: Judith Smith in Conversation in NYC

Join us with Alice Sheppard and our Artistic Director, Judith Smith in the Disability, Dance, Artistry, International Voices Conversation Series in New York, each featuring leaders and (inter)National guests working in dance. Smith and Sheppard's talk, Disability and National Synergies in Dance.

Their goal is to forge a place for disabled artists/artistry in New York's cultural ecosystem, a place where disabled artists can flourish.

The Series extends Dance/NYC's Disability, Dance Artistry initiaive, which aims to advance inclusion and access to the art form for disabled people in the metropolitan area by bringing new (inter)national voices in. It coincides with a national initiative and set of convenings across the US undertaken y AXIS Dance Company with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. Dance/ NYC works in alliance with Dance/USA

This series is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dance Jam

  • Monday, September 19, 2016
  • 6:00pm  8:00pm
  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts 

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

This Month is Facilitated by Zach Pine, a returning Dance Jam participant and long-time friend of AXIS! Great to have you Zach!

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 single drop in
$60 for all jams (pre-paid online only)

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

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams

For tickets please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams-2016

Nov
6
3:00 pm15:00

Laughing Feet Gala

  • Mary Jane Teall Theatre, Century II

Laughing Feet Performers presents AXIS Dance Company

When: November 6, 2016
Location: Mary Jane Teall Theatre, Century II
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

https://wichitatix.com/show.asp

Laughing Feet Performers presents and partners with AXIS Dance Company for a once in a lifetime performance in their annual gala.

Laughing Feet Performers inspires relationships between individuals with special needs and their typical peers through musical and artistic expression as well as give performance opportunities to those who would normally not have them, Evolving out of a social mentoring group in the Wichita Public Schools and surrounding communities that held a variety show each year, Laughing Feet was created to make sure that performance opportunities continued for special needs performers long after they graduated from high school. Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door When you purchase tickets to both AXIS Dance Company and the Superheroes Variety Show, you will receive $1 off both ticket prices.

Tickets:
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

When you purchase tickets to both AXIS Dance Company and the Superheroes Variety Show, you will receive $1 off both ticket prices.

Nov
2
7:30 pm19:30

UW Whitewater: Performance (Whitewater, WI)

  • UW Whitewater's Young Auditorium

For Fall of 2016, AXIS Dance Company continues its tour of Joe Goode's to go again, a dance theater work inspired by Veterans stories of resilience. This show in Whitewater, Wisconsin is free but tickets are required.  

Reserve tickets and learn more here

Oct
29
3:00 pm15:00

Open Rehearsal Tour Sendoff!

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

Saturday, October 29th
3-4:30 pm
Malonga Center, Studio E
FREE

Get an up close insiders’ view in the studio as we prepare for our third leg of the to go again tour in the Midwest and East Coast! See repertory that the Company has performed in 15 cities including to go again, choreographed by Joe Goode, honoring the lives and experiences of veterans and their families. 

Schmooze with Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew, new Rehearsal Director Gregory Dorado, and our new company of dancers. Light snacks will be provided and this event is free.

Oct
18
12:00 pm12:00

Disability, Dance, & Film: UCSF/AXIS/REEL Abilities

  • Byers Hall Auditorium and Atrium,

Tuesday, October 18 at 12 PM - 1:30 PM

The UCSF Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues presents:

ReelAbilities Film Festival kicks off its UCSF campus film series with special night with AXIS Dance Company.
 

Background Reading:
Whatley, Sarah The Spectacle of Difference: Dance and Disability on Screen
http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/screendance/article/viewFile/325/319


This event includes:
- a showing of the film "Dancing Outside the Box" a film by David Block
- a panel discussion with Judy Smith, AXIS Dance Company Artistic Director & Kimberly Topp, Chair of UCSF's Physical Therapy Department
- a performance by AXIS Dance Company

For more information, click here.

Oct
17
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dance Jam

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for 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.

$12 single drop in
$60 for all jams (pre-paid online only)

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

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams

For tickets please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams-2016

Oct
7
12:00 pm12:00

AXIS Performance at Rotunda Dance Series

  • San Francisco City Hall

After a 15 city tour, AXIS Dance Company returns home to share with Bay Area audiences a sampling of its current works.   Over the past year, AXIS has connected with veteran populations across the United States with to go again, a dance theater work by Joe Goode inspired by veterans’ stories of resilience.   Additional works on the program include excerpts from Alex Ketley, Maurya Kerr and Bobbi Jene Smith’s In Defense of Regret, Sonya Delwaide’s Dix minute plus tard and Marc Brew’s Divide.  With a new ensemble of dancers, AXIS is thrilled to return to the Rotunda Series for this free performance on October 7th.  

The Rotunda Dance Series highlights many cultural traditions from across the world, including all-female hip hop, clogging, traditional Bolivian dance, among others. The Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall’s rotunda space for free monthly noon-time performances. The Rotunda Dance series is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

Learn more about Dancers Group and World Arts West

Contact Michelle Lynch Reynolds  or click here for more information or questions.

Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dance Jam

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for 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.

$12 single drop in
$60 for all jams (pre-paid online only)

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

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams

For tickets please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams-2016

Aug
8
6:00 pm18:00

Community Dance Jam

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

Join AXIS Dance Company in Studio E at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts for 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.

$12 single drop in
$60 for all jams (pre-paid online only)

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

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams

For tickets please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/dance-jams-2016

Aug
8
Aug 10

AXIS Dance Company: Summer Intensive & Physically Integrated Dance Teacher Training

  • AXIS Dance Company

Module 3: Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals and Educators (Monday-Wednesday, August 8-10) $300

Our teacher-training course is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading physically integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment. Drawing on AXIS Dance Company's creative practice, expertise and methodology in teaching physically integrated dance, participants will be exploring the following areas during the three-day course:

  • 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 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 physically integrated dance.
  • Build teachers' confidence and set up a teachers' network for future support.
  • Q&A time for discussion and feedback.

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/summer-intensive

Aug
4
Aug 6

AXIS Dance Company: Summer Intensive & Physically Integrated Dance Teacher Training

  • AXIS Dance Company

Module 2: Choreography and Performance (Thursday-Saturday, August 4-6) $300

Each day will start with a technique class, learning material and dance sequences, to develop dancers technique, memory, coordination, and movement qualities and dynamics. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn company repertoire to gain an insight to the tasks and skills used to devise work in the company's current repertoire. The skills from class will then be used to develop dancers own choreographic interests to investigate their own practice. Utilizing these skills, each dancer will be guided through a choreographic exploration from their own concept through a process of devising, creating and developing choreographic material. The works created will be rehearsed and developed, with an opportunity to present the work as part of a sharing for peers and friends of the AXIS Dance Company community.

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/summer-intensive

 

Aug
1
Aug 3

AXIS Dance Company: Summer Intensive & Physically Integrated Dance Teacher Training

  • AXIS Dance Company

Module 1: Improvisation and Site Specific Work (Monday-Wednesday, August 1-3) $300

Dancers will be guided daily through improvisation scores and structured improvisation to develop partnering and listening skills in a trusting and safe environment. Dancers will be challenged to go to unfamiliar places with ones own movement vocabulary and develop improvisation skills in performance. Dancers will be responding to different sites and locations, as well as each other, and how these factors impact time and space through the choices dancers make as performers.

For more information please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/summer-intensive

 

 

Jul
30
11:00 am11:00

Axis Dance Company Auditions

  • Malonga Casquelourde Center for the Arts

 

Day 2 of Company Auditions - 

AXIS Dance Company and our Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew are seeking male and female dancers with and without physical disabilities for 40-week contracts beginning in August 2016 and/or January 2017. 

If accepted, dancers must be available to attend AXIS Dance Company's Summer Intensive, held August 1-10, 2016.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/audition

 

 

Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

Axis Dance Company Auditions

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

 

Day 1 of Company Auditions - 

AXIS Dance Company and our Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew are seeking male and female dancers with and without physical disabilities for 40-week contracts beginning in August 2016 and/or January 2017. 

If accepted, dancers must be available to attend AXIS Dance Company's Summer Intensive, held August 1-10, 2016.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.axisdance.org/audition