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:
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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
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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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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Nov
14
10:00am10:00am

Gibney NYC Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS: Marc Brew

 

Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS Dance at Gibney NYC: Marc Brew

Tuesday, November 14th

10am-12pm

Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway, NYC

Fee: $20

Find AXIS Curated Technique Classes Here

AXIS teams up with Gibney Dance to curate a series of physically integrated master technique classes. 

Marc Brew: International acclaimed and award winning choreographer Marc Brew trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in Australia, the UK and Internationally for the past 20 years as a director, choreographer, dancer, teacher and speaker; with the Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre, CandoCo Dance Company and was Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre and Associate Artist at Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. He was a guest performer, collaborator and media spokes person for the London Hand Over Ceremony for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony. Since 2008 Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company and his work has been toured to critical acclaim across the world. Marc's outdoor work (i)land was commissioned for the Glasgow 2014 Cultural programme and Without Walls, his Unlimited Commission Fusional Fragments was part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and a collaboration with world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. His new work For Now I am… had its World Premiere at the inaugural Dance International Glasgow Festival 2015 to outstanding 5 star reviews. Marc has also produced work for a number of high profile companies such as Scottish Ballet, Indepen-dance 4, Ballet Cymru, AXIS Dance Company (USA), Candoco Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Touch Compass (NZ), Amy Seiwert’s Imagery (USA), The London Contemporary Dance School, YDance, National Theatre Scotland and Dundee Rep Theatre. Marc has been presented with a Centenary Medal for Outstanding Contribution as a dancer and choreographer and in 2014 Marc was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Performance (Individual) at the prestigious Isadora Duncan Awards for his solo piece Remember When. Marc is Guest Artistic Director at AXIS Dance Company and Associate Artistic Director at Ballet Cymru in Wales.

 

 

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Nov
15
10:00am10:00am

Gibney NYC Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS: Mark Travis Rivera

Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS Dance at Gibney NYC: Mark Travis Rivera

Wednesday, November 15th

10am-12pm

Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway, NYC

Fee: $20

Find Axis Curated Technique Classes Here

AXIS teams up with Gibney Dance to curate a series of physically integrated master technique classes. 

Mark Travis Rivera is an award-winning activist, author, choreographer, speaker, and writer. He is the Artistic Director/Founder of marked dance project, an integrated dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers based in New York City. You can learn more by visiting www.MarkTravisRivera.com | @MarkTravRivera

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Nov
16
10:00am10:00am

Gibney NYC Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS: Heidi Latsky

Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS Dance at Gibney NYC: Heidi Latsky

Thursday, November 16th

10am-12pm

Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway, NYC

Fee: $20

Find AXIS Curated Technique Classes Here

AXIS teams up with Gibney Dance to curate a series of physically integrated master technique classes.

Heidi Latsky: Heidi Latsky formed Heidi Latsky Dance in 2001. Commissions include ADF, Lincoln Center, and Whitney Museum. Latsky was Head of the movement department at SChool for Film and Television and is on faculty at STEPS. Lectures about integrated dance Include Harvard, Barnard, Chicago Humanities Festival, and APAP|2015. She has a BA in Psychology with honors, is a founding member of Dance/NYC’s Disability and NYC Dance Task Force and was the first filmmaker in Dance for Film on Location at Montclair State University, underwritten by the Mellon Foundation ON DISPLAY has presented globally, including Athens at the Metropolitan Museum's invitation. 

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Nov
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

30th Anniversary New York Home Season Performance

November 16th, 17th, & 18th, 8pm
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

*Accessible entrance is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that you will be asked to pass through a security entrance before taking the elevator to the 2nd floor. Small tools may be confiscated. Main entrance (not accessible) located at 54 Chambers.*

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AXIS Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary and first New York Season with the premieres of Radical Impact, a commissioned work by newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Brew; The Reflective Surface, a new work by guest choreographer Amy Seiwert; and an excerpt from In Defense of Regret, collectively choreographed by Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, and Bobbi Jene Smith.

Marc Brew’s Radical Impact was created in collaboration with Composer/Pianist JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Working together for the first time, Marc and Joowan explore what it means to be human through music and movement, investigating themes around politics and identity. The work draws on each dancer’s unique experiences and how their stories can be told through the medium of dance.

Bay Area choreographer Amy Seiwert pushes AXIS to a new level of rigor with her new work The Reflective Surface. Featuring an original score by Darren Johnston, this work begins with a ballet foundation which is transformed through Seiwert’s unique quirkiness, kineticism, and layered partnering.

In Defense of Regret rejects dance created through graphic or architectural vantage points to prioritize movement as a map of our interior landscapes. An excerpt of Alex Ketley’s contribution to the work is featured.

 

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Nov
17
10:00am10:00am

Gibney NYC Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS: Alice Sheppard

Integrated Technique Class, Curated by AXIS Dance at Gibney NYC: Alice Shepphard

Friday, November 17th

10am-12pm

Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway, NYC

Fee: $20

Find Axis Curated Technique Classes Here

AXIS teams up with Gibney Dance to curate a series of physically integrated master technique classes. 

Alice Shepphard: http://alicesheppard.com/

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Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series: AXIS Dance

Conversation with AXIS Dance Company
November 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., directly before that evening's performance
Gibney Dance: 280 Broadway, Studio D
Featured Speakers: Gina Gibney, Artistic Director & CEO, Gibney Dance; Kara Gilmour, Senior Director of Community Action & Artist Services, Gibney Dance; and Marc Brew, Artistic Director & Choreographer, AXIS Dance Company

Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series: Organized around New York City metropolitan area performance activity at the nexus of disability and dance, the series features leading artists working at that nexus in conversation with their presenters. The goals of the series are to drive awareness and interest in dance made by and with disabled artists, capture and share lessons learned by featured artists, and generate dialogue and partnerships among attendees. Featured artists are grantees of Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund, created to advance dance making by and with disabled artists.

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Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

30th Anniversary New York Home Season Performance

November 16th, 17th, & 18th, 8pm
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

*Accessible entrance is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that you will be asked to pass through a security entrance before taking the elevator to the 2nd floor. Small tools may be confiscated. Main entrance (not accessible) located at 54 Chambers.*

Purchase tickets

AXIS Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary and first New York Season with the premieres of Radical Impact, a commissioned work by newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Brew; The Reflective Surface, a new work by guest choreographer Amy Seiwert; and an excerpt from In Defense of Regret, collectively choreographed by Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, and Bobbi Jene Smith.

Marc Brew’s Radical Impact was created in collaboration with Composer/Pianist JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Working together for the first time, Marc and Joowan explore what it means to be human through music and movement, investigating themes around politics and identity. The work draws on each dancer’s unique experiences and how their stories can be told through the medium of dance.

Bay Area choreographer Amy Seiwert pushes AXIS to a new level of rigor with her new work The Reflective Surface. Featuring an original score by Darren Johnston, this work begins with a ballet foundation which is transformed through Seiwert’s unique quirkiness, kineticism, and layered partnering.

In Defense of Regret rejects dance created through graphic or architectural vantage points to prioritize movement as a map of our interior landscapes. An excerpt of Alex Ketley’s contribution to the work is featured.

 

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Nov
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Gibney Dance NYC Teacher Training In Physically Integrated Dance

AXIS Dance Company Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance: The Fundamentals

Saturday November 18, 2017
12:00-3:00pm
All Inclusive Fee: $30.00

https://gibneydance.org/event/axis-dance-company-teacher-training-in-physically-integrated-dance-the-fundamentals/

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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.

Accessibility Features
Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the 280 Broadway entrance. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings and attendees will be required to go through building security, including a metal detector. Gibney Dance staff will be present at the entrance to assist with directions.

 

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Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

30th Anniversary New York Home Season Performance

November 16th, 17th, & 18th, 8pm
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

*Accessible entrance is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that you will be asked to pass through a security entrance before taking the elevator to the 2nd floor. Small tools may be confiscated. Main entrance (not accessible) located at 54 Chambers.*

Purchase tickets

AXIS Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary and first New York Season with the premieres of Radical Impact, a commissioned work by newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Brew; The Reflective Surface, a new work by guest choreographer Amy Seiwert; and an excerpt from In Defense of Regret, collectively choreographed by Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, and Bobbi Jene Smith.

Marc Brew’s Radical Impact was created in collaboration with Composer/Pianist JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Working together for the first time, Marc and Joowan explore what it means to be human through music and movement, investigating themes around politics and identity. The work draws on each dancer’s unique experiences and how their stories can be told through the medium of dance.

Bay Area choreographer Amy Seiwert pushes AXIS to a new level of rigor with her new work The Reflective Surface. Featuring an original score by Darren Johnston, this work begins with a ballet foundation which is transformed through Seiwert’s unique quirkiness, kineticism, and layered partnering.

In Defense of Regret rejects dance created through graphic or architectural vantage points to prioritize movement as a map of our interior landscapes. An excerpt of Alex Ketley’s contribution to the work is featured.

 

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Nov
19
to Nov 21

Gibney Dance NYC Choreographic and Performance Intensive

AXIS: Choreographic and Performance Intensive

Sunday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 21
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily
All Inclusive Fee: $300.00
Final Showing: November 21, 2017 / 2:00 – 4:00 pm

https://gibneydance.org/axis-choreographic-and-performance-intensive/

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Each day will start with a technique class learning material and dance sequences to develop dancers’ technique, memory, coordination, movement qualities and dynamics. These skills will then be used in various improvisations and choreographic explorations to develop dancers own choreographic interests and investigations. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn company repertoire and will gain insight to the tasks and skills used to create work in the company. Utilizing the material developed through these skills and tasks, the dancers will then be led through a devising process to create and structure a piece of their own work in solo, duet, small group and ensemble formats. Once developed and rehearsed, there will be an opportunity to perform the created works for peers and friends at Gibney Dance the final day at 3pm.

Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in and note-taking materials.

Partial scholarships available! APPLY

Accessibility Features
Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the 280 Broadway entrance. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings and attendees will be required to go through building security, including a metal detector. Gibney Dance staff will be present at the entrance to assist with directions.

 

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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
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:
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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
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:
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
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
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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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:
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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Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Rockridge Out & About

AXIS partners with Shawl Anderson Dance Center for an afternoon of participatory and performance dance activities at Rockridge Out and About.  Come and check our area at the top of each hour between 1-5 pm for a mix of dance offerings from the AXIS and Shawl Communities.

Sunday, Sept. 17th, 12pm-6pm
FREE, for more info click here
College Ave between Alcatraz & Manila
 

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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

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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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
8
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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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.
Learn more

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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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