"Like so much that is surprising in art...AXIS' work instructs the viewer in how to appreciate it, and the lesson is delivered with cogent force: Sympathy is irrelevant. Forget what isn't here, and pay attention to what is."
- Bruce Weber, The New York Times
Please find AXIS Dance Company’s online media kit with photos, and our logo in a downloadable format below:
AXIS Dance Company: changing the face of dance and disability.
We accomplish our mission through three pillars of activity: artistry, education, and advocacy.
AXIS Dance Company is an internationally renowned repertory company. We collaborate with high profile choreographers and cutting edge innovative dance makers of our time, including Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, and Ann Carlson.
Press Photos with Credits
PRESS PHOTO #1: AXIS Dance Company, 2017. Photo by David DeSilva. Dancers (left to right): Julie Crothers, Carina Ho, James Bowen, Liv Schaffer, Lani Dickinson. Home Season 2015.
PRESS PHOTO #2: AXIS Dance Company at Latham Square, Oakland, 2017. Photo by David DeSilva. Dancers (clockwise from top): James Bowen, Liv Schaffer, Dwayne Scheuneman, Carina Ho, Lani Dickinson, Julie Crothers.
PRESS PHOTO #3: AXIS Dance Company, 2017. Photo by David DeSilva. Dancers (left to right): Lani Dickinson, Liv Schaffer, James Bowen, Carina Ho, Julie Crothers.
PRESS PHOTO #4: AXIS Dance Company, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Oakland, 2017. Photo by David DeSilva. Dancers (left to right): Julie Crothers, Dwayne Scheuneman, James Bowen, Lani Dickinson.
Founded in 1987, AXIS is the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of disabled and non-disabled performers. Founding Artistic Director Thais Mazur had the creative vision to gather a group of dancers with and without physical disabilities to explore dance. What first started as a integrated group of dancers exploring and creating one performance piece, quickly led to numerous requests for performances and integrated dance classes.
AXIS is nearing our 30th year and we are thrilled to announce Marc Brew as our new Artistic Director. Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith from 1997-2016, AXIS’ list of collaborators includes Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Meredith Monk, Joan Jeanrenaud and Fred Frith. AXIS has toured to over 100 cities in the USA, Europe and Russia. The Company has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and has appeared twice on FOX TV's So You Think You Can Dance, exposing our genre of dance to millions. As a leader in physically integrated dance in the US, AXIS hosted the first ever National Convening on the Future of Physically Integrated Dance in 2016 followed by Regional Convenings in New England, the South, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the Western States, and the West Coast.
Alongside our artistic performance program the Company provides unparalleled integrated dance education and outreach programs. From recreational to professional training, AXIS builds access to dance education for people of all ages with and without disabilities.
If you are interested in arranging for AXIS to perform at your venue or event, and would like our full press kit, high-resolution photos or a DVD of performance excerpts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.