photo by David DeSilva
Upcoming Performances in 2017
October 26-29 2017
Onward and Upward AXIS' 30th Anniversary Home Season
Join AXIS Dance Company for its 2017 Oakland Home Season 'Onward & Upward', running from October 26th-29th at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts.
AXIS Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with the premiere of 'Radical Impact', a commissioned work by newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Brew. Created in collaboration with Composer JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Oakland-based Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Brew's work comes alive with Kim's original score for live string quartet. 'Radical Impact' explores what it means to be human through music and movement, investigating themes around identity. The work draws on each dancers 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 that is transformed through Seiwerts unique quirkiness, kineticism, and layered partnering.
Finally, the original cast of 'Secret Ponies', choreographed by Stephen Petronio in 2001, returns to perform excerpts from this iconic work. Founder & Director Judith Smith returns to the stage alongside fellow dancers Nadia Adame, Alisa Rasera, Nicole Richter, and Bonnie Lewkowicz.
'Onward & Upward' features Company Dancers James Bowen, Lani Dickinson, Scotty Hardwig, Carina Ho, Yuko Monden, and Dwayne Scheuneman.
Thursday, October 26th, 7:30pm (LGBTQ Reception 6pm)
Friday, October 27th, 7:30pm (Includes ASL interpretation & Post-Show Q&A)
Saturday October 28th, 7:30pm (Oakland Proud Post-Show Reception *purchase VIP ticket option*)
Sunday, October 29th, 3:00pm
$30 Advanced Purchase General Admission
$35 At the door
$20 Low-Income Discount Ticket
Guests will have the option to specify wheelchair accessible seating and companion seats before checkout. ASL interpretation available Friday, October 27th.
November 6-11 2017
Residency with Performance on 11/10 at Davidson College, NC
November 16-18 2017
Radical Impact Tour - AXIS' First New York Season at Gibney Dance
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY
This is part of Gibney Dance's POP series, a program supporting curated rental opportunities for the dance community.
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, NYC. click here for more info
February 9-11 2018
AXIS' 30th Anniversary San Francisco Season
Yerba Buena Theater
700 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 19-25 2018
Residency with Performance on 2/24 at Gordon Center, MD
Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 2111