Colorful banner featuring three AXIS dancers. The left side of the banner features AXIS Dance Company's logo and the words "30 more years of rule breaking" in large font with a colorful gradient. In the center, dancer Carina Ho does a backbend with her legs over the back of her wheelchair, her palms flat on the ground, and her back resting on the seat. Dancers Julie Crothers and Lani Dickinson execute jumps and leaps with their arms and legs extended. In the background behind the dancers are five large, colorful, overlapping arrows that point toward the right, where the AXIS 30th anniversary logo sits in the lower corner. Photo by David DeSilva.

October 26-29 2017

Onward & Upward AXIS' 30th Anniversary Oakland 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.

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November 6-11 2017

Residency with Performance on 11/10 at Davidson College, NC

Duke Family Performance Hall
207 Faculty Dr, Davidson, NC 28036
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November 14-17 2017

Integrated Technique Classes curated by AXIS at Gibney Dance

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY
10am-12pm, $20 per class
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AXIS teams up with Gibney Dance to curate a series of physically integrated master technique classes:
11/14 Marc Brew
11/15 Mark Travis-Rivera
11/16 Heidi Latsky
11/17 Alice Sheppard

November 16-18 2017

AXIS' 30th Anniversary Season at Gibney Dance

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY
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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

November 18 2017

AXIS Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance: The Fundamentals

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY
12pm-3pm, $30

November 19-21 2017

Choreographic and Performance Intensive at Gibney Dance

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY
10am-4pm, with a Final Performance Nov. 21st at 3pm
$300, partial scholarships available--Apply by Oct. 10th

February 9-11 2018

AXIS' 30th Anniversary San Francisco Season

Yerba Buena Theater
700 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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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
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