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.

photo by David DeSilva

Upcoming Performances in 2017


July 1-2, 2017 - 12pm & 2:30pm

A site-specific journey through an urban garden

Choreographed by renowned site artist Stephan Koplowitz
With an original score by Pamela Z & costumes by Callie Floor

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
760 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103
FREE guided promenade performances - RSVP encouraged

AXIS Dance Company, Dancers’ Group and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival are pleased to present Occupy - A site-specific journey through an urban garden, July 1-2, 2017. Occupy is inspired by the history, design and architecture of Yerba Buena Gardens,  San Francisco and the unique movement capabilities of AXIS Dance Company and their extended cast of performers. Featuring twenty disabled and non-disabled performers, Occupy offers both an immersive and expansive experience. All performances are free, but RSVP is encouraged.

Occupy is the first event in a series of programs commemorating AXIS Dance Company’s 30th Anniversary.  It also marks AXIS Founder and longtime Artistic Director Judith Smith’s final commission. Smith passes the torch to AXIS’ new Artistic Director Marc Brew after nearly 20 years at the helm, and moves into a multi-faceted advocacy role as Founder & Director.  LEARN MORE & RSVP


October 26-29 2017

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.