Presenting AXIS Dance Company
New Work Feature: Alice in Oakland
For his first international commission, AXIS Artistic Director Brew will work with
UK-based dance theater artist Arthur Pita. Set and costume collaborator Yann Seabra will partner on the project and it will be the largest project of AXIS’ to
date. The work will be co-presented for its premiere on November 1, 2019 at San Francisco based Z Space, a theater devoted to artistic risk taking and collaboration.
Working with AXIS’ integrated company of dancers, Arthur Pita’s dance theater work Alice in Oakland will explore the growing rate of homelessness and conditions homeless individuals face in the Bay Area. AXIS dancers will serve as a vessel to portray these intimate stories. In the creation period, Pita and AXIS Dancers and staff will partner with the Coalition of Homelessness to conduct workshops
and interviews to inform the creation process and the development
of content for workshops to offer while touring the work.
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“Fearless and contemporary, inventive and reinvigorated.
AXIS is still breaking artistic ground.”
Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle
“There are many talented dance companies that create strong engagement activities along with their performances, but there are not many that can create the kind of inclusive, immersive experience that
-Anthea Scouffas, Director of Engagement/Education, Leid Center
“AXIS's integrated approach
to artistry and advocacy is extraordinary and marks
them as leaders in the field
and change makers to watch.”
-Kara Gibney, Senior Director of
Community Action, Training and Artist Services