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Bay Area Dance Week: AXIS' Open Rehearsal

Join AXIS for a sneak peek of our Radical Impact Tour including works choreographed by Nadia Adame, Amy Seiwert, and our very own Artistic Director Marc Brew.

Volunteers needed for: 

Friday, April 27th 4:30pm-8pm (Open Rehearsal)


Radical Impact AXIS' 30th Anniversary San Francisco Season

Join AXIS Dance Company for its 2018 San Francisco 'Radical Impact' Tour, running from May 4th-6th at Z Space - 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110.

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. Learn more

'Radical Impact' features Company Dancers James Bowen, Lani Dickinson, Yuko Monden, Dwayne Scheuneman, Janpi Star, and Eddy Rodriguez. 

Volunteers needed for:

Friday, May 4th, 4pm-7:30pm (Donor Reception 6pm)
Friday, May 4th 6pm-10pm (Performance)
Saturday May 5th 6pm-10pm (Performance)
Sunday, May 6th 12pm-4pm (Performance)



The aim of the Choreo-Lab is to develop the artistic skills of disabled choreographers. During the Lab choreographers will be led through a choreographic process from their own starting point to creation with an integrated cast of performers that includes AXIS dancers and professional dancers from the community.

Volunteers needed for:

Saturday, June 23rd 2pm-5:30pm (Showcase)


Summer Intensive

AXIS' Summer Intensive consists of three different modules which cover improvisation, choreography and performance, and dance education. Our specialized 3-day teacher training provides professional dance teachers and experienced artists the chance to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities. 

Volunteers needed for:

Wednesday, August 8th 2pm-5:30pm (Improvisation and Site Specific Class)
Saturday, August 11th 2pm-5:30pm (Performance)


Interested parties should fill out the following form and contact with questions.
Please allow up to one week for email confirmation and additional info. 

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All events at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts are accessible to those using mobility devices. Front entrance has power operated doors with push and kick plates. Two elevators are available as well as a ramp from the elevators into our third floor studios. The Malonga Center is a City of Oakland building that includes artist residences as well as resident companies. We request that all people please NOT wear fragrance or scented products when attending AXIS Dance Company events. However we cannot control the use of cleaning products, scents, or common food allergens within the building. Single stall/all-gender restrooms are available in the theater.

Join the Board of Directors

AXIS is seeking ambassadors of physically-integrated dance. Ever want to be an ambassador of dance and disability within your community? Ever desire to effect change in making dance accessible to everyone regardless of physical ability? AXIS offers a unique opportunity for individuals to help spread the word and gain visibility and national support for our work, and for this rare dance form through membership on our Board.

Previous Board or other relevant experience is very helpful. Staff will meet with interested candidates so they can feel informed of who AXIS is and what we do. 

Contact  and view the AXIS Board Membership Guide for more information.

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Volunteer with Friends of AXIS

Friends of AXIS Volunteers help to create a sense of place and of community among many AXIS supporters.  Friends of AXIS convene to plan events that will encourage a robust audience base and individual donor support for ongoing AXIS dance performances and education programs for people with and without disabilities.  They will engage in a number of activities based on various committee member’s interests, time and resources. 

Volunteers may also choose to focus their efforts on any of the following:

  • EVENTS TEAM: Support annual benefit event and performance events.

  • OFFICE TEAM: Support office team with research and admin projects.

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM: Supports Marketing staff in communication surrounding fundraising, performances and events.

Contact for more information.