November 16th, 17th, & 18th, 8pm
Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Center
280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
*Accessible entrance is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that you will be asked to pass through a security entrance before taking the elevator to the 2nd floor. Small tools may be confiscated. Main entrance (not accessible) located at 54 Chambers.*
AXIS Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary and first New York Season with the premieres of Radical Impact, a commissioned work by newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Brew; The Reflective Surface, a new work by guest choreographer Amy Seiwert; and an excerpt from In Defense of Regret, collectively choreographed by Maurya Kerr, Alex Ketley, and Bobbi Jene Smith.
Marc Brew’s Radical Impact was created in collaboration with Composer/Pianist JooWan Kim, Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Working together for the first time, Marc and Joowan explore what it means to be human through music and movement, investigating themes around politics and identity. The work draws on each dancer’s 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 which is transformed through Seiwert’s unique quirkiness, kineticism, and layered partnering.
In Defense of Regret rejects dance created through graphic or architectural vantage points to prioritize movement as a map of our interior landscapes. An excerpt of Alex Ketley’s contribution to the work is featured.