Back to All Events

AXIS & Rawcus Dance Performance at Pomeroy Center

Friday, May 17, 2019
7:30pm to 9:30pm
$15/$60 table for 4
FREE for people with disabilities

Pomeroy Center
207 Skyline Blvd
(entrance on Herbst Rd)

The heart of AXIS is the commissioning, creation, and performance of contemporary dance that is developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without physical disabilities. Our artistic vision to collaborate with high profile choreographers and cutting edge innovative dance makers of our time was an excellent strategy that has resulted in artistically stunning and significant dance works. More than any other company in the United States, AXIS has been at the forefront of the field, building a bridge between contemporary dance, integrated dance, and disability culture.

Formed in 2000, Rawcus is an award winning and critically acclaimed long-term ensemble of performers with and without disability who create distinct performance work and deliver exceptional arts experiences. Collaborating with a core creative team Rawcus devises new work that expresses the imaginative world of the Ensemble. Drawing on dance, theatre and visual art disciplines, the work is crafted with a precision that supports the performers but allows space for their inherent sense of anarchy. Rawcus’ performance aesthetic is characterised by a marriage of intense physicality and arresting visual imagery. Rawcus’ work is sculptural, unexpected, beautiful, funny and tender.

Rawcus’ work has won numerous awards and has featured as part of Dance Massive, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Next Wave Festival and Melbourne Fringe.Rawcushas worked collaboratively with diverse Australian arts companies including The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Restless Dance Company, Born in a Taxi and Chambermade Opera . 

The Pomeroy Center Arts Series serves a diverse population: people living on San Francisco's west side; and adults with developmental disabilities from throughout the City. People with disabilities generally have little access to quality live arts performance, particularly in a classic setting. The residents of the Sunset District in San Francisco also experience a shortage of live arts performances, in that nearly all event venues are several miles to the East.

What is exciting about our arts series is that we will be creating a truly inclusive environment, one where Pomeroy Center clients and their non-disabled neighbors will attend high quality live arts events side by side. The series will also provide vocational training, with clients learning to do event setup, ushering, working at will call, selling concessions, and serving as hosts for our community guests.