Saturday, June 9 | 3:30 – 6:00pm
The Colburn School | Grand Building | Dance Studio A
AXIS Dance Company offers this exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward teachers and faculty working with diverse populations, with the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity. The session includes learning and experiencing participatory exercises and activities for use in classrooms as well as discussion about disability, language, and the development of AXIS' extraordinary inclusive community education program.
Led by AXIS Dance Company’s Artistic Director Marc Brew and Executive Director Robin Anderson.
AXIS Dance Company changes the face of dance and disability through Artistry, Engagement and Advocacy. Based in Oakland since 1987, AXIS is the nation’s most acclaimed ensemble of performers with and without disabilities. During it's 30th anniversary AXIS welcomed internationally renowned choreographer Marc Brew as its new Artistic Director and bid farewell to its Founder and pioneer of the field Judith Smith. Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith from 1997-2016, AXIS’list of collaborators included Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Marc Brew, Meredith Monk, Joan Jeanrenaud and Fred Frith. AXIS has toured to over 100 cities in US, Europe and Russia. The Company has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and has appeared twice on FOX TV's So You Think You Can Dance, exposing their innovative and relevant work of physically integrated dance to millions. Through education and outreach programs thousands of children and adults of all ages and abilities are inspired to dance each year.