AXIS: Choreographic and Performance Intensive

Sunday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 21
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily
All Inclusive Fee: $300.00
Final Showing: November 21, 2017 / 3:00 – 4:00 pm


Each day will start with a technique class learning material and dance sequences to develop dancers’ technique, memory, coordination, movement qualities and dynamics. These skills will then be used in various improvisations and choreographic explorations to develop dancers own choreographic interests and investigations. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn company repertoire and will gain insight to the tasks and skills used to create work in the company. Utilizing the material developed through these skills and tasks, the dancers will then be led through a devising process to create and structure a piece of their own work in solo, duet, small group and ensemble formats. Once developed and rehearsed, there will be an opportunity to perform the created works for peers and friends at Gibney Dance the final day at 3pm.
Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in and note-taking materials.

Accessibility Features
Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the 280 Broadway entrance. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings and attendees will be required to go through building security, including a metal detector. Gibney Dance staff will be present at the entrance to assist with directions.

Additional opportunities with AXIS Dance Company:

Integrated Master Classes

Tuesday, November 14 / Marc Brew
Wednesday, November 15 / Mark Travis Rivera
Thursday, November 16 / Heidi Latsky
November 17 / Alice Sheppard
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Daily
Daily Fee: $20

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AXIS Dance Company Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance: The Fundamentals

Saturday November 18, 2017
12:00 – 3:00 pm
All Inclusive Fee: $30

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’ community education program.

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AXIS Dance Company’s Teacher Training for Dancers, Educators, and Professionals

Saturday February 15 – 17, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
All Inclusive Fee: $300

Registration details coming soon!

About AXIS Dance CompanyChanging 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. Looking onwards and upwards after 30 years of innovation, AXIS is thrilled to announce the appointment of internationally renowned choreographer Marc Brew as its new Artistic Director. 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.
About Marc Brew: Acclaimed International choreographer and AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew has been working in the UK and Internationally for the past 20 years as a director, choreographer, dancer, teacher and speaker; with the Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre, CandoCo Dance Company and as Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre. Early in his career he trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. Since 2008 Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company and is currently Associate Artistic Director with Ballet Cymru in Wales and was Associate Artist in 2015 at Tramway Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland where he has been based. Recent choreographic commissions include Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru, AXIS Dance Company (USA), Candoco Dance Company (UK), Touch Compass (NZ), Amy Seiwert’s Imagery (USA), GDance, Scottish Dance Theatre, Greewnwich & Docklands International Festival and City of London Festival (UK). Marc was featured by Time Out Magazine as the best of the new breed of London’s Rising Dance Talent and was presented with a Centenary Medal for Outstanding Contribution as a dancer and choreographer. His work Remember When was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Performance (individual) and his recent solo work For Now, I am… was listed in the Guardians Top 10 Dance Shows for 2016. More information:
Photo by David DeSilva.