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Dance4All: a 3 day intensive
with AXIS Dance Company
March 6 – 8, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00pm Daily

All Inclusive Fee: $300.00.

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Join AXIS Dance Company for an intense, fun and explorative adventure in dance and disability where all people interested in contemporary dance are welcome to join us. Drawing on AXIS Dance Company’s 29 years in leading the field of Physically Integrated dance with AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew and company dancers we will share with you an interment journey of discovery into the working practices and methods of the company. You will develop skills in physically integrated dance through the use of inclusive language, improvisation, partnering work, translation, learning existing repertoire and developing choreographic ideas and tasks to share with fellow artists. AXIS’ first East Coast Intensive is not to be missed!

This intensive is facilitated by AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew and company dancers.


Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance

Wednesday, March 8 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm / FREE

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.

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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.

    Instructors

  • AXIS Dance Company

    AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability. Based in Oakland, CA, AXIS is one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith, the Company has collaborated with leading contemporary choreographers and composers, including Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Alex Ketley, Marc Brew, Joanna Haigood, Sonya Delwaide, Margaret Jenkins, Meredith Monk, Fred Frith and Joan Jeanrenaud.

    AXIS has toured major dance venues and festivals in more than 100 cities nationwide as well as internationally to Europe and Russia. AXIS was featured twice on FOX TV’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as on KQED’s SPARK program and KRCB’s One in 5 Stories. AXIS’ work has been honored with seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards.

    Through their dance education and outreach program, Dance Access, thousands of children and adults of all ages and abilities are inspired to dance each year. Programs include classes, assemblies, residencies and our internationally attended Summer Intensive and Teacher Training. For more information visit axisdance.org.

  • Marc Brew

    Acclaimed International choreographer Marc Brew trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in the UK and Internationally for the past 19 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 and Guest Artistic Director with AXIS Dance Company. 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 is now 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 www.marcbrew.com