AXIS Dance Company’s teacher-training course is designed for teachers of dance and experienced artists interested in developing their teaching skills in leading integrated dance in an inclusive and supportive environment. Drawing on AXIS Dance Company’s creative practice, expertise and methodology in teaching integrated dance, students will explore the following areas:
- Open door policy – Removing any physical and emotional barriers that prevent people with disabilities from attending class
- Universal language and communication
- Exploring a variety of dance techniques, disciplines and approaches to teaching dance
- Stripping away the myths of integrated dance for a realistic approach to teaching inclusivity
- To challenge and be challenged – a mutual dialogue of respect between teacher and student
- Body specificity – Working with different bodies to ensure all are challenged and learning
- Develop useful tools and skills to put into practice
- Ensuring best practice in integrated dance
- Build teachers’ confidence and set up a teachers’ network for future support
- Q&A time for discussion and feedback
About AXIS Dance Company
Changing 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.
Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.
We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).
Photo by David DaSilva