disability http://kalw.org en AXIS Dance Company expands the boundaries of performance http://kalw.org/post/axis-dance-company-expands-boundaries-performance <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Three dancers are sweating under their choreographer’s demanding eye. They turn, jump, and lean into each other, flowing across the room. The sound of bare feet mixes with the squeaking of rubber against the floor. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">That’s the sound of dancer Joel Brown’s wheelchair. As he propels into a turn, the other dancers, Sonsheree Giles and Sebastian Grubb, match his movements, but on their feet. Then choreographer Marc Brew, who’s been watching from the front of the studio, glides over to the trio. He’s also in a wheelchair. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">This is a rehearsal for <a href="http://axisdance.org">AXIS Dance Company</a>, a pioneer in a dance form it calls “physically integrated dance,” which uses both disabled and non-disabled dancers. Though AXIS has been around for more than 20 years, it’s still rare to see this kind of work. </span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:00:00 +0000 Jen Chien 42229 at http://kalw.org AXIS Dance Company expands the boundaries of performance An inmate learns about self through caring for others http://kalw.org/post/inmate-learns-about-self-through-caring-others <p></p><p></p><p><em>KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the <a href="http://kalw.org/term/san-quentin-prison-report">San Quentin Prison Report</a>, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.</em></p><p><span style="font-size:21px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Sandy Rashid Lockhard is 35 years old. In 2002, he robbed four men at gunpoint outside of a Walmart store in Lancaster, CA. He was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 24 years in state prison. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.1500000000000001;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:21px;font-family:Calibri;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Prison time hasn’t been easy. He has gotten in trouble for refusing a cellmate, contraband, cell fighting, refusing a direct order, and being involved in a prison riot. Despite that, in 2009, he was entrusted with an extraordinary responsibility. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:08:20 +0000 Tommy Shakur Ross 36063 at http://kalw.org An inmate learns about self through caring for others The Americans with Disabilities Act http://kalw.org/post/americans-disabilities-act <P>Chuck Finney is joined by a panel from the San Francisco Bar Association to discuss t<SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: 13px">he Americans with Disabilities Act protections for persons with disabilities.</SPAN></P> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Chuck Finney 16302 at http://kalw.org