AXIS Dance Company 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 AXIS Dance ~ SF Wind Ensemble ~Switchboard Music Festival ~ Mobius Guitar Trio Live http://kalw.org/post/axis-dance-sf-wind-ensemble-switchboard-music-festival-mobius-guitar-trio-live <div><p>This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judy Smith,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Artistic Director and co-founder of </span><a href="http://axisdance.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">AXIS Dance Company</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and choreographer Linda K. Johnson about the AXIS 2014 Home Season;&nbsp;we hear live music from&nbsp;the </span><a href="http://mobiustrio.com">Mobius</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> guitar trio, part of&nbsp;the <a href="http://www.switchboardmusic.com">Switchboard</a> Music Festival line-up, and festival co-director Annie Philips talks about the Festival and some of the other performers; conductor <a href="http://www.seggelke.info/wordpress/">Martin </a></span><a href="http://www.seggelke.info/wordpress/">Seggelke</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns to talk about the <a href="http://www.sfwindensemble.org">San Francisco Wind Ensemble’</a>s last concert of the season; and Peter Robinson helps us celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, including a preview of this year’s <a href="http://www.osfashland.org/en.aspx">Oregon Shakespeare Festival</a>.&nbsp; </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:51:19 +0000 David Latulippe 42204 at http://kalw.org AXIS Dance ~ SF Wind Ensemble ~Switchboard Music Festival ~ Mobius Guitar Trio Live