AXIS Dance Company

8:00pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

AXIS Dance Company expands the boundaries of performance

AXIS Dance Company 2012. Dancers: Emily Eifler & Sebastian Grubb. In choreography by Amy Seiwert.
David DeSilva

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.

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.

This is a rehearsal for AXIS Dance Company, 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.

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10:51am

Thu April 10, 2014
Open Air ~ 4/10/14 at 1pm

AXIS Dance ~ SF Wind Ensemble ~Switchboard Music Festival ~ Mobius Guitar Trio Live

AXIS Dance Company

Open Air with David Latulippe, 10 April 2014.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Judy Smith, Artistic Director and co-founder of AXIS Dance Company, and choreographer Linda K. Johnson about the AXIS 2014 Home Season; we hear live music from the Mobius guitar trio, part of the Switchboard Music Festival line-up, and festival co-director Annie Philips talks about the Festival and some of the other performers; conductor Martin Seggelke returns to talk about the San Francisco Wind Ensemble’s last concert of the season; and Peter Robinson helps us celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, including a preview of this year’s Oregon Shakespeare FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday April 10, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.