MMDG Master Class Series

AXIS Dance Company: Physically Integrated Dance

A leader in the form of Physically Integrated Dance for the past 30 years, Oakland based AXIS Dance Company will introduce this exciting dance form for people with and without physical disabilities. Using creative movement, improvisation and modern dance techniques we will explore solo, duet and ensemble material.  This class will be led by AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew and AXIS Company members.


Participants will be asked to share any accommodation needs at the time of registration.

February 14
11:00AM - 1:00PM
$20
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AXIS Dance Company: changing the face of dance and disability. Based in Oakland since 1987, AXIS is the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of performers with and without disabilities.  Celebrating its 30th year, AXIS is thrilled to announce the appointment of internally 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 important 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. 

Acclaimed International choreographer and AXIS Artistic Director 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 20 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 AXIS Dance Company. Marc was Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre, Associate Artistic Director with Ballet Cymru in Wales and was Associate Artist in 2015 at Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. Since 2008 Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company and his recent choreographic commissions include Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru, YDance, 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 Guardian's Top 10 Dance Shows for 2016. For more information visit: www.marcbrew.com

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