Dance for All!

Jan 18, 2011
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Get rid of the winter Blues by getting out and getting active. One dance company we found blends people of all shapes, sizes and abilities into a one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. The beauty of the human spirit is ‘front and center’ in everything this company does.

At the heart of the AXIS Dance Company dance is a vision of an inclusive world and a commitment to art and visual motion design that the audience has said changed their idea of the possibilities of the human body forever.

Founded in 1987, AXIS has become a contemporary dance and disability culture. AXIS has bulldozed through the barriers to inclusion and has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form – physically integrated dance. The public has demonstrated interest and support for this vision as shown by the schedule of performances AXIS has had in over sixty cities through-out the United States and in Europe and Siberia.

The Artistic Director is Judith Smith, Under Smith’s direction AXIS has received a number of national and international dance competition awards and is also known for its unparalleled education/outreach program Dance Access and its youth component Dance Access/KIDS! that offer a dynamic and fresh schedule of events for adults and youth of all abilities at home in Los Angeles and on tour across the country. The goal of the AXIX Dance Company is:

  • to create and perform contemporary dance that is developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without disabilities
  • to teach dance and educate about collaboration and disability through community education and outreach programs
  • to promote and support physically integrated dance locally, nationally and internationally

You can learn more about this award-winning and visionary inclusive dance company on their website at: http://www.axisdance.org/

AXIS may be scheduled to perform in your area- but even if they are not,  you might check into dance studios in your area to see what types of recreational inclusive dance classes are available.

Author: Tanya