AXIS Dance Company Residency

In residency at Boston University – March 13-18, 2017

The BU Arts Initiative, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The BU Dance Program, and the BU Office of Disability Services are pleased to host AXIS Dance Company for a residency March 13-18, 2017.

AXIS Dance Company exists to change the face of dance and disability through three pillars of activity: Artistry, Engagement, and Advocacy.  

AXIS Dance Company was founded in 1987 and has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form called physically integrated dance, which features dancers with and without disabilities. Nearing their 30th year, AXIS Dance Company recently announced Marc Brew as the new Artistic Director. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith since 1997, AXIS’ list of collaborators includes Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer,  Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Meredith Monk, Joan Jeanrenaud, and Fret Frith. AXIS has toured major dance venues and festivals in more than 100 cities nationwide as well as internationally to Europe and Russia. Their work has been honored with seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, and the company was featured twice on FOX TV’s So You Think You Can Dance.

“There is no more defiant a land that I can think of than AXIS. They showed me what dance could be.” Bill T Jones, Choreographer/MacArthur Fellow

“Audiences unaccustomed to seeing such inventive movement generated from what could be considered limitation may find themselves re-evaluating their own ideas of artistic perfection.” Lucia Maro, Chicago Tribune

AXIS1Photo by Dino Corti. Dancers Julie Crothers, Dwayne Scheuneman, and Sophie Stanley in Joe Goode’s to go again

(all events listed are free and open to the public – RSVP Required)

Monday, March 13th, 1:00 – 5:30 pm
Symposium – Performing Arts and Disability: Leadership, Inclusion, and Training
Location: BU Hillel
Please follow link for more information and RSVP

Tuesday, March 14th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Fundamentals of Physically Integrated Dance (no dance experience necessary): SOLD OUT
Location: FitRec L240

Wednesday, March 15th, 11:00 – 12:30 pm
Redefining Dance & Disability: RSVP
Location: Hiebert Lounge (BU School of Medicine)

Wednesday, March 15th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Fundamentals of Physically Integrated Dance (no dance experience necessary): RSVP
Location: FitRec L240

Thursday, March 16th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Physically Integrated Dance (some dance experience required): SOLD OUT
Location: FitRec L240

Saturday, March 18th, 8:00 pm
Public Performance
Location: BU Dance Theater (915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston)
The entrance to the theater is on Buick Street

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For disability or communication access for those with impairments that may not allow them conventional access to the event’s programming, please contact Christopher Robinson


AXIS2Photo by David DeSilva. Dancers Julie Crothers, Nick Brentley, Dwayne Scheuneman, and Sophie Stanley.