Apr

24

Questions from the Audience, part 1: Catching up with the AXIS Dancers

Over our Home Season weekend, we collected feedback from many of the nearly 900 community members who showed up to experience the debut performances of Realign the Curve. You all had some really great things to say – so great in fact, it only seemed right to share them. So as promised, here is the […]

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Apr

21

The People Have Spoken

Last weekend, we at AXIS had the great privilege and immense pleasure of sharing our work with more than 800 community members during our 26th annual home season run. Over the course of Realign the Curve’s debut weekend, the seats of the Malonga Casquelourd Theater filled to bursting, with an eclectic mix – everyone from […]

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Apr

10

Things Learned While Making History

This Friday, April 11th, AXIS will make history. Not only will the 2014 Home Season premiere of Realign the Curve feature the world premiere of acclaimed choreographer Marc Brew’s new work, Divide, and AXIS’ first-ever dance film, The Gift (of Impermanence) by director and choreographer Alex Ketley, it also represents the first time in history […]

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Apr

08

Exploring AXIS

Last night I attended the second AXIS Explored event: a dance workshop led by the dancers and Marc Brew, who taught a few moves from  his new piece Divide. We were invited to experiment with our own movements and then work with others to create our own short piece. For a non-dancer, (and despite initially […]

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Apr

03

Home Season Performance Weekend April 11-13

Costumes are being fitted, lights are being cued, and tickets are selling fast. Our Home Season is just around the corner on April 11-13. This is a show you don’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets today! Also, check out this clip of our Guest Artistic Director Marc Brew talking about his new work Divide:

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Mar

06

AXIS Dancers Take Gensler’s Headquarters by Storm

An exciting transformation in the AXIS Downtown Oakland office is brewing! Our Facebook friends may have already caught the first taste of AXIS’ upcoming office makeover (check it out here). The project, generously spear-headed by Gensler Architecture Firm of San Francisco, seeks to transform our Downtown Oakland office space from it’s current less-than-inspiring pallor to a […]

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Feb

25

Plunging In: AXIS Spring 2014 Production Internship

“Through dance, I reclaimed my body, discovered the dance that didn’t require anything more than exactly what I had to give in any moment, and finally found a way to stop grieving what I had supposedly lost.” Today marks the second official day of my nine-week tenure with AXIS Dance Company as this seasons’ Spring […]

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Jan

17

Let’s dance…

From Christmas holidays visiting family in Australia to New Year in Glasgow, Scotland and then on route to San Francisco/East Bay to start work with AXIS Dance Company on January 6th, I have literally travelled half the globe to get to Oakland, but I am very happy to be here and begin the new year […]

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Dec

20

Measuring the year in gratitude

  Dear AXIS Community, Our extended family continues to inspire me as an artist and as a human being. Our dancers, choreographers, and production team, who share their technical skill and passion on stage and in the studio. Our staff, Board of Directors, and Friends of AXIS committee, who creatively support the operations of our company. Our school partners, who […]

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Dec

19

AXIS Names New Managing Director

Karl Cronin former general manager of The Equus Projects—and named emerging arts leader by EAP/Bay Area in 2011—who is widely known and admired for his dance and concert music management and production expertise will assume full-time duties with the groundbreaking dance company starting on January 2, 2014. Appointment follows months-long organizational restructuring process supported by lead […]

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