November 17-19, 2015
Community Classes on Physically Integrated Dance
1. November 18, 2:30-4:00 p.m
2. November 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Minnie B. Veal Recreation Center
1070 Grove Ave., Edison, NJ
Both are Free and Open to the Public
AXIS Dance Company is one of the world's leading and most innovative ensembles of dancers with and without disabilities. Paving the way for physically integrated dance, AXIS shares its cutting edge artistic and education/outreach work with thousands annually all over the world. AXIS Dance Company has been featured twice on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance.
Founded in 1987, AXIS emerged at a time when Disabilities Rights and Independent Living Movement were gaining stride and the dance community was just beginning to open its doors to people with disabilities. Now under the artistic and education/outreach vision of Judy Smith, Artistic Director, she has taken AXIS to new heights, dramatically expanding AXIS' education and outreach efforts and collaborating with leading contemporary choreographers and composers, including Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, Margaret Jenkins, Sonya Delwaide, Alex Ketley, David Dorfman, Meredith Monk, and Joan Jeanrenaud.
This engagement of the AXIS Dance Company is made possible through: the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) ArtWorks program; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs; the Cultural Programming Fund at Rutgers University-Newark; and the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.