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Axis dancers practicing for an upcoming show.

AXIS: A dance company for every body

Oakland is home to many diverse dance companies that travel the world performing unique choreography for all to see, but one group stands out from the rest: AXIS. Nearing their 30th anniversary, this physically-integrated repertory company has both...
AXIS, Sonsherée Giles, Rodney Bell

Disabled dancers redefine contemporary dance

AXIS Dance Company’s dancers are exceptional in more ways than most performers. Four of the company's seven members, including artistic director Judith Smith, have physical disabilities and dance in wheelchairs. Since AXIS's founding in 1987,...
Axis Dance Company

Dance company looks beyond disabilities

Axis performed its unique style of modern dance last Thursday at Dance Access Day: A Day of Dance, Disability, Performance and Fun at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland. Audience members included...