AXIS Dance Company: Informal Performance and Discussion

Wednesday, March 1 @ 8 pm

EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


PHOTO BY DINO CORTI
"Like much that is surprising in art, AXIS’s work instructs the viewer in how to appreciate it—and the lesson is delivered with cogent force: Sympathy is irrelevant. Forget what isn’t here, and pay attention to what is."
The New York Times
Seating: General Admission

AXIS 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 transforms perceptions of dance and disability. This moving informal performance features a new dance theatre work called to go again, a collaboration between AXIS and San Francisco-based choreographer Joe Goode that brings to light issues facing our nation’s veterans and addresses their resilience following severe life changes. AXIS has performed in more than 100 cities nationwide and internationally in Europe and Russia. The troupe has been featured twice on the FOX hit television show, So You Think You Can Dance, and will be in residency at JMU's Dance department from February 27-March 3. www.axisdance.org

A talk-back with company members will follow the performance. The AXIS residency is supported by the CVPA Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence Grant, a JMU Student Affairs and University Planning Innovation Grant, and the Office of Disability Services.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)



  • "Rock stars of the percussion world," So Percussion is pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.