Marisa Pierson

Symposium on Dance & Disability with the AXIS Dance Company

November 17-19, 2015


   November 17, 7:30pm
   New Jersey Performing Arts Center
   One Center Street, Newark, NJ
   Visit - Use code 20CD for 20% discount




     Community Classes
     on Physically Integrated Dance
     1. Nov. 18, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
         Rutgers University
         Paul Robeson Campus Center
         350 Dr. MLK Jr., Blvd.
         Rutgers University-Newark
                                           2. Nov. 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.           
                                               Minnie B. Veal Recreation Center
                                               1070 Grove Ave., Edison, NJ

          Both are Free and Open to the Public

AXIS Dance Copmany 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 beginnng 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 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 a National Dance Project grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).