Axis Dance Company
Trish Saccomano | 2019-12-02
Axis Dance Company: Changing the face of dance & disability. We accomplish our mission through three pillars of activity: artistry, engagement, advocacy
The heart of AXIS is the commissioning, creation, and performance of contemporary dance that is developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without physical disabilities. Our artistic vision to collaborate with high profile choreographers and cutting edge innovative dance makers of our time was an excellent strategy that has resulted in artistically stunning and significant dance works. More than any other company in the United States, AXIS has been at the forefront of the field, building a bridge between contemporary dance, integrated dance, and disability culture.
A few weeks ago, Axis Dance Company based out of Oakland, California introduced a new form of dance – integrated dance – in a day long workshop hosted by the University of Utah region, BTSALP.
AXIS created the opportunity for the children with disabilities at Jordan Valley School to engage in dance with their peers from Sprucewood Elementary (Canyons School District.) They addressed the challenges and opportunities that integrated dance and inclusion present to students, teachers and BTSALP specialists.