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Free Tickets, Transportation Available for Vision-Impaired Dance Patrons


Blind or vision-impaired patrons can request free tickets and transportation from Union Station Metro Stop to AXIS Dance Company’s upcoming audio-described performances on May 19 at 8pm and May 20 at 7pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington D.C.

The mixed program will include Full of Words, a new commission from UK choreographer Marc Brew, Light Shelter by David Dorfman, and The Narrowing by Sebastian Grubb.

AXIS creates, performs, and teaches “physically-integrated dance”—a contemporary dance form that evolves from the collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities. The company has performed in more than 60 cities nationwide, as well as in Europe and Siberia, and has collaborated with Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, Joanna Haigood, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, Margaret Jenkins, Sonya Delwaide, Alex Ketley, David Dorfman, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Meredith Monk, Fred Frith, and Joan Jeanrenaud.

Tickets are $25 adults or $15 students and seniors and are available at

For free audio-description transport and tickets, contact Joel Snyder, ACB Audio Description Project, at 202.467.5083, 301.920.0218,, or by May 17 at 5pm.

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AXIS Troupe at Bates Dance Festival


AXIS Dance Company, an acclaimed ensemble of performers with and without disabilities, presents works by choreographers David Dorfman and Alex Ketley on July 30 and 31 as part of the Bates Dance Festival at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

AXIS Dance Company in Alex Ketley’s Vessel (Photo by Andrea Flores)

The weekend program at the college’s Alumni Gymnasium will include the most recent AXIS commission, Dorfman’s Light Shelter, and Ketley’s Vessel. For tickets, call 207.786.6381 or visit

In addition, Judith Smith, the founder and artistic director of AXIS, and some of the company’s dancers will discuss their mixed-abilities work and their collaborations with choreographers in a lecture-demonstration at 7:30 p.m., July 26, also in the Alumni Gymnasium. Admission is free.


June Dates in D.C. for AXIS Dance


AXIS Dance Company, an ensemble of artists with and without disabilities, will perform June 11 and 12 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

The program includes David Dorfman’s Light Shelter; Vessel, by Alex Ketley; A Room With No View by Sonya Delwaide; and Joe Goode’s the beauty that was mine, through the middle, without stopping.

For the week preceding the performances AXIS will be in residence at Dance Place in Washington, where it will conduct workshops and develop a community participation piece with Dorfman.

Tickets to the performances at Atlas, 1333 H Street NE, are $22 general admission, with discounts for children, seniors, students, teachers, and artists. To order, visit or call 202.269.1600.


Summer Lineup for Bates Dance Festival


DSL Dance Wire Monica Bill Barnes and Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, COCo Dance Theatre, and AXIS Dance Company are scheduled to perform in the 28th season of public events this summer at the Bates Dance Festival, held annually at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine 

Monica Bill Barnes & Company will present Another Parade, set to music by James Brown, Tina Turner, Bach, and Elvis, at its July 10 concert.

 Doug Varone and Dancers will perform new works, including Lux and Castles, and excerpts from Varone’s work in progress, Chapters from a Broken Novel. The performances July 15 and 17 will mark Varone’s sixth creative residency since 1992.

 On July 23 and 24 Cynthia Oliver’s COCo Dance Theatre will present Oliver’s newest work, Rigidigidim di Bamba: Ruptured Calypso, an evening-length, multidisciplinary piece that features eight women from the Caribbean diaspora.

 AXIS Dance Company, an ensemble of performers with and without disabilities, will present works by David Dorfman, Alex Ketley, and Sonya Delwaide on July 30 and 31.

 All four troupes will perform in the college’s Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College Street. For details and ticket information, visit the festival website at

 In addition to the performances, the festival, founded in 1982, will offer its Young Dancers Workshop, for students ages 14 to 18, from June 25 to July 16; its Professional Training Program from July 17 to August 8; and its Youth Arts Program for local youngsters from July 17 to August 7.

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