AXIS Dance Company plus REVolutions Dance & Karen Peterson Dancers
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00pm
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL, 33135
As part of Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival, the evening features AXIS Dance Company in the South Florida Premiere of The Reflective Surface, which starts with a ballet foundation and transforms it with quirky kineticism, with choreography by Sacramento Ballet's Artistic Director Amy Seiwert; and the South Florida Premiere of Radical Impact, with choreography by AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew, in collaboration with JooWan Kim of Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj, that explores what it means to be human through music and movement. The evening will also include shorter works from REVolutions Dance and Karen Peterson and Dancers.
AXIS Dance Company
In its 31st year, AXIS is the leading U.S.-based physically integrated dance company. Led since 1997 by pioneering former Artistic Director, Judith Smith, it is now under the direction of Marc Brew. They have collaborated with high profile choreographers to create stunningly significant works, including Joe Goode, David Dorfman, Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio and Remy Charlip. AXIS maintains an extensive educational program for dancers of all abilities and ages. The San Francisco Chronicle describes their current “Radical Impact” tour as, "Fearless and contemporary, inventive and reinvigorated.”
REVolutions Dance is an inclusive dance program and company based in Tampa, Florida, founded in 2005 by Dwayne Scheuneman, an accomplished wheelchair dancer, and Amie West. REVolutions Dance has performed work and conducted workshops nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Karen Peterson and Dancers
Karen Peterson and Dancers was founded in 1990, and is Florida’s leading company dedicated to integrating dancers and students with a range of physical abilities. They have presented an annual season of new work at multiple venues throughout South Florida, have performed throughout the state, and have presented their work nationally, from New York to Washington, D.C., and in nine countries, including Brazil, Spain, Ireland, Serbia and Portugal. In honor of her work, Ms. Peterson has received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the New World School of the Arts, a Bank of America "Cultural Award" from the American Red Cross, and a "Queen of the Arts” Award from the Miami Herald.
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Radical Impact by Marc Brew. Photo by David DeSilva.