Disability rewrites the rules of dance

by Beatrice Credi - 2015.11.27
Disability rewrites the rules of dance
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Axis is a contemporary dance company that has changed the face of both dance and disability in one fell swoop. How? By inventing a totally new form of physical expression – or physically integrated dance – that allows artists with and without disabilities to move around the stage. The company, based in California since 1987, has won numerous awards and accolades, receiving positive reviews from critics around the world. It has also become a point of reference in the teaching of this discipline to people with disabilities. With its various awareness programmes, Axis takes dance out of the dance studio and into schools to specialist centres for those with a disability.

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