AXIS Dance Company Residency and Performance

AXIS Dance Company was in residence for one week in April 2010 at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), conducting workshops and developing a community participation piece with choreographer David Dorfman. AXIS is regarded for paving the way for physically integrated dance within the contemporary dance community. Under the artistic direction of Judith Smith, the company of seven dancers, with and without disabilities, has performed in theaters and dance spaces at its home base in the Bay Area, on tour throughout the United States, and internationally. Their performance at MCCC marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The company also presented a full evening of work as part of the Lively Arts performance series.

The Franklin Institute launched an expansive, two-year digital media initiative to enhance its interpretive programming and audience engagement, both within the museum and online.

Grants & Grantees

Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.

Choreographer and director David Gordon will participate in three public rehearsals as he develops POLITICAL SHENANIGANS: dancing w/ Brecht & Eisler.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body.

Grants & Grantees

An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Laura Connelly, director of presentations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association since 2007, oversees all non-classical presentations at the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Adam Lerner directs the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, where he has also assigned himself the title of chief animator in the Department of Fabrications.

Grants & Grantees

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers is one of the country’s foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies, celebrating the ability of dance to integrate body, mind, and spirit.

Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.

Malavika Sarukkai, a leading Bharatanatyam dancer who challenges traditions of Indian classical dance, performed at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.

A yearlong research project on voice and movement culminates in an open public showing and panel discussion with Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Stein, and the research ensemble.

Two recently completed Center-supported projects have released publications documenting artistic collaborations and community engagement processes.