AXIS Dance Company creates and performs contemporary dance developed through the collaboration of world-renowned choreographers and dancers with and without disabilities. As one of the few physically integrated dance companies in the country, AXIS is a pioneering organization for its artistic excellence and strong emphasis on educating both adults and children. The company reaches nearly 18,000 people each year through local and national performances and physically integrated dance instruction. With renewed support, AXIS plans to continue to develop new works each year, maintain its education programs’ reach, strengthen board and staff leadership, and form new partnerships with social justice organizations and others serving the disability community.
About the Grantee
1370 Tenth Street,, Berkeley, CA, 94710, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
AXIS Dance Company is dedicated to developing and presenting dance by performers with and without disabilities. The organization has been a pioneer in the field of integrated dance, presenting its own work and commissioning work by outside choreographers and composers. It presents a home season in the San Francisco Bay Area and tours locally, nationally, and international. Its outreach programs bring physically integrated dance to schools, community centers, and independent living centers. The organization typically serves 13,000 people each year with more than 35 performances, in addition to classes, trainings, and presentations. This grant advances the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.
for the 2022 50 Arts Commissions for Media Arts
In recognition of the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative supports the creation and premiere of 50 exceptional works of performing art. This grant will support AXIS Dance Company in developing and presenting lead artist Ben Levine’s “Kinematic/Kinesthetic.” The project will culminate in a performance that combines mixed-ability dancers, robotics, and multimedia elements to explore new terrains in movement.