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AXIS Dance Company brings Radical Impact to Tampa

AXIS Dance Company Show FlyerTAMPA, FL – Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series present AXIS Dance Company (CA) as they hit the stage with their 30th Anniversary Radical Impact Tour on September 14 & 15, 2018 at the Mainstage Theatre, HCC Ybor City campus.

AXIS will perform the headline work Radical Impact created by internationally renowned AXIS Artistic Director and Choreographer Marc Brew, in collaboration with Composer JooWan Kim Artistic Director of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, and accompanied by a live string quartet.

Other works featured in the triple bill include: The Reflective Surface choreographed by Bay Area notable Amy Sewiert, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet set to an original score by musician Darren Johnston and newly commissioned work Historias Rotas (Broken Stories) choreographed by Nadia Adame, former AXIS company dancer, with an original score by Paul Shapera.

The Radical Impact Tour will shatter your assumptions and move you to your core with its bold offerings, extending a complexity that reflects lived experiences of a diverse group of artists.

What the press have said
Radical Impact came off like a photo album of the dancers’ emotional states. An energizing string quartet by JooWan Kim mirrored the moods of the dancing. Susan Roemer’s white costumes stood out in Allen Willner’s brilliant lighting.” – Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle

“If you think you know what virtuosity is, AXIS will redefine the term for you in no time flat.” -Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian

About the Company

Founded in 1987, AXIS is the nation’s most acclaimed ensembles of disabled and non-disabled performers based in Oakland, CA. In 1998, Judith Smith took over Artistic Direction, and visioning a repertory company quickly trajected AXIS into the dance world with a commission by Bill T. Jones. Under her direction until 2017, AXIS toured to over 100 cities in the USA, Israel, UK, Europe and Russia. The Company has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and has appeared twice on FOX TV’s So You Think You Can Dance, exposing integrated dance to millions. In 2017, AXIS appointed acclaimed international choreographer and dancer Marc Brew to the position of Artistic Director. Marc Brew comes to AXIS with over 20 years of performance and Artistic Direction experience.  Alongside our artistic performance program the Company provides unparalleled integrated dance education and outreach programs. From recreational to professional training, AXIS builds access to dance education for people of all ages with and without disabilities.

For more information on AXIS Dance Company check out their website at www.axisdance.org


All performances are at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15.00. All HCC students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with valid ID.  The box office opens one hour prior to the performance.  Advance tickets can be purchased at https://hccfl.afford.com/paynow?storeid=1510


HCC’s Mainstage Theatre provides wheelchair accessible areas and listening devices are available upon request.  We want you there! Please contact theatre management at karsenault@hccfl.edu with any accessibility questions or concerns.

PRESS REVIEW TICKETS/PHOTO PASSES/INTERVIEW REQUESTS: Contact Angela Walters at awalters13@hccfl.edu  HIGH QUALITY IMAGES: http://www.axisdance.org/media-kit/

WORKSHOPS/MASTER CLASSES:  For more information on workshops in connection to AXIS Dance Company residency activities contact Christina Acosta at 813.253-7623 or cacosta@hccfl.edu.

The Mainstage Theatre is in the Performing Arts Building of the Ybor City Campus. It is located at 1411 E 11th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Hillsborough Community College serves more than 45,000 students annually on campuses on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa and in Brandon, Plant City, Ruskin and Ybor City. Hillsborough Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, please visit hccfl.edu.