FWDC Presents: Axis Dance Company


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News release from the Fort Wayne Dance Collective:

FWDC Presents: Axis Dance Company
Oakland, CA-based innovative dance troupe to take center stage March 12!

(January 18, 2016) — Experience a powerful performance from world-acclaimed dance troupe and regular guest artists on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, featuring dancers with and without disabilities as AXIS Dance Company takes the stage, March 12, 2016 at the Arts United Center, 300 East Main Street!

Since 1989, Fort Wayne Dance Collective has brought a guest dance company to Fort Wayne to inspire, educate, entertain, and enhance the community. This year FWDC is pleased to welcome AXIS Dance Company (AXIS) from Oakland, CA. AXIS exists to change the face of dance and disability and has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance form called “physically integrated dance.” AXIS has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad sharing its cutting edge artistic and education/outreach work with thousands. AXIS Dance Company is a pioneer in changing the way people view disabilities.

On March 12, AXIS will perform “to go again,” a new dance theater work by acclaimed choreographer Joe Goode, which brings to light issues facing our nation’s veterans and addresses their resilience following severe life changes. AXIS will also perform “Divide” and “Dix minutes plus tard.” Following the performance, the audience will be invited to join AXIS for a Q&A session.



“Audiences unaccustomed to seeing such inventive movement generated from what could be considered limitation may find themselves re-evaluating their own ideas of artistic perfection.” – The Chicago Tribune

“You come away from Goode’s work feeling that dancing is the most therapeutic way of combatting the sorrows of the world.” – The San Francisco Chronicle



  • Arts United Center Performance: Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Arts United Center, 300 E. Main St. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $22 for students. Special discounted tickets $20 for groups of 10 or larger. For tickets call the Fort Wayne Dance Collective at 260.424.6574 or visit fwdc.org.
  • Creative Workshop: March 10, 2016 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Turnstone Center, 3320 North Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46805. A creative workshop for veterans, and movers of all abilities and their families focusing on resiliency, drawing upon themes from the dance work, “to go again.” Call the Fort Wayne Dance Collective 260.424.6574 for more information.
  • Master Class: Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:00pm to 7:30 p.m. in the FWDC Elliot Studio, 437 E. Berry St. Downtown, Fort Wayne. A master class open to the public will be taught by a AXIS Dance Company. Cost is $25. Call the Fort Wayne Dance Collective 260.424.6574 to register. Participant must be 12+, all experience levels welcome. Space is limited.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, and made possible by Lincoln Financial Foundation, and other generous funders.
*For phone interviews, please call FWDC Artistic Director, John Byrne at 260.424.6574 or john@fwdc.org. To schedule an interview with AXIS Dance Company, please contact Robin Anderson at robin@axis.org.


About the Fort Wayne Dance Collective
The mission of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective is to inspire and empower people of all ages and abilities through movement and rhythm. Website


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