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AXIS Company Classes 2019 - 8 Class Pass
75.00

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Ballet with Robert Dekkers

Photo by Noah Berger

Photo by Noah Berger

Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm- 2/13/19, 2/20/19

Cost $12 drop-in or $75 for 8 classes purchase above

Location
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Studio E (Third Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

Robert Dekkers' Ballet Class is based on a traditional technique class, but focuses on translations of the form that support technical and artistic growth for every body. From the barre work to the center, Robert creates a positive, safe space for everyone to explore a contemporary approach to classical ballet. The class is geared toward dancers with a foundational understanding of classical ballet technique, but is open to all and accessible to those with little or no ballet experience.

Robert Dekkers is founder and Artistic Director of Post:Ballet. Collaborating with eclectic artists to present performances that are “anything but risk averse” (SF Chronicle), Robert has created new works for Post: together with artists in film, visual art, animation, architecture, sculpture, fashion design, and new music. Robert has received commissions from Kansas City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Smuin Ballet, sjDANCEco, Stanford University, San Jose State University, Southern Methodist University, University of Richmond, and Quixotic Cirque Noveau. Robert was resident choreographer with Novaballet from 2008-2009 and resident choreographer with Diablo Ballet from 2014-2018. Robert’s choreography for Post:Ballet has been featured at Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out Festival, the SF International Arts Festival, and Seattle’s Against the Grain Festival. Post: was named “Best New Dance” of San Francisco by 7×7 Magazine and has been nominated for three Isadora Duncan AwardsFor more information visit: www.postballet.org

Yoga for Every Body with JoAnn Lyons

Thursdays 10:30am-12pm- 2/14/19, 2/21/19, 3/21/19

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Cost $12 drop-in or $75 for 8 classes (valid for other Open Company classes) purchase above

Location
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Studio E (Third Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

Yoga Classes for Every Body. Yoga and Dance are a perfect combination. You'll find a yoga practice helps your body and mind work better together by using the breath and movement, creating balance and a sense of calmness. And, besides, it can be fun and challenging to find your own way into and out of each pose.

JoAnn Lyons has been sharing her love of yoga in classes for people with disabilities and chronic conditions in the Bay Area for over 20 years.
Her teaching is grounded in her observation and knowledge of the body and intuitive awareness of both the needs and potential of her students.

Cunningham with Sonya Delwaide

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Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm- 2/19/19/ 2/26/19, 3/5/19

Cost $12 drop-in or $75 for 8 classes (valid for other Open Company classes) purchase above

Location
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Studio E (Third Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

Sonya Delwaide, a native from Quebec, is a choreographer, teacher and performer whose reputation has flourished within the United States and Canada for more than three decades.
She has created more than 80 pieces on companies such as Ballet Austin, Diablo Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Ottawa Ballet, L’Ecole Supérieure des Grands Ballets Canadiens, Hubbard Street 2, AXIS Dance Company, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Compagnie de Danse L’Astragale, for whom she was the artistic director from 1992 to 1999. Ms. Delwaide has received awards from the Canada Council, the Quebec and Ontario Arts’ Councils, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Gerbode Foundation and the Irvine Foundation. She has been profiled in San Francisco Magazine, received two Isadora Duncan Awards and a Bay Area Goldie Award. She was named in the 2001 Top 10 list from the San Francisco Chronicle and in the Dance Magazine’s Top 25 people to watch in 2002, and was given a Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Delwaide was a winner in the 2006 New American Choreographic Talent organized by Ballet Austin and the 2000 winner of Hubbard Street 2 National Choreographic Competition. Her work expands from television and film to various theater companies throughout Canada and the US. She is currently Professor of Dance at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Contemporary with Amy Foley

Photo by Cola Gaeta

Photo by Cola Gaeta

Monday 10:30am-12pm 3/11/19 & Thursday 10:30am-12pm 5/9/19

Cost $12 drop-in or $75 for 8 classes purchase above

Location
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Studio E (Third Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

In Amy Foley's dynamic class, students progress from center work focused on alignment and warming the body to moving through space with precision and volume. Special emphasis is put on nuance, movement musicality and quick vs. suspended kinetic qualities. Amy attempts to give her students the tools with which to challenge themselves in order to dance with efficiency, power and joy.

Originally from Alaska, Amy Foley is a long-time, active member of the San Francisco Bay Area dance community, having danced with Robert Moses' Kin for over a decade, and as a member of ODC/Dance, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Project Agora, Mary Carbonara Dances, Shift Physical Theater, Project B., RAWdance, KAMBARA+DANCERS, and with choreographer Nol Simonse. Foley teaches nationally and on faculty at ODC Dance,  Alonzo King’s LINES Dance Center and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts High School. Through Bellwether Dance Project, she collaborates with dancers and artists to delve into the ways individuals, particularly those identifying as women and girls, make meaning. Foley is the co-creator of SEAM (Support and Elevate Artist Mothers), a concert and programming in support of women’s leadership in the dance field. She was a 2017 Lead Artist in the Resident Artist Workshop (RAW) at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts and a 2018 recipient of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company’s CHIME mentorship award. Foley has created works for Robert Moses’ KIN, the LINES Ballet Summer Program, the ODC Dance Jam, and more. Bellwether Dance Project has performed in Push/fest, The Concept Series, DROVE V, SPF10, WestWave, at Grace Cathedral (San Francisco Movement Arts Festival), the SEAM concert, and at the Hosfelt Gallery with visual artist Julie Chang. Bellwether Dance Project looks forward to their inaugural home season April 4-6 at ODC Theater.  

AXIS FIT! with Sebastian Grubb

Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm- 4/3/19, 4/10/19, 4/17/19, 4/24/19, 5/1/19, 5/8/19

Photo by Mark Kuroda

Photo by Mark Kuroda

Cost $12 drop-in or $75 for 8 classes (valid for other Open Company classes) purchase above

Location
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Studio E (Third Floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

AXIS FIT! This class will focus on functional movement training to improve strength, balance, posture and endurance, with applications for dance, sport, and daily life. A previous AXIS company member, Sebastian brings a training technique for a variety of bodies and backgrounds, including bodyweight-based and partnered exercise for an equipment-free, accessible group workout.

Sebastian Grubb is an award-winning fitness trainer and dance artist in San Francisco. He has performed contemporary dance since 2007, touring throughout the Bay Area, across the U.S. and abroad, while also choreographing and teaching multiple dance forms. His parallel career in fitness coaching began in 2006 and he now runs Sebastian’s Functional Fitness, an outdoor movement training program. In 2011 he became certified to teach the Axis Syllabus, a healthy movement specialization based on biomechanics and anatomy. He holds multiple trainer and health coach certifications and in 2014 was crowned the Champion of the “Battle of the Best Trainers”. From 2009-20015 he worked with AXIS Dance Co as a principal dancer, teaching artist, and choreographer. Learn more at www.sebastian.fit and www.bodywagging.dance

ACCESS NOTES

GENERAL NOTES:

The Malonga Center has all-gender and wheelchair accessible restrooms.

MOBILITY ACCESS:

All events at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts are accessible to those using mobility devices. Front entrance and second floor restroom doors have power operated doors with push and kick plates. Two elevators are available as well as a ramp from the elevators into our third floor studios.

ASL ACCESS:

While AXIS provides ASL interpretation for select performances and education events, we do not regularly have ASL interpreters available for our in-studio classes. When possible we will work to provide ASL interpretation when requested.

FRAGRANCE AND MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES:

Although we cannot guarantee a completely scent free space, our goal is to make our events as fragrance-free as possible for the health and safety of performers, audience, staff, and volunteers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). We request that all people please NOT wear fragrance or scented products when attending AXIS Dance Company events. However we cannot control the use of cleaning products, scents, or common food allergens within the building. *Bathroom products at the Malonga will be fragrance-free

DANCING TOWARDS FULL ACCESS FOR ALL BODIES

Do you know ways we can make our events more accessible? Are there accommodations you need to attend that we are not providing? We'd love to hear from you and will do our best to accommodate you. For access requests or questions please email us at info@axisdance.org or call
(510) 625-0110