AXIS’ Open Company Classes 2019

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More classes for Spring 2019 coming soon!

Improvisation with Sonsheree Giles

Contemporary with Kara Davis

Ballet with Artistic Director Marc Brew

Cunningham with Sonya Delwaide

Yoga for Every Body with JoAnn Lyons

You can opt to either purchase a 8- class pass (expires June 15, 2019) or pay a drop-in fee for a single class:

AXIS Company Classes 2019 - 8 Class Pass
75.00

Pass expires June 15, 2019. Good for any Open Company Class.

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Improvisation with Sonsherée Giles

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Photo by Christine Fu

Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 am-12 pm- 1/7/19, 1/9/19, 1/14/19, 1/16/19 and Tuesday 10:30 am-12 pm 2/5/19

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

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

Following Flow- how does one thing lead to another? How do we interrupt it? What are our habits and how do we embrace or change them? Through a range of tasks, scores, and various movement forms, Sonsheree will find ways to challenge, build and create new pathways of moving both as a solo body and as an ensemble.

Sonsherée is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and costume designer. Her art is informed by a history of durational practice with dance, yoga and running. She creates dances based on everyday life observed from animals, art history and landscapes. From 2005-2015, she was a performing, teaching artist and associate artistic director with AXIS Dance Company. Currently, she is creating her own work as a performance artist and can be seen performing for various companies in the Bay Area. She is thrilled to return to AXIS as a teacher and
assistant to Artistic Director, Marc Brew.

Contemporary with Kara Davis

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am-12 pm- 1/8/19, 1/10/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, 1/24/19, 1/29/19, 1/31/19

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

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

This class is designed to increase and enhance the technical and performance abilities of experienced students in the discipline of contemporary dance. Information and exercises for the movement phrases are drawn from a variety of technical and improvisational mechanisms and vocabulary. Through the practice and execution of center floor exercises, traveling patterns and choreographed phrases, the class places emphasis on spatial awareness, proper alignment, increased strength and flexibility, musicality and rhythm. The class focuses on an economical approach to movement by emphasizing the use of the pelvis and spine and addresses the ways one’s inner landscape, mind, and ego affect a movement vocabulary’s overall aesthetic.

Ballet with AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew

Photo by Jhia Louise

Photo by Jhia Louise

Fridays 10:30am-12pm 1/18/19, 2/1/19 Thursday 10:30 am-12 pm 1/17/19 Tuesday 10:30 am-12 pm 2/12/19 & Monday 10:30 am-12 pm 3/11/19

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

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

Join AXIS Dance Company members for a weekly integrated company dance class taught by Marc Brew with live musical accompaniment by Joe Rayhbuck. Teaching an intermediate/advanced level ballet class, Brew's class enthusiasts are invited to take advantage of this special East Bay offering to train alongside AXIS Dance Company members and other dancers from around the Bay Area. Don't miss out on this invigorating experience- come move with us this fall and find your own personal expression of Brews' contemporary ballet class in an environment that is warm, welcoming, inspiring, and uplifting.

Acclaimed International choreographer and AXIS Dance Company Artistic Director Marc Brew trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in the UK and Internationally for over 20 years as a director, choreographer, dancer, teacher and speaker; with the Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre, CandoCo Dance Company and AXIS Dance Company. Marc was Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre, Associate Artistic Director with Ballet Cymru in Wales and was Associate Artist in 2015 at Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. Since 2008 Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company and his recent choreographic commissions include San Francisco Ballet School, Dancing Wheels, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru (Wales), YDance (Scotland), AXIS Dance Company (USA), Candoco Dance Company (UK), Touch Compass (NZ), Amy Seiwert’s Imagery (USA) and Scottish Dance Theatre (Scotland). Marc was presented with a Centenary Medal for Outstanding Contribution as a dancer and choreographer. His work Remember When was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Performance (individual) and his recent solo work For Now, I am… was listed in the Guardians Top 10 Dance Shows for 2016. For more information visit: www.marcbrew.com

Cunningham with Sonya Delwaide

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AXIS' Open Company Classes- Cunningham with Sonya Delwaide

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 here

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.

Yoga for Every Body with JoAnn Lyons

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Yoga for Everybody with JoAnn Lyons AXIS' Open Company Classes

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

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

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.