ROOTS ABOVE GROUND
AXIS DANCE COMPANY  

 

 

Mon. 8.11. | 7 pm
Tue. 9.11. | 7.30 pm - Artist Talk after the show
Frankfurt LAB - Halle 1


Length: 45 Min.

The AXIS Dance Company from Oakland is one of the most renowned ensembles for dancers with and without disabilities. Their physically powerful, artistically eclectic dance pieces inspire people worldwide and expand the public understanding of dance and disability. During the Tanzfestival, the company will present Roots Above Ground, a new work by its artistic director Marc Brew. The performance will be the first part of the public programme of an Extension Residency, during which Marc Brew will be developing several pieces at the various venues belonging to the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main until summer 2022. Roots Above Ground explores the multiple meanings of being at home. It delves deep into Marc Brew’s own emotional journey as an immigrant to the US, a disabled gay man and dancer, always moving to follow his ambition and belong at the same time. The piece is a moving metaphor for the human need to belong and how this relates to our own perceptions.

Choreographer | Marc Brew
Dancers | Yuko Monden Juma, DeMarco Sleeper, Sonsherée Giles, JanpiStar
Music Composition | Miles Lassi
Set and Costume Design | Emma Kingsbury
Lighting Design / Production Manager | Walter Holden
Projection Design | Jaco Strydom
Film/Video | RAPT Productions
ASL Consultants | Zahna Simon and Antoine Hunter
Audio Description | Gravity Access Services
Community Partner | East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

Photos: Maurice Rodriguez and David de Silva