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Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland, California 94612
***AXIS is looking for professional disabled and non-disabled dancers to hire for our Choreo-Lab June 18-23--this is a paid opportunity for dancers. We encourage you to join us at our March Jam to be considered and get a feel for working with the company.
Start your week off on a high note with AXIS Dancers and community members at our Community Dance Jam! These jams are open to the public, and create an informal space to which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others. This month's jam will be led by Dwyane Scheuneman and Yuko Monden with live music by Aharon Wheels Bolsta.
$12 suggested donation
Coming to your first Dance Jam? Here's a little more info:
Our inclusive Jams are geared towards movers of all levels, experience and ability. This is a great way to connect and enjoy moving with the extended AXIS community in our accessible studio. An AXIS company member will lead you through instructions for the first 30min of the jam to give you a score/structure you are comfortable to explore individually or with others. Our Community Dance Jams are a safe and respectful place for all to dance.
Jams will begin promptly at 6pm with a 30-minute jam instruction an introduction to the company’s physically integrated dance philosophies. Sourced in contact improvisation, the jams will cultivate mindful awareness and mutual exchange. Contact Improvisation is a physical investigation into gravity, momentum, and weight sharing solo or between two or more bodies. Dancers will move with constant attentiveness to their own bodies, impulses, and trajectories, while listening and responding authentically to their partners.
Wear comfortable clothing, yoga wear, sweats and comfy dance gear that you can move in. Folks typically go barefoot, however wear tennis shoes or dance shoes if you need them. Brin your water bottle. To help make our events accessible to all people, please use fragrance free, non-toxic toiletries, cleaning products and other supplies, and avoid scented products whenever possible.