(c) David De Silva, (c) Maurice Rodriguez

AXIS Dance Company

Triple Bill: Flora Hereafter :How Flowers Survive / Hold Fast / Roots Above Ground

Location: Frankfurt LAB (Gallus)


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.

Flora Hereafter: How Flowers Survive/Hold Fast (Dauer ca. 30 Min)

15 Minuten Pause

Roots Above Ground / (Dauer ca. 45 Min)

All Information: tanzfestivalrheinmain.de/de/kalender/roots-above-ground

Duration: 45 min.
Doors open 30 min before the start of the performance
Fr. 09.11. DGS-Translation, Artist Talk after the show
Early Boarding and Relaxed Performance possible

German Premiere

Admission is only possible with proof of negative Corona status (tested, vaccinated or recovered). Test results may not be more than 24 hours old. General rules of hygiene and physical distancing must be observed. The event will operate not at full audience capacity. Wearing a medical mouth-nose covering is mandatory everywhere, also when seated. More information on Hygiene and Safety.