AXIS Dance Company
Triple Bill: Flora Hereafter :How Flowers Survive / Hold Fast / Roots Above Ground
Frankfurt LAB [Schmidtstraße 12 (Gallus)]
- 08.11.2021, 7.00 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, German Premiere
- 09.11.2021, 7.30 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, Artist Talk after the show with DGS-Translation
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
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.
Cast & Credits
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 | Laurie Rivard
Audio Description | Gravity Access Services
Community Partner | East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
An event of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main in the frame of Tanzfestivals Rhein-Main. Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessian State Ballet, is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and is funded by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Foundation Alliance [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Foundation , Crespo Foundation, Dotter Foundation, dr. Marschner Foundation, Foundation Polytechnic Society Frankfurt am Main].