Nationally acclaimed company devoted to making dance more accessible to people with disabilities to visit Lawrence Arts Center

A nationally acclaimed dance company from San Francisco will be visiting the Lawrence Arts Center next week to give two presentations on making dance more accessible.

AXIS Dance Company, an ensemble of disabled and nondisabled performers, will lead two public events on Monday. AXIS builds access to dance education for people of all ages with and without disabilities, according to a news release from the Arts Center.

“The company has received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and has appeared twice on FOX TV’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ exposing integrated dance to millions,” the release said.

The first event will be a master class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Ninth graders and up will be taught a contemporary dance technique, focusing on inclusive language and translation for people with and without disabilities. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration is available at

The second event is an AXIS artist talk from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Arts Center. Dance company members will share information on their mission and their art during this public discussion. Registration is not required for this event.

The events were made possible by a LiveWell Community Wellness Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation.


Welcome to the new Our old commenting system has been replaced with Facebook Comments. There is no longer a separate username and password login step. If you are already signed into Facebook within your browser, you will be able to comment. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not wish to create one, you will not be able to comment on stories.