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About the Grant

$10,000 to support the creation of a dance work (MAP 2003) by choreographer Victoria Marks set to a composition by Eve Beglarian.

About the Project

ABOUT AXIS DANCE COMPANY

Since 1987, AXIS Dance Company has created an exciting body of work developed by dancers with and without disabilities. They are in the forefront of paving the way for a powerful and inclusive dance form, physically integrated dance. AXIS has performed in theaters and dance spaces at its home base in the Bay Area, on tour throughout the U.S., as well as in Germany and Siberia. Described as a "visual and physical discovery, creating fascinating works of movement art, " the Company has become internationally known for its high artistic and educational standards and innovative movement vocabulary. Now a ten-member ensemble under the Artistic Direction of Judith Smith, their stellar repertory includes works by AXIS choreographers, Stephen Petronio, Bill T. Jones, Joe Goode, Joanna Haigood, and Sonya Delwaide.

ABOUT EVE BEGLARIAN

"One of new music's truly free spirits,"* Eve Beglarian is a composer, performer, and audio producer whose work has been performed in the most mainstream concert halls and theaters as well as in clubs and lofts. Her chamber music has been commissioned and performed by the California EAR Unit, Relâche, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Crosstown Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, and the New York New Music Ensemble, among others. Her experience in music theater includes the collaboration Hildegurls' Ordo Virtutum, directed by Grethe Barrett Holby, which premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival last summer, and the China National Beijing Opera Theater's production of The Bacchae, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng. Her performing duo, twisted tutu, with keyboard player Kathleen Supové, blends high technology with theater. Current projects include Forgiveness, a new collaboration with Chen Shi-Zheng; music for Mabou Mines' Animal Magnetism, directed by Lee Breuer; a music theater piece based on Stephen King's The Man in the Black Suit; and an orchestra piece commissioned as part of the Continental Harmony project for Orchestra X and DiverseWorks in Houston. Recordings of Eve's music are available on CRI Emergency Music, OO Discs, Accurate Distortion, Atavistic, and Kill Rock Stars. In addition to her composing and performing work, Eve directs and produces audiobooks of authors including Stephen King and Anne Rice for Random House and Simon & Schuster.

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Axis Dance Company
Eve Beglarian

In 2003, MAP Fund supported Axis Dance Theater in the creation of a dance work by choreographer Victoria Marks set to a composition by Eve Beglarian. Photo by Andy Mogg.
In 2003, MAP Fund supported Axis Dance Theater in the creation of a dance work by choreographer Victoria Marks set to a composition by Eve Beglarian. Photo by Andy Mogg.





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