Dance Initiative will host NYC-based dance artist Christian Axelsen as Artist In Residence on Jan. 28 through Feb. 5 at The Launchpad in Carbondale. Axelsen is a graduate of the Merce Cunningham Professional Training Program where she performed alongside the Repertory Understudy Group and through the course of her professional dancer career has performed with Molissa Fenley, (a former Dance Initiative Artist in Residence, 2017), Christopher Williams, Pam Tanowitz, Beth Gill, zoe|juniper, Korhan Başaran, Courtney Krantz, Michou Szabo, Dai Jian, Mana Kawamura, Raja Kelly, Dylan Crossman and Jules Skloot among others. Her choreography has been presented in New York City at DanceRoulette, The Invisible Dog, Mabou Mines, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, and the Women in Motion Salon Series in addition to various places nationally and internationally. During her week long residency, Axelsen will work with two former NYC dance colleagues, Sumi Clements and Meg Madorin (also a recent Dance Initiative Artist in Residence, 2016) to create a new work.
Peter Gilbert and Deborah Colley of Dance Initiative
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