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'Axiom' Brings Subversive Dance To Fais Do-Do

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Exploding onto our local dance scene, collaborative artists Denna Thomsen and Zak Schlegel (choreographers), Robbie Williamson (music), Cathy Cooper (costumes), Eric Thome (scenic design) and Quin Cabalquinto (lights) premiere their original Axiom this weekend at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do. Performed by a cast of nine dancers with strong commercial, ballet and modern backgrounds, the evening length work is reported in promotional materials to subversively dive "deep into the human condition."

Advance information references the "progressive notions on which modern dance was founded—confronting reality through performance." This show includes a full range of theatrical tools to highlight dance's role as an agent of change and revealer of truth. This includes dancing, acting, original music and the efforts of all those named above, plus performers Danny Axley, Genevieve Carson, Danny Dolan, Jamie Donovan, Tess Hewlett, Nina McNeely, Derek Nemechek and Ryan Spencer.

Jumping off from pioneers Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham alongside Twyla Tharp and Pina Bausch, these contemporary Los Angeles artists take on an ambitious goal to continue the legacy of these aforementioned dance innovators.

Let's see what these folks have cooked up. Nightly performances take place Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets ($20) are available here.

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