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Dancing with grace, and wheels

  • AXIS Dance Company in Decorum (2004) choreographed by Katie Faulkner. Dancers Katie Faulkner, Sonsheree Giles, and Bonnie Lewkowicz. (Matt Haber)

Sonoma County’s contemporary dance fans have two chances to see local performances by the internationally recognized Axis Dance Company of Oakland.

Axis, known for choreography that integrates dancers both with and without physical disabilities, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

The performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Axis dancers, and a workshop class with dancer Bernadette Alverio of the Studio Gray dance studio in Santa Rosa.

The performance is presented by the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, in conjunction with its current art exhibit, “Margins to Mainstream: Contemporary Artists with Disabilities,” continuing through Sept. 15.

Admission is $25. For more information, call 579-1500 or visit sonomacountymuseum.org.

The Axis Dance Company returns next month for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Person Theater on the Sonoma State University campus, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.

Admission: $10. Information: tickets.sonoma.edu; 664-2382.

Axis also will present two workshops classes, at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 and noon Sept. 6.

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