Arts Presenters: Judith Smith

Photo: Judith SmithJudith Smith (Artistic Director and dancer) has earned international recognition in the field of physically integrated dance. Judith is a founding member of AXIS. Upon taking over artistic leadership of the company in 1997, she began commissioning works by some of the nation’s best choreographers, and launched the Dance Access Community Education/Outreach Program. Judith has been featured in several award winning videos, including Dancing from the Inside Out, WNET TV’s nationally broadcast series People in Motion, and John Killacky’s Crip Shots. In 1997, she was a co-curator and Artistic Consultant for Dance Umbrella’s International Festival of Wheelchair Dance. Judith teaches dance to youth and adults, and lectures at community organizations, schools, universities and conferences. She has been on the faculty of the Florida Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival. Judith received the Artship Foundation’s Local Hero award in 1999, and KQED’s Local Hero and the Homer Avila danceAble awards in 2005.

In this podcast Judith talks about physically integrated dance, identity politics and the very busy year ahead for AXIS.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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One Response to “Arts Presenters: Judith Smith”

  1. KadmusArts Artist News » Blog Archive » AXIS Dance at Bumbershoot
    September 1st, 2010 12:39

    [...] 6. AXIS Dance Company Bumbershoot Listen to the KadmusArts podcast with AXIS artistic director Judith Smith. AXIS Dance Company in ‘the beauty that was mine, through the middle, without stopping’ [...]

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