Dancing from the Inside Out: Stories of Dancers with Disabilities from AXIS Dance Company
Dancing from the Inside Out portrays the compelling stories of three of the lead dancers of AXIS Dance Company, a professional dance company that combines able-bodied dancers with dancers using wheelchairs for mobility. Each tell their story from the standpoint of what they had to cope with and adapt to when their lives were changed through loss of mobility, and how they have used their passion for dance as a vehicle for self expression and self actualization, interwoven with scenes from their daily lives, rehearsals, and a full-scale performance by the company.
This multiple award-winning documentary has been continuously in demand by universities, rehab centers and individuals since its initial release in 1994. It has stood the test of time as a beautiful and inspiring study of movement and performance as a path to personal empowerment and self acceptance. Dancing from the Inside Out provides positive role models for people with disabilities while exposing all audiences to new ideas about beauty, creativity, and grace.
Producers: Thaïs Mazur, Sarah Anne Shockley; Director: Sarah Anne Shockley
The Chris, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival
Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Silver Award, Dance on Camera Film Festival
First Place, Berkeley Video & Film Festival
Honorary Screening, Women in the Director's Chair Film Festival
DVD, original release 1994, re-release 2014, 30 minutes
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