In this Great Big Story video, Demarco Sleeper, a dancer who performs in a wheelchair, shows us how he adapts moves choreographed by an able-bodied dancer. He is a member of the AXIS Dance Company, based in Oakland, California, which is made up of professional dancers, with and without disabilities.
That may sound unusual, but not to AXIS artistic director Marc Brew. As far as he’s considered, if you have a body, you can dance – whether you stand, or whether you sit in a wheelchair.
Creating and performing contemporary dance routines together, AXIS’ gifted artists dispel preconceived notions about who can dance every time they take the stage.
View the original video here.
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