Dance-Performance

Full of Words

When: Oct. 7-8, 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 9, 2 p.m. 2011

Hailed nationwide for its fresh and compelling contemporary dance, not to mention its high-profile collaborations, Oakland's award-winning AXIS Dance Company went international to create Full of Words, which gets its world premiere Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, at MalongaCasquelourdCenter for the Arts (1428 Alice St., Oakland). AXIS partnered with UK-based choreographer Marc Brew on Words, a suite of duets that explore shared moments and unspoken communication, and the company's first production with a European dance maker. Brew also happens to be paralyzed, which gives him unique creative insight into how the physically integrated company moves. The mixed bill also includes revivals of David Dorfman'sLight Shelter and Sebastian Grubb's The Narrowing. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; $10-$24. 866-838-3006or AxisDance.org

Claudia Bauer

Price: $12-$24

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