Wheelchair Technique with JanpiStar

Learn how to travel in space, make a turn and warm up your body using different parts of your chair, movement device, and body.

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ABOUT JANPISTAR

JanpiStar was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Janpi began a bachelor’s degree in Drama at the University of Puerto Rico and had the opportunity to work with Viveca Vazquez, Carola Garcia and Petra Bravo. JanpiStar took workshops in writing, movement, acting and semiotics with Malayerba in Ecuador and Candoco Dance Company in London. They worked with the theater group Jóvenes del 98 directed by Maritza Perez from 2016 -2018. JanpiStar has done works with choreographers like Petra Bravo with “instalaciones Coreograficas, la casitas de Santurce” in The fine arts center of Puerto Rico in 2016. JanpiStar moved to Oakland to join AXIS Dance Company, the nation’s most acclaimed ensemble of dancers with and without disabilities, in January 2018. While at AXIS, JanpiStar has worked with choreographers like Robert Dekkers, Arthur Pita and Jennifer Archibald. Their most recent solo work, Ameliorate, was commissioned for the inaugural Queering Dance Festival, “FROLIC” in 2019.

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