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Kira Kirsch

Kira is a movement artist, community organizer, mother and initiater/curator born in East-Berlin.


She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade, is a co-director of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher laboratories and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California from 2006 - 2012.

PHENOMENAL BODIES - Axis Syllabus & Movement Alchemy

Partner dance training and contact improvisation as an experiential research practice


In this workshop I would like to combine two approaches that have strongly influenced and inspired me as a dance artist and movement researcher for many years. There is Axis Syllabus, a collective and living archive of knowledge about the body with a strong focus on anatomical, biomechanical and physical relationships used to analyze and improve movement processes. And there is movement alchemy, a training approach for performers by Sara Shelton Mann (american choreographer), a field of research that deals with touch as a transformative tool, the energetic alignments in the body and the training of clarity in intention and attention, among other things. So we will move in both systems, which are characterized by very different languages and logic. You can expect hands-on work, improvisation, contact, partnering, theory and exchange and also a bit of choreography as a tool for movement research.

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