WITH KIRA KIRSCH (GE)
Dates: 9-13 July
NB: Limited places.
Internal dynamics & body mapping
One of the key feature of the axis syllabus and probably its most remarkable tool is to be able to slice a moment and dissect a movement in order to understand individual alignment of joints, pathways and sequence of body parts, transitions and the kinetic logic of the movement.
In this workshop we will use and practice terminology such as planes and axis, range of motion (ROM), distal vs proximal or rotation vs translation among others. We will practice a reference system that is able to describe internal orientation as we move, allowing for shifting off the vertical orientation and opening a wider spectrum of directions and possible relationships. As in all Axis Syllabus classes, the objective is always to build more awareness and skills in analysis and self-monitoring movement choices and to reach further both physically and intellectually into what is so complex as 3D dynamic coordination.
There will also be a morning class, called "Teaching Artist", everyday from 10.00-11.30 where different artist and teachers from the festival will share their physical or choreographic practice.
photo by: Zoska Leutina
ABOUT KIRA KIRSCH
Kira Kirsch is a movement artist born in East-Berlin and after many years of nomadism and living abroad she is now returning with her family to Berlin as new residents of Lake Studios - an artist run dance, production and performance place.
She is deeply invested into creating, questioning and improving spaces for people to experience,learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade. She has taught at TseKH-Moscow Impulstanz-Vienna, TQW-Vienna, Transformation, 303-Montreal , SEAD among many other institutions, festivals and private initiatives. Kira has developed a reputation for being an inspiring and sensitive teacher.
As a performer she has danced in the works of David Szlasa (US), Sara Shelton Mann (US), Avy K. Productions (RU), Christine Bonansea (US/FR), Half Machine (DK), ABCdance collective/Frey Faust, Cie. Anna Tenta (AT) and in numerous collaborations with her peers. In 2009 she started collaborating with Montrealer Kelly Keenan and their creations "species - a moving body exposition" and "useless creatures" have been presented in the US, Canada and Austria.