8.-13. July














Torsdag 13. Juli 09:30-11:00

Hovedscenen / Teateret



GRATIS for ProDa medlemmer/profesjonelle dansere
Samarbeid med ProDa Sør



Serpentine Dances

The wave pattern is a fundamental dynamic of the universe indicating efficiency and organic movement. How does this principle translates into our bodies? What if you could undulate through all your joints and tissue? We will detect sequential waves in the spine and extend them into extremities and beyond. Shock-absorption, propulsion, locomotion, direction, oscillation, resilience and amplitude are key terms in our exploration to find liquidity and balanced strength. Longer jumps, graceful transitioning and softer falling are the direct results of returning to the animal body and unleashing its potential.



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.