Axis Syllabus – Move Me Tender
We will move and think with an anatomical relationship to care for and tenderise connections within our physical body. Let’s see how we find strength and energy departing from somatic introspection to be able to dance and move fiercely but with a soft and available heart.
ARTISTBIO: Kira Kirsch
Kira Kirsch is a movement enthusiast, teacher, dancer, researcher, community organizer, mother and passionate initiator/curator living in Berlin part of Lake Studios, an artist-run dance, research, production and living space.
She is deeply invested into creating and shaping 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 almost two decades, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher laboratories and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California from 2006 to 2012.
In 2014 she started co-curating a new annual dance festival called SENSING IN and is establishing a regular educational program under the name of Movement Artisans together with Antoine Ragot at Lake Studios/Berlin.
She currently has a guest-lectureship at the HZT University of Arts in Berlin and is invited to festivals and institutions such as ImPulsTanz (AT), Ravnedans (NO), TQW-Vienna or the Goa Contact Festival among many other as well as private initiatives of the grass root type.
As a performer Kira has danced in the works of Sara Shelton Mann (US), David Szlasa (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. From 2009 -2012 she collaborated with Montrealer Kelly Keenan and their creations "species – a moving body exposition" and "useless creatures" have been presented in the US, Canada and Austria.
Current projects are the establishment of the CoLaboratory Berlin, a research initiative for somatic communication (ISSC-Institute for the Study of Somatic Communication), hands-on intra-actions, gardening and nursing the new family member.
Last update: 06.04.2019