In this workshop we will enhance specificity in bodily articulation and dynamic potential through investigating the characteristics and mechanics of our biggest sensing organ, the fascia. Fascia is the intricate network of connective tissue embracing each muscle, organ, bone, blood vessel and nerve, binding the body's structures to a marvellous, flexible and interwoven web. This web permeates the entire body and can be seen as an information conduit, channelling tension and kinetic energy and further reduces friction in between muscles to minimize muscular force. Fascia embraces us far into the microscopic and makes us whole.
Through theoretical discussion, partnered research and set movement sequences we will stimulate the sensory attributes, explore the principle of tensegrity and harness the effervescent energy provided by the elastic recoil of fascia.
The Axis Syllabus is a method of learning and experiencing movement. It is a precise system of orienting the body internally and externally that is based on ongoing empirical, multi-scientific and pedagogical inquiry. Applied anatomy, physics, biomechanics and tensegrity are considered in the creation and analysis of movement. The study of safe falling reflexes, fluid transitions, injury prevention and kinetic efficiency are some of the aspects of this approach. An Axis Syllabus class aims to create a collaborative learning environment and effective space for personal research.Kira Kirsch