How do our movement investigations, training and propositions of contemporary anatomical science inform and literally excite our tissues? What range of stimuli, rhythm or dynamic arcs enable the bodymind to be available, adaptable, resilient, and curious? This dance practice is about going into the different tissue materialities of the body and their connection to the nervous system. We might also ask the question from where we know and how we animate dance theories into being. Or the other way around: How is dancing a form of theorising?
Axis Syllabus is a constantly evolving reference system, or lexicon for the organization and cross-correlation of empirical and scientific findings from the study of human movement. This includes anatomical details, physics, practical applications, research, analysis, and transmission. Movement principles and concepts are made palpable through images, video, models, hands-on, partnering, improvisation and looped movement patterns that lead into more complex phrases always moving through space. An Axis Syllabus class aims to create a collaborative learning environment and effective space for personal research.Kira Kirsch