Kira Kirsch
Love and Gravity – Axis Syllabus

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Beg
Week 1, 15.7.–19.7.2024
13:50–15:35
Arsenal A
only bookable at the Workshop Office

Movement studies on falling, surrender and agency

What does an authentic play with gravity look like? Does it exist? What is potential energy and where is it located? How much resistance, how much letting go? How about falling up and how small can a micro fall be?

These and other questions around falling are subject of this workshop, which invites surrender, pretending, beating or meeting gravity, sometimes a beast, sometimes a magic wizard. Falling matters because it can be feared or harnessed to make movement effortless. Working on disarming the fear and cultivating falling as a primary ingredient for our movement experiments will be part of Love and Gravity, beginning with rolling in many different ways, discovering the soft surfaces of our body topography and exploring creative and practical ways in and out of the floor. Last but not least, we add spirals and curves plus a dash of momentum to fall in love with falling.

The Axis Syllabus is an approach of learning, researching 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
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