The Axis Syllabusⓒ (AS) is a collection of information about the human body in motion drawn from somatic science, anatomy and physics.
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The research around the AS explores relationships between movement, the poly-axial nature of joints and curved trajectories as observed in universal patterns of nature.
At the heart of the AS are maps representing the structure, function, potential and limitations of human bodies in motion as well as strategies for conserving energy and a notation system. The pedagogical effort of transmitting the AS manifests through an embodied approach to learning, often through dancing. The aim of AS is not to instruct, but to inform, as a complementary support in dance training and performance, sports, the various movement disciplines and everyday life.
The AS was consolidated in the late 90s by the choreographer, dancer and teacher Frey Faust, initially in a quest for dancers’ health, then as a tool towards virtuosity and the pleasure of moving. With the contribution of the Axis Syllabus Research Meshwork (ASRM), an international group of artists, therapists, scientists and movement professionals who have come together over the years and continue to fuel research, the book The Axis Syllabusⓒ: Human Movement Lexicon is now in its 5th edition.
“Syllabus” is Latin for list or table of content, while “Axis” refers to through-lines that provide a referential grid for sensing volume and tracking movements through the kinesphere. It is our experience that the awareness of volume, direction and mass facilitate a more accurate perception of physio-dynamics, furnishing the basis of more appropriate reflexes and responses to the mover.”
The Axis Syllabusⓒ classes in Luxembourg
The Axis Syllabusⓒ classes and workshops are events to meet, learn, and practice fundamental principles compiled in the AS archive. Anyone interested and fascinated by expanding the awareness of the body, movement efficiency, injury prevention and movement health is welcome to join: performing artists of any background, movement therapists, yoga teachers, sport practitioners, school teachers, movement lovers etc…
Get in touch by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are interested in receiving information about the regular AS events led by Emanuela Iacopini, certified teacher.
Intensive workshops are also organised at VEDANZA STUDIOS every year. Link to our facebook or instagram page to get the infos.
Dates and Times:
12, 19, 26 May – 30 Jun – 7, 14 Jul 2023 from 10h15-12
VEDANZA STUDIOS, 18 rue Louvigny, L-1946 Luxembourg city.
Contact and Registration
To register please send an email to email@example.com. Prices for one morning class (1h45min) is in a sliding scale between 20-30€.