The Axis Syllabus (AS) 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. The AS was founded by Frey Faust in the late 90’s.

“Syllabus” is Latin for list or table of content, while “Axis” refers to the points and 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.

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Axis Syllabus in Luxembourg

The Axis Syllabus study group in Luxembourg meets regularly on Fridays 10h-12h to learn, investigate and practice fundamental bio-mechanical and physical concepts addressed by and compiled in the Axis Syllabus (AS). Please get in touch by email – – if you are interested in attending the study group led by Emanuela Iacopini, AS teacher candidate.

The group welcomes performing artists of any background, movement therapists, yoga teachers, sports practitioners and anyone interested in the movement of the human body.

Intensive workshops are also organised at VEDANZA STUDIOS every year. Link to our facebook or instagram page to get the infos on time.

You can now purchase recorded classes taught in studio by Frey Faust, founder and author of the Axis Syllabus, covering fundamental elements of this movement analysis archive. All videos are produced by Diane Bruni, MRC online, Toronto, Canada.

List of online classes taught by Frey Faust:

The C-Star
The Hip Axis
The Spine & The Anatomical Centre

Fascia and Flow
GAIT Mechanics and Dynamic Posture
Knees and Feet
Movement Notation and Bear Crawl
Walking Study
ALL nine classes

Contact and Registration

Axis Syllabus in Luxembourg: VEDANZA STUDIOS, 18 rue Louvigny, L-1946 Luxembourg city. Please send an email to

Axis Syllabus/CI Intensive with Frey Faust 28-31st January 2022: VEDANZA STUDIOS, 18 rue Louvigny, L-1946 Luxembourg city. Please send an email to

Video recordings: click here

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Emanuela Iacopini

Emanuela Iacopini is a dancer and choreographer active within the international artistic and scientific communities revolving around movement and somatics. She works in live creations, performances, film, video and in educational settings. She graduated in dance and chemistry and trained as a bodywork, Reiki and Yoga practitioner. Continuing her post-graduate studies at Trinity Laban London she develops Dance Science oriented movement research, collaborates and performs with Florence Augendre, Annemari Autère, and Frey Faust. She created and leads the dance kinesiology course at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg city where she is also course leader in contemporary dance. She is founder of the Dance Science Net agency for the dissemination of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of movement science with a focus on dance training and performance. She co-founded with Rajivan Ayyappan, VEDANZA – the company and it’s studios in Luxembourg – an artist-led space dedicated to the development, training and performance of contemporary work. She presented her work at international conferences, festivals and venues across Europe, the US and Asia. Her present focus is on the exploration of the connective tissue as a living matrix to re(de)fine training and performance.

Frey Faust

Born in 1960, Frey Faust began performing at the age of 8 with his family as a traveling troubadour. He is a second generation contact improviser and an alumnus of the 80´s New York dance scene. Some of his more important early influences came from: Shekhinah Mountainwater, Nita Little, Pavel Rouba, Rene Bazinet, and Janet Panetta. He has worked with and for a number of artists (order of appearance): Ohad Naharin, Donald Byrd, David Parsons, Gina Buntz, Howard Katz, Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Randy Warshaw, Bob Een, Stephen Petronio, Danny Ezralow… to name a few. He founded or co-founded three dance companies, and has created or co-created over 40 choreographic solo and group works. Following an independent study of anatomy, biomechanics, and physics, he has been able to build a pedagogical approach that has made him a sought after teacher, personal coach and technical counselor. After fifteen years of research, he consolidated his findings in a book, ‘The Axis Syllabus – human movement lexicon’, which he continues to edit with the help of the Axis Syllabus International Research Network. Founded in 2009, the ASIRN is a rapidly expanding group of experts from many related fields in the human movement and education sciences. Recently, his work on the AS has been focused into the construction of a symbol set with the potential to streamline movement documentation and analysis. He also makes shoes, speaks 4 languages, continues to create and perform dances.