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Axis Syllabus Intensive Arambol 2017
Axis Syllabus Intensive Arambol 2017
Vega flys on Kira
Goa Contact Festival 2017


Winter 2019

axis syllabus in research & practices

arambol * goa * india

Welcome to two modules of axis syllabus in research & practices in Arambol at a beautiful space called Forgotten Land directly at the Arabian Sea. The setting is a large dance space with a restaurant and resting space next to the ocean and just a few minutes away from vibrant arambol life. The location offers space conducive to focused and creative learning processes. The program serves as foundation for new students to the Axis Syllabus or provides a deepening for the more experienced. The two modules are focusing on Anatomy in Motion, functional and context oriented coordination, connective theories and detailed movement exploration. Each module weaves together a matrix of material that is experienced through individual movement research, looping movement patterns, contact improvisation and other dance and athletic forms. In addition we invite other somatic experts, speakers and surprises (outdoor sessions, jams, model making…) to expand the modes of learning and experiencing as well as offering complementary embodiment practices and restorative time..

teaching team: Kira Kirsch, Antoine Ragot, Yulia Dolgova

module 1: EARTHING

Pelvis - Knee - Foot Anatomy / Ramping and Transitions Skills/ Undulatory Coordination

January 2 - 6 (5 days)

@ Forgotten Land

module 2: FLYING

Shoulder Anatomy / Falling Patterns / Tone, Tension, Tissue Dynamics

January 30 - February 3 (5 days)

@ Forgotten Land

This cycle is embedded into a larger programming of festivals and workshops at Forgotten Land and Art Ashram. Have a look:


A few more words about the work:

The Axis Syllabus is an emergent pedagogical initiative which aims to build a system of references for the human body in movement. The study and experience of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, somatics and physics is at the heart of our research. This body of knowledge is continuously put in direct relationship with experiencing movement. It is at this very specific intersection we are inviting you to join us.


The sessions oscillate between detailed anatomical study and dynamic dancing, contact, sensing and trying again as well as repetitions of movement patterns mixed with improvisation. It is important to us to create a space where you can enter your own experience, have time to embody new coordinations, experiment and share a non-judgemental collective process.  video links video links

Expect hands on, practice as research, some theory and of course a lot of dancing.


Wednesday - Sunday  

expect 5 - 6 hours of classes a day. Usually we start early around 9.30, long break during the afternoon and some classes/events in the evening. 

PRICES for each module includes lunch at Forgotten Land 

25.000 INR /  € 300 / US$ 340

EARLY BIRD till Dec 10: 22.000 INR / € 270  / US$300 

Additional discount of 15 % for Goa Contact Festival Participants or if you sign up for both modules.


There are a limited amount of scholarships for indian citizens available:

Partial scholarship is a financial support price of 12.500 INR including lunch.

Full scholarship is covering full tuition. 

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a description of what kind of support you need.

You are responsible for finding your own accommodation. On the Goa Contact Festival website you will find some recommendations for places to stay.  

please send your questions, application or registration via the contact form, we will get back to you with further info and payment information. Please indicate if you take part at the Goa Contact Festival. 

Thank You! Message sent.


To register and confirm your participation you will have to send 100 Euro or the equivalent in INR or US$ via PayPal. This deposit is non-refundable.  The remaining amount can be paid in cash on site (conversions are made to the daily rate) or via PayPal until Dec 31. 

Axis Syllabus Goa Intesive 2017
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