5 module cycle 2019/2020

is fully booked, please have a look at our additional cycle starting January 2020

Welcome to the 4th season of axis syllabus in research & practices at the beautiful Lake Studios in Berlin, a residential setting conducive to focused and creative learning processes. The program serves as foundation for new students to the Axis Syllabus or provides a deepening and continuing practice for the more experienced. Each module weaves together a matrix of material that offers insights as well as guidance, and inspires autodidact studies. This season we continue to collaborate with long time colleagues such as Nina Wehnert for Body-Mind-Centering, Jörg Hassmann for Contact Improvisation and Baris Mihci for an additional perspective in the Axis Syllabus.  We are also expanding our occasional laboratory times into a more official format called the T-Lab (Testing - Tuning - Tinkering) to a more regular event throughout the cycle which offers held space yet less facilitated than a class for reading the anatomy books, experimenting and building models, small group discussions, task oriented applications of principles, constraint led learning, complimentary physical practices etc.

In addition we invite somatic experts, speakers and leave room for some surprises (outdoor sessions, jams, dissection…) to expand the modes of learning and experiencing. 


Module 1: September 28 - October 4 (7 days)

Sequential Movement Coordination

Walking Principles and Analysis


T-Lab: Testing, Tuning and Tinkering

Module 2: November 25 - November 29 (5 days)

Bio-tensegral Dynamics of the Spine

Falling Patterns

Fluidity / Developmental Patterns BMC®

Module 3: January 27 - January 31 (5 days)

Shoulder and Hip Anatomy

Myofascial Communication

Developmental Patterns II / Reflexes BMC®

Module 4: March 30 - April 3 2020 (5 days) 

Knee and Elbow Anatomy

Conserving, Harnessing & Recycling Energy

Nervous System Integration


Module 5: May 23 - May 31  (9 days)

Head and Neck

Rhythm & Pulsation

Thinking critically: pedagogy and transmission

Dynamics of Perception BMC®

Contact Improvisation



Kira Kirsch (all modules)

Antoine Ragot (all modules)

Jörg Hassmann (Module 1)

Nina Wehnert (Module 2,3 & 5)

Baris Mihci (Module 4)

+ guest speakers, live musicians 



  • Anyone looking for bridges between movement practice, theory and critical educational approaches

  • Movement teachers, dance artists, athletes, therapists or body workers wanting to expand or reconfigure their movement/teaching/healing practice and analytic abilities

The program takes place in Lake Studios in Berlin, a residential retreat setting, next to a beautiful lake and forest, where participants can soak in a stimulating and resourceful environment.


All modules start at 11h the first day and finish at 16h the last day


During all modules, a limited number of participants can be hosted at Lake Studios and nearby apartments which are within 5 - 10 min walking distance. Rooms are shared with one or two participants and include all amenities (shared kitchen, shared bathrooms)

​Coordinated housing 20EUR/night.


"We promote a working environment where students can follow their individual learning curve, attend to their specific limitations, have time to work on necessary adaptations as well guiding them towards and through challenges. We intend to create modes of learning that integrate personal objectives as well as heighten awareness towards the practice in and as a group. We aim for creating an atmosphere that is inclusive and non-judgemental, helping students feel confident to explore and experiment, leading them towards a deepening of experiencing with themselves and others. It is important to us to offer tangible knowledge and clear motives for chosen principles or material. We truly enjoy being hosts and guides, facilitating an inspiring, joyous and rigorous program as furthering education"    Kira and Antoine