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Professional Advanced Training Program

4 module cycle 2020/2021

Welcome to the 6th season of axis syllabus in research & practices at the beautiful Lake Studios in Berlin, a residential setting conducive to focused and creative learning processes. We are full of joy and hope to launch this next round without complications. Lake Studios in collaboration with Movement Artisans have received funding, an initiative to make COVID 19 related adaptations by 'Neustart im Bundesverband Soziokiultur e.V.',  to transform the old carpenter storage into an outdoor dance studio which will support regulations on keeping suggested distances. Depending on limitations we will divide the group working in those two spaces. Additionally the studios have improved their hygiene measurements to facilitate safer being in spaces together. 


This program provides furthering professional education in movement analysis, applied anatomy, biomechanics and physics for dancers, dance pedagogues, body workers, physiotherapists or other related professional fields. It may begin as a foundation for new students to the Axis Syllabus or provides a deepening and continuing training 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 closely collaborate with long time colleague Nina Wehnert who will accompany the Axis Syllabus inquiries with her Body-Mind-Centering perspectives.  


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 2020(7 days)

Anatomy & Biotensegral Dynamics / Conserving, Harnessing & Recycling Energy / Dynamics of Perception BMC® 

Module 2: November 23 - November 29 2020 (7 days) CANCELED!

Head and Neck / Rhythm - Pulsation - Walking / Functional Fitness / Nervous System Balance BMC®  

Module 3: February 22 - February 28 2021 (7 days) CANCELED!

Myofascial chains for undulatory coordination / Applied Paleoanthropology & Comparative Anatomy / GUEST TEACHER tba / Field Trip: Antomy Lab Charité - Prepared Dissections tbc

Module 4: April 12 - April 18 2021 (7 days) CANCELED!

Dynamic Alignment Spectrum / Polyrhythms in Body and Music / Elastic Loading - Adaptability - Explosivity / Thinking critically: pedagogy and transmission / Pre-Spinal Movement BMC®

!!!small changes in the program may occur!!!


Kira Kirsch (all modules)

Antoine Ragot (all modules)

Nina Wehnert (modules 1,2 & 4)

+ guest teachers tba

+ 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 10.30h the first day and finish at 15.30h the last day

"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