Add On - Semester Cycle with 3 Module 2020

As our 5 module program of 2019/20 filled very fast, we are happy to announce an additional cycle with 3 Modules starting January 2020 at Lake Studios in Berlin. 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. In this smaller cycle we continue to include a Body-Mind-Centering perspective and Contact Improvisation as well as expanding the Axis Syllabus teaching team with Francesca Pedullà and her unique approach.  Beside daily classes there are laboratory times in the studio for studying anatomy books, experimenting with and building models, small group discussions, task oriented applications of principles, constraint led learning or building bridges towards other complimentary physical practices.

As always 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 January 20th to 24th (5 days)


Ramping & Transitioning Skills

BMC - Organs

Module 2 March 23rd to 27th (5 days)

Shoulder Girdle

Undulatory Coordination

Polyrhythms in Body and Music

Module 3 June 17th to 24th (8 days)

Applied Paleoanthropology & Comparative Anatomy

Tone, Tension, Tissue Response

Contact Improvisation  

Open Ateliers facilitated by senior students


Kira Kirsch (all modules)

Antoine Ragot (all modules)

Francesca Pedullà (module 2)

BMC teacher tbc

+ 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