Kira Kirsch

Kira Kirsch is a movement artist, community organizer, mother and initiater/curator born in East-Berlin. After many years abroad she now works and lives with her family in Berlin as residents of Lake Studios - an artist run dance, production and performance place.

She is deeply invested into creating and shaping spaces for people to experience,learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for over a decade, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher laboratories and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California from 2006 - 2012.

 

In 2014 she started co-curating a new annual dance festival called “SENSING IN” and is establishing a regular educational program under the name of Movement Artisans together with Antoine Ragot at Lake Studios/Berlin.

 

She currently has a lectureship at the HZT University of Arts in Berlin and is invited to festivals and institutions such as Impulstanz/Austria, Ravnedans/Norway, TQW-Vienna or the Goa Contact Festival among many other as well as private initiatives of the grass root type.


As a performer Kira has danced in the works of Sara Shelton Mann (US), David Szlasa (US), Avy K. Productions (RU), Christine Bonansea (US/FR), Half Machine (DK), ABCdance collective/Frey Faust, Cie. Anna Tenta (AT) and in numerous collaborations with her peers. From 2009 -2012 she collaborated with Montrealer Kelly Keenan and their creations "species - a moving body exposition" and "useless creatures" have been presented in the US, Canada and Austria.

 

Current projects are a short dance film "The Earth will Come" with film maker Katelyn Stiles and musician/poet  Barnaby Tree, research within ensemble improvisation, somatic communication, hands-on intra-actions and her garden.

drawing by Katelyn Stiles

FOTOS_2018_Antoine_und_Kira - 93 von 97
Nomadic College Puglia
Contact Improvisation
Teaching in St.Petersburg
"FRED" by Sara Shelton Mann
ZERO POINT by Sara Shelton Mann
LOOP photoshoot

Spine Mechanics Workshop in Berkeley February 2013

video & edit by Yulia Dolgova

The Breathing Body - Workshop in St.Petersburg 2016

video & edit by Yanis Safonov