...Releasing kinetic potential and recycling it`s energy.

Lifted mass is kinetic potential. And accelerated mass is kinetic energy... Theoretical physics might seem scary, but it`s physical exploration in motion and within our body is pure practise - and can be so much fun!!
Generating movement by dropping lifted bodyparts or displacing parts that are supporting us takes very little effort. The AS-terminology `motoric masses` for our body`s bits and pieces acknowledges that inherent potential motoric value.
Once the motor is `on` and got those masses moving, our myofacially connected bodyparts articulate with and invite each other along on curvy pathways around their respective joints - at the same time steering, following and interweaving our dance with the forces surrounding and integrating us.
In this class we will have a closer look at the main motoric masses and experiment how they can sequentially manoeuvre our body as a whole through time and space.
Let`s consider gravity`s invitation to the dance and sense into our structure`s articulated response.
Expect some theoretical information, time for exploration, (contact)improvisation and some set material to play with and to embody the concept.

* Axis Syllabus (Autor: Frey Faust, www.axissyllabus.org) is a human movement lexicon that interrelates information from anatomy, biomechanics and physics to universal movement principles.
Originally consolidated by Frey Faust, the AS has become a movement and research platform for the ASIRN (Axis Syllabus International Research Network). ASIRN members from diverse movement and scientific backgrounds are exploring the kinetic potential of the human body and developing functional movement patterns beyond esthetic criteria. They are physically applying, exploring and counterchecking the data gathered in the AS and also introducing new empirical/scientific data to the group, which keeps the AS evolving constantly.
In classes AS teachers are fostering collaborative and explorative learning situations and propose models for a joyful way of moving in accordance with our body structure and it`s physical context. As a reference for locomotion, The Axis Syllabus reflects on how we might move and dance in a health-promoting and respectful manner – both towards ourselves and others with whom we are sharing movement, time and space.


Irina Hortin

Irina Hortin (www.irinahortin.com) studied contemporary dance, linguistics and literature and works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. Born in Rumania, she grew up in Germany, lived and learned in France, Argentina, Senegal and Switzerland. In Argentina she got in touch and involved with Tango, that is part of her path ever since. Currently based in Düsseldorf, she is teaching and performing in Tanzhaus NRW, at international Contact(Tango)- and ImprovisationFestivals and co-directing the project 1001Tropfen (www.1001tropfen.de), creating dance performances in nature and urban contexts. Irina is a member of the ASIRN (Axis Syllabus International Research Network, www.axissyllabus.org) and a certified Axis Syllabus teacher. Intrigued by the experience of heterogenity and the many facets of what humanity is, she is vividly interested in how human bodies communicate beyond language and how they resonate in each other and in our wider context – be it dancing or just being - and what it is that moves us.