with Daniel Bear Davis
This workshop offers a gentle entry into central understandings of The Axis Syllabus, and gentle entries into and out of the ground. We will use improvisation and choreographed motifs to build informed and kind relation to our anatomy while gradually expanding our movement possibilities. We seek increased possibilities within moderate ranges—trusting that new patterns arise, not from extension to our edges - but from intimate and inquisitive engagement with our structure and its limits.
This workshop is FREE and offered as a taste to the weekend workshop Dynamic Alignment: Dancing the Axis Syllabus taking place June 20-23.
The Axis Syllabus is an emergent pedagogical initiative that aims to build a system of references for the human body in movement. The study and experience of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, somatics, and physics is at the heart of our research. This body of knowledge is continuously put in a direct relationship with experiencing movement.
This workshop is open to movers of all kinds and experience levels.
(photo credit: Cristina Wilson)
Continue this class through the Individual Track as part of the weekend workshop 9:30am - 11:15am Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Register Here >>
Daniel Bear Davis (MFA) is an interdisciplinary performance maker and movement educator. He has been teaching and dancing Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, and improvisational composition for over half his life. He has taught in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and throughout North America. Whether teaching physical skills or compositional practices, his intention is to foster tools for informed choice and increased possibility. He has been blessed with opportunities to perform with Guillermo Gomez Peña, Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little, Pipaluk Supernova/Live Art Installations, Felix Ruckert, Kira Kirsch, Erika Tsimbrovsky, Scott Wells, Cid Pearlman, and many other inspiring body/minds. (Photo credit: Grusha Tsiolkovskogo)