The Axis Syllabus offers a highly progressive and sophisticated understanding of the form and structure of the body, emphasizing the roles of fascia and tensegrity, as facilitators of skillful movement. The Axis Syllabus provides a way to understand dynamic movement, and to see healthy pathways and choices that are available within a structure that has parameters and design elements. The Axis Syllabus offers ways to facilitate the cultivation of self awareness within dynamic motion. Co-director Nuria Bowart is our resident Axis Syllabus instructor carrying over 12 years of experience. (for more info please visit axissyllabus.org).
AXIS SYLLABUS and DANCE: The logic of Support. A study of Chronological Sequencing for uninterrupted readiness.
Using the lens of the axis syllabus together with certain anatomical and metaphorical maps, this course will give
an opportunity to build conceptual and physical skills that aid in supporting longevity, efficiency and fun.
With Nuria Bowart and Kerwin Barrington
"Looking into the body I find myself repeating the words of Jaap van der Wal: “The body is a living performance in time.” The deeper I go with my studies the more I can perceive the multidimensional fabric that is the body. A series of sacs tethered to trunks that move in the wind, carrying their water and subjected to the forces of the physical universe of which we are a part.
A production line of possibilities with prerecorded intentions.
The body needs metaphors of ecology not technology to define it. We are organisms, multiple environments interacting. We are the fractal expression of the larger ecosystem of which we are a part. It is evident that we are made up of relationships in movement.
Movement is the mechanism through which we become. It is the way that we inhabit space and time. It is our story, and our message. Creation funnels through the process of thought, word and deed. But movement is necessary for each of those phases to exist. Movement is the trajectory of energy. Form is the consequence of movement, and the servant to it".
Kerwin Barrington is a dance artist with wild interest in exploring new ways of knowing about the body in movement. She has been facilitating movement for over 15 years aiming to provide a “dance experience” that is accessible, inclusive and favors learner centred learning. Kerwin is a candidate to become certified to teach The Axis Syllabus and has been in alliance with its Research Meshwork (ASRM) for the past 8 years. In 2017, she received a grant from the CALQ to further her studies with them for the 25th anniversary of the work in Berlin, Germany. Over time, she has also traveled to California, USA and Benin, Africa to learn and grow with the ASRM. These days, Kerwin is working towards a master’s degree in dance from L’Université de Québec à Montréal, researching the expression “To learn by heart” investigating possible relationships between the heart and embodied, experiential, significant learning