Axis Syllabus, Movement Artisanry: Flying

Kira Kirsch and Antoine Ragot, Movement Artisans, offer two annual Axis Syllabus courses in the village of Arambol. Each course can be taken independently, however the attendance to both will bring a more comprehensive educational perspective.

Arambol Beach, Goa

The home of the Goa Contact Festival is our place Forgotten Land at Arambol Beach, north Goa, India. Here we will play, eat & workshop during the day, in the evenings and nights we will jam and celebrate on our big dancefloor directly on the beach.

Axis syllabus – Movement Artisanry Course 2: Flying

Focus: Shoulder Complex / Falling Patterns / Tone, Tension, Tissue Dynamics

Course 1: EARTHING

5days, Jan 2-6

Focus: Lumbar-Hip-Sacrum/ Ramping and Transitions Skills/ Undulatory Coordination

The Axis Syllabus is a trans-disciplinary research platform, a myriad of lenses and an educational perspective in relation to human movement. Knowledge is assembled and experimented with from several fields of research including biomechanics, physics, anatomy, physiology, anthropology, neurosciences and an expansive collection of empirical knowledge.

Video Links:

Axis Syllabus 20th Anniversary Film

​Workshop with Kira

Workshop with Antoine​


Development of your own movement potential

Fine-tuning and improvement of coordination


Dynamic alignment studies: biomechanics from theory to practice

Neurophysiology applied to movement

Felt physics and anatomy in motion

Creative and situational strength training


Themes and propositions are met and interwoven with contact improvisation, dancing, meaningful movement puzzles, floor work, strength and coordination training and hands-on work.



Anyone looking for bridges between movement practice, theory and critical educational approach

Movement teachers, dance artists, athletes, therapists or body workers wanting to expand or reconfigure their movement/teaching/healing practice and analytic abilities

Movement Artisans are driven by an ongoing curiosity for movement research, the wonder of the human body and the art of transmission. Together, Kira Kirsch & Antoine Ragot bring many years of teaching through the lense of the Axis Syllabus. Their backgrounds in contemporary dance, Contact Improvisation, improvisation, sport science, pedagogy, hands-on intra-action and somatic communication build a rich palette of inquisitive material.

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Meet Your Facilitators


Kira Kirsch (GER)

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.

Antoine Ragot

Antoine was born in Poitiers, France and is now based in Berlin. Being an athlete throughout his first 20 years of life, his interest in the body manifested in two years of medical school which led to the university of sport sciences of which he graduated with a Bachelor degree specializing in education and motor skills. He then became involved in dance and different contact improvisation communities throughout France which brought him closer to unify his interests for the body, movement and performance. Today Antoine brings many years of teaching contact improvisation, sports and early motor development to his fastidious bent for research and sharing of the Axis Syllabus, of which he is a certified teacher. Antoine is known for his enthusiasm and infecting others with the movement-research-geek-syndrome. Currently, his research is oriented towards paleoanthropology and functional morphology as well as the refinement and development of athletic skills via a friction with the Axis Syllabus research and problem-solving situations.