Axis Syllabus -kurssi, 22.-26.10.2018, Outokumpu

undefinedThis October, we will host three workshops with Frey Faust and Francesca Pedulla, in Outokumpu, Finland!

We will get to work in the beautiful studios of the dance education of Riveria, Outokumpu. There will be one workshop by Francesca Pedulla, sourcing from the tradition of West African dances, and one repertory workshop by Frey Faust. Also, there will be one workshop co-taught by Frey and Francesca. You can attend, one, two, or all three workshops.

SCHEDULE 22-26.10.2018

9.00-11.00 Ancient Kinetic Wisdom by Francesca Pedullà
12.30-14.30 Fractal Manifesto, co-taught by Francesca Pedullà and Frey Faust
15.00-17.00 MOTION CREATION by Frey Faust
In the evenings, there will be lab classes, jams, performance night etc.


1 Workshop: 180€
2 Workshops: 280€
3 Workshops: 350€

Limited space, please register in time to take part!
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You can stay at the school for no additional cost (there are mattresses, showers and a kitchen in use)
There are cheap options for housing in the area, more info later publisher here.


Ancient Kinetic Wisdom
by Francesca Pedullà

In all ancient traditions, dance and music are vested with important spiritual and social roles, and are considered fundamental to the expression and guiding of both collective and individual dynamics. My research, which stems from a profound passion for West Africa's art and culture, focuses on the characteristic intimacy between polyrhythm and the dancing body and their powerful potential for the re-elaboration of the human being's relationship to its environment.
The support of the Axis Syllabus and detailed application of bio mechanics has helped me to perceive and decode the intrinsic wisdom of this antique, yet timeless practice. 
During the work, we will discover the universal bio-mechanic and rhythmic principles on which some traditional motifs are built. Understanding these principles, we can expand our skills and move towards creative personal re-elaboration. My objective is to stimulate the student's sensitivity to the relationship of the complex and dynamic architectures of their bodies with rhythm, with others, with the earth.

FRACTAL MANIFESTO Somatological alignment.
Co-Taught by Francesca Pedulla and Frey Faust

Somatological alignment implies respect for the inherent design of the body in the practice of postural "Neutrality". Practically speaking, postural neutrality is evident in the disciplined habit of joint contiguity or articular congruity while moving or when still. In this workshop, Frey and Francesca will look intently at the body's reoccurring fractal paradigms, and consider how we enter into relationship with our body, with the environment, and with others as we dance.

MOTION CREATION under the lens of the Axis Syllabus
crafting dances & transition smithing

Crafting dances that respect human biomechanical parameters requires critical thought: reconsidering impulses, framing ideas logically, formulating concepts coherently, contextualizing and challenging likes and dislikes, and perhaps most importantly limiting creative choices to specificity.It’s an impossible objective... success can only be partial… or practically by mistake, but it's what has inspired my consolidation and use of the Axis Syllabus tool-kit for these many years... the ultimate assymptote. In this session, rather than explain the reasons for my choices, I will share micro and macro motifs, the extracted essence of decades of artisan investigation and transition smithing. If you want me to unpack things theoretically, just ask!!As always, there will be time and space for dialogue, but I will rely mostly on you for observations, questions and suggestions. Do you like moving? Lets DECAMP!!!