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  TEACHER's LAB - PUGLIA, ITALY - April 24 - 28
Posted by: administrator - 02-18-2021, 08:38 AM - Forum: AXIS SYLLABUS EVENTS - No Replies


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  Debunking "ADHESIONS"
Posted by: administrator - 12-20-2020, 09:04 PM - Forum: Comments - Questions - Requests - Replies (1)

Jon Hodges of Nevada PT states that there is no research to support Hedley and John F. Barnes's postulate that lack of movement or chronic misuse causes layers of fascia to adhere to each other. 




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Information KNYGA ,,The Axis Syllabus. Žmogaus judėjimo leksikonas."
Posted by: Ieva Ginkeviciute - 12-18-2020, 11:05 AM - Forum: Lithuanian - No Replies

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The Axis Syllabus
Žmogaus judėjimo leksikonas
Penktasis leidimas
Anatominės ir biomechaninės informacijos nuorodų sistema apie žmogaus judėjimo (ap)ribojimus ir potencialą.

Autorius: Frey Faust 
Redaguota: Sebastian Grubb
Illiustruota: Teresa Bamford Southwell

Iš agnglų k. vertė: Ieva Ginkevičiūtė
Viršelio dizainas: Tauras Stalnionis

Išversta 2020 m. 
Prie knygos vertimo taip pat prisidėjo: Greta Katavičiūtė, Viltė Švarplytė

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 [Image: heart.png] Prašome naudotis pateikta nuoroda, knyga bei jos turiniu atsakingai (©) Dėkojame 

Svarbi pastaba:

Šis vertimas tai nuolat besikeičiantis ir besivystantis, besipildantis procesas.
Jūsų pastebėjimai yra labai vertingi, todėl prašau jais dalintis, taip galėsime drauge pildyti ir gerinti šį vertimą.

Lietuvišką ir anglišką leidimus, pdf formatu, rasite: ,,The Axis Syllabus International Research Network” forume: https://axisforums.org/ 

Lauksiu jūsų komentarų email:

Ieva Ginkevičiūtė


The Axis Syllabus ©
Human Movement Lexicon
5th Edition

A reference system for anatomical and biomechanical information concerning human movement limitations and potentials

by Frey Faust

Edited by Sebastian Grubb
Graphics by Teresa Bamford Southwell

Lithuanian Translation: Ieva Ginkevičiūtė
Lithuanian AS book cover design: Tauras Stalnionis

Also big thanks to: Greta Katavičiūtė, Viltė Švarplytė. For helping to translate !

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  Axis Syllabus workshops cycle @Scie Festival
Posted by: Nuvola Vandini - 09-21-2020, 05:09 PM - Forum: AXIS SYLLABUS EVENTS - No Replies

S C I E       F E S T I V A L 

body <> movement  

arts <> sciences
The concept conveyed by the festival' title is that matter undergoes a transformation as part of its effort to remain a part of everything else.

A desire to focus on what remains; the residue, trail, traces or spoors left by any process of transformation. 
Every action or movement leaves trails of matter that eventually turn into another form of matter. A subtle, slow process, difficult or even impossible to perceive for those who rush. Also the idea that the residue we generate, the trails we leave are the inheritance of future generations. They will influence, perhaps even compose the visible and invisible world in which they will live.
Like fireworks fill the sky with smoke, sulfur particles and metals, creating a spectacle inside the spectacle. The performance is over, the stage is empty but someone is still looking at it as if it were still occupied... and it is, it is full of that rarely mentioned contrail that every passage generates.
Acknowledging dance as a tool for inquiry into the human being, it's history, physical attributes, social expressions search for meaning and value, Scie facilitates a meeting space for art, science and culture. Scie aims to integrate theoretical and practical research,  to circulate different kinds of knowledge and practice by focusing on the relevance and commonness of content rather than formal constraints, Scie weaves on its program, dance training events, performances, meetings and round tables.

T O P I C     OF     2 0 2 0     E D I T I O N

Inspired by the research of the collective aRtipoda, we have adopted the concept of Desire Paths, as the fulcrum of the experiential reflection that we propose for the 2020 edition of Scie Festival.

"Studies and research have over time focused their attention on the movement of pedestrians within cities, noting how often they create alternative routes to those suggested by urbanization. A psychological and physical push induces pedestrians to trace alternative routes in the city jungle In literature we find several names for this practice: cow paths, pirate paths, social trails, kemonomichi (beast trails), chemins de l'âne (donkey paths), and Olifantenpad (elephant trails)"
DESIRE PATHS. (Bramley, 2018) . " - from aRtipoda -

A X I S     S Y L L A B U S     W O R K S H O P S

My walkable city W/ Francesca pedullà & Eric Acakpo | 28-31 October
Criss Cross path and tangential option W/ Frey Faust | 28-30 October
Ride the lightning of energy W/ Jerome d'Orso | 30 October - 1 November
Map makers W/ F.Faust & F. Pedullà | 31 October - 1 November
Ancien kinetic wisdom W/F.Pedullà & E. Acakpo | 24-25 October 

Workshop description are available on the web-site:
Workshops will be in person, located in big studios in the city of Bologna. Places are limited.

Early-bird is till September 30! 
here is the registration form' link: 



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Posted by: administrator - 09-07-2020, 05:40 PM - Forum: AXIS SYLLABUS EVENTS - No Replies

Your Next Series of 7 Online Classes:
September 7th to 28th at 6 pm ECT

Register at: portal1960@gmail.com

Sept. 7th   - Principles before Form - critical embodiment
Sept. 10th - Staying Power / letting go while holding on
Sept. 14th - Smooth Operation / graduates gradually graduating
Sept. 17th  - Lifting and Pushing / before, during, after
Sept. 21st  - Round and About / respect for biological fractals
Sept. 24th - Straight To the Point / support for direct trajectories  
Sept. 28th  - Bounce and Jiggle / your best friend on the block

The live classes will be recorded and posted on our forum (axisforums.org). 
You can access the links for free if you join. 
10 eur per year to view, 24 to participate.

If you want to take one or more of the rest of the series you can do that too.

Classes cost between 5 and 15 eur per class. 
Decide what you want to pay and how many classes you would like to take.
Make your transfer and send me a screenshot of the slip. 
I will then send you the Zoom link.

People are doing direct bank transfers or using Transferwise, as I don’t use PayPal or Venmo. 

You will need my address for the Transferwise form:

Frey Faust
Möckern Str. 79 
10965 Berlin, Germany


here are my bank coordinates

Frey Faust
Deutsche Bank
account - 0808774
IBAN DE65 6647 0024 0080 8774 00

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  Integrative Axis Syllabus Course
Posted by: Madeleine.shen - 08-17-2020, 08:12 AM - Forum: AXIS SYLLABUS EVENTS - No Replies

We invite you to participate in our Axis Syllabus training program -- a ramp towards physical health and well-being! 

Please email us at axis.syllabus.sur@gmail.com

This course is offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

If you are curious about the body, its movement and its health, this is an incredible opportunity to develop sensitivity, strength and body intelligence with like-minded people, developing an ecosystem to hold, transmit, exchange and create knowledge.

This 12-week course consists of:

  • Axis Syllabus Workshops
  • Anatomy classes
  • Fitness training
  • Mentoring and Community
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The course has 3 modules that explore specific Axis Syllabus topics through theory and practice, and investigation of the body in dynamic-perceptive movement.

[Image: heart.png]  Kinetic energy  -- How does the body manage energy and forces? How does the body in movement relate to gravity?

[Image: heart.png] 2) Liberty and Limits  -- What are the joint parameters in the human body and how can we become acquainted with our own? How does an embodied knowledge of these limits give us freedom and agency of choice over our movement and risk-taking?

[Image: heart.png] Tone  -- What are the different tissues in the body and their textures and tones? What does it mean to consider the tone of your body in a local area vs. the whole thing?

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  Managing inertia
Posted by: Manuela Martella - 05-24-2020, 12:43 PM - Forum: Comparisons - Weight, Volume, Length - No Replies

Some thoughts about different bodies, thus different variable, when managing inertia. Feel free to share yours.

"Inertia is the resistance an object has to change in its state of motion or stasis." (relative motion, relative stasis) I recommend reading the very interesting exchange between Frey and Jari in the forum chapter "simple definitions"

What increases resistance:
(what I could gather from the AS book and the forum)

- more mass  (weight, heavy/light, heavier/lighter)
- more speed  (fast, faster)
- more stillness  (slow, slower)
- more length  (dimension, volume)  
- more liquidity  (lower tone)
- more rigidity  (higher town)
- more friction (surfaces, air, water, materials, clothes, shoes)
- proximity of a force to the fulcrum  (radius, rotational inertia, rotational momentum)

Different bodies are characterized by different volumes and masses regarding single body parts. 

- a long light arm 
- a long heavy arm
- a short heavy arm
- a short light arm

Mass and dimension are not necessarily proportional.
Mass and dimension seem to be constant variables. 
Variations and combinations are probably infinite. As well as the proportions between the single body units. 

More liquidity or rigidity can be achieved by engaging more or less muscle unites in isometric muscle contraction or inhibition of contraction. That allows also to bind or unbind body parts into larger or smaller unites. Consequently, increasing or decreasing the dimension, mass and muscular "tone" of the body unite that is moving. 

A long body or body unit will tip over, fall, swing, rotate around a fulcrum and accelerate slower than a short body or body unit. It will also require more force to overcome inertial resistance. However, once it overcomes its initial resistance to stasis and gets going, the longer body or body unit will produce more kinetic energy, even if is has the same mass as a shorter object. Rotational kinetic energy is proportional to the radius. 

Shifting the fulcrum of rotation nearer towards the center of gravity of a body or a body unit, decreases inertial resistance. 

The body is a very complex example, as when we move we have to manage a multitude of combinations of rotational end translational momentum at the same time. 

Gradually accelerating. 
Anticipating deceleration. 
A small force applied for a long time can produce the same change in momentum as a large force applied briefly. 

Lowering the center of gravity can help gaining stability.

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  BAASE in PLACE 2020
Posted by: Nbowart - 05-14-2020, 02:42 AM - Forum: AXIS SYLLABUS EVENTS - Replies (1)


BAASE in PLACE is an online offering to the community of somatic learners who wish to dive into the evolving content of the Axis Syllabus, and develop their self practice while witnessing one another through the virtual medium.

  • This year we will be looking at the Nervous System and the Axis Syllabus, Fascia and Improvisation, and as always we will be dancing.

  • Our list of teachers is Kevin O’Connor, and Ruth Douthwright, Daniel Davis, Kristen Greco, Phoenicia Pettyjohn and Nuria Bowart.

  • This year at BAASE we have added a performance night: June 26th 5-7pm, all participants are invited to submit, 3 min. maximum length

  • Please check Axis Syllabus WEST for more details to come.

  • Please email axissyllabusca@gmail.com with any questions
BAASE in PLACE 2020 Online Schedule:
The structure is a morning session and an early evening session; all PST. Assignments and smaller groups will be created to support the learning as well. We will have an opening circle Monday, an anatomy potluck on Wednesday, and a performance offering on Friday (there is an invitation for all participants to contribute to the performance night, something up to 3min in length, video or live). 

Monday June 22nd
  • 9:30-11am Welcome circle and ALL teacher offering (all)

  • 5-6:30pm Improvising within Constraints (Kevin and Ruth)
Tuesday June 23rd
  • 10-11:30am Improvising with Constraints (Kevin and Ruth)

  • 5-6pm Future Feet (Phoenicia Pettyjohn)
Wednesday June 24th
  • 10-11:30am Improvising with Constraints (Kevin and Ruth)

  • 5-6:30pm Anatomy Potluck (Nuria Bowart)
Thursday June 25th
  • 10-11:30am Improvising with Constraints (Kevin and Ruth)

  • 5-6pm Future Feet (Phoenicia Pettyjohn)
Friday June 26th
  • 10-11:30am Improvising with Constraints (Kevin and Ruth)

  • 5-7pm Performance Salon (all)
Saturday June 27th
  • 10-11:30 Learning Curves: AS and the Nervous System (Kristen and Daniel)

  • 4:30-6pm Learning Curves: AS and the Nervous System(Kristen and Daniel)
Sunday June 28th
  • 10-11:30 Learning Curves: AS and the Nervous System (Kristen and Daniel)

  • 4:30-5:30 Learning Curves: AS and the Nervous System (Kristen and Daniel)

  • 5:30-6:30 Closing circle (all)
Prices are set on a sliding scale for full and partial participation. $250-110.

More Information Here
To Register Here: go to classpass option to select class packages
for questions email axissyllabusca@gmail.com

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Video Axis Syllabus and Dance. May Series.
Posted by: Nbowart - 05-05-2020, 11:09 PM - Forum: AXIS SYLLABUS EVENTS - No Replies

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  • 4 Fridays in May: 8,15,22,29
  • 10-11:30am San Francisco, 1-2:30 NYC, 19-20:30 Berlin
The focus of this series is moving through our “shell". We will begin by looking at what serves as a “shell”. What are the biological shells, intellectual shells, and environmental shells we rely on? We have and create “shells” to differentiate ourselves: the within, from the without. Our dancing together will be focused on tending to our shells; inquiring, detailing, thickening through the fragility and lightening the load of resistance.

Class will include: study, games, writing, group warming up, improvisations and patterns of movements to play with.

Go here to sign up (deep discount available for those who need it)

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