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O-6 / The Axis Syllabus: Somato-logic

Workshop with Frey Faust
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2018

"The personal discipline that helped me regain mobility and expand my skills and the skills of many of my students entailed a rigorous return to a somatological reintegration. It may seem contradictory, but the recognition of my body’s own inherited reality, accepting the limits it suggested, has allowed me to heal, renew or improve. The recognition of the commonality of that heritage with the rest of this planet’s history. The disciplined practice of movements that align with and are supportive of the body-mind-ecology: tri-axiality, zero-point departure and neutrality in all movement. I have been sharing this potent approach for over twenty years and it never loses its fascination, it’s power and inspiration. Come dance with me!" Frey Faust

The Axis Syllabus is a compendium of information about the human body in motion from various resources such as anatomy, biomechanics, medicine, psychology, social ethics, philosophy and the arts. It is an easy to understand, practical diagnostic tool that helps those that use it to move better with less injury, suggesting a preventative approach to building skill, strength and flexibility, a potential plus for all human activity. The AS lists and compares current knowledge of past and present methods and scientific information. It serves a global community as a resource for understanding, preparing and training the human body for moving.

Frey Faust

Now 61, Frey Faust began performing on the street as a pantomime, dancer-actor in the family troupe at the age of eight. At the age of fourteen, Nita Little, the co-founder of the movement, introduced him to contact improvisation, which he has practiced and taught all his life. He also studied Capoeira, African Dance, fencing, karate, Aikido, jazz, ballet, yoga, percussion, physics and anatomy. He has worked a.o. with Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Stephen Petronio and Donald Byrd. In the 90's Frey began to compile The Axis Syllabus lexicon, which is now available in its fifth edition at www.axissyllabusforum.org.  He also built a written symbolic language for movement notation, evaluation, pathology diagnosis and invention called the Human Movement Alphabet, also available on the Axis Syllabus Forum. He continues to create, perform and teach across the globe to this day! Together with Francesca Pedulla and Baris Mihci, he is building a center for the Axis Syllabus Meshwork in the south of Italy. To find out more about this, look up The Wayfarer's Root: www.laradicedeiviandanti.org.

Level: Movement experience
In English