Axis Syllabus study labs

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next lab in CLOUD >  we have a break until after summer.
(please have look at our Axis Syllabus workshop with Baris Mihci on 4th of June!)

In these labs we look at movement from an anatomical perspective. We try to combine bio-mechanical principles and basic physics with improvisational tasks and set movement material. We create a playful environment to explore different topics that can build towards an inclusive approach to movement, while trying to understand the separate parts involved.

In the last few study labs we have been zooming in on and moving with our central volumes of the head/neck, shoulders/ribcage and pelvis/abdomen. In the coming lab we will have a look at some of the fascial connections in between and around those volumes.

About Ilse:

I’m a dancer and movement teacher based in The Hague. I am fascinated by how the body learns and how human beings respond in changing environments. The Axis Syllabus study labs are part of my trajectory of becoming a certified Axis Syllabus teacher. I’m a member of the Axis Syllabus Research Community as candidate-teacher since 2013.

What has been sparking my imagination and practice within the ASRC is the approach of both looking at how the human body behaves looking at it from the ‘outside’ and feeling how that translates within my own experience. It helps me to understand how things work, so I can dance and play with it in my classes, performances and in my daily life.

practical info:

when: one Thursday morning a month, from 9.30 till 11.30h

where: CLOUD studio : ))

contribution: €5, sliding scale to €10 to support further Axis Syllabus activities in NL
Contact: ilsevanhaastrecht@gmail.com

What is Axis Syllabus?

Axis: lines along which one can move, turn, think, see
Syllabus: an inventory or list

The Axis Syllabus International Research Community brings together information that is useful for practicing safe and healthy movement. The Axis Syllabus serves as a user manual for the human body, gathering updated knowledge and various standpoints (anatomical, bio-mechanical, experiential) on optimal and joyful human locomotion. The ASIRC wants to transmit this knowledge throughout the globe, a collective aim to stimulate movement competence by finding the pleasure in moving.


In December 2014 Ilse started with her first sessions of Axis Syllabus hosted by CLOUD. Previous study labs about: different ways of distributing masses toward the ground and back up again; the spine, intersection T9-T12, the foot, connecting spine and legs,
a closer look at the psoas muscle, the arms and scapula

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