Kira Kirsch in Berkeley! Cultivating Potential Movement Resources


Fri Mar 03 2023 at 10:00 am


Berkeley Finnish Hall | Berkeley, CA

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Cultivating Potential Movement Resources
a workshop with Kira Kirsch
MARCH 3-5, 2023
10AM-1PM daily
Registration fee: $150-200, sliding scale
Paypal at [email protected] or Venmo @Miriam-Wolodarski
2 full scholarships available for POC dancers.
Email [email protected] for more information/ questions.
Potential Within - Capacity for Resilience
With tools from the Axis Syllabus, we are learning how to investigate, break down and describe movement with a strong orientation towards searching sustainable movement patterns. We look at safer and creative falling reflexes, sequential movement, defining individual and contextual range of motion and enhancing kinetic literacy to name a few topics. These practices can be applied to dance and
many other movement related fields.
In my classes I aim to create scenarios for textured and embodied dancing and a learning environment where your body can self-organize and thrive. Movement material, sensations, coordination and perspectives of anatomy and biomechanics are proposed to explore. The information ideally self-seeds into resilient and adapted movement fitting your body and environments as well as open new curiosities for autonomous study, apractice and application.

Kira Kirsch is a dance artist, dance educator, dance researcher and community builder. Based in Berlin since 2015 she has been collaborating in building a furthering educational program for dance & movement professionals at Lake Studios under the name of “Movement Artisans”, created an annual festival called “Sensing In” and hosted several dance research residencies and symposiums at Lake Studios and Tanzfabrik developing and collecting collaborative research methodologies for dancers at the intersection of art, science and transmission. She has been a regular guest teacher at the HZT Bachelor and Master program and teaches internationally.
In her pedagogical work she celebrates learning through movement and dancing together. Her artistic work is deeply influenced by her 7 years in San Francisco dancing with Sara Shelton Mann, Avi and Nita Little & the Divisadero Research Company among many others. Recent projects that call in and seek to embody untold stories and portraying unseen relations include dance films, music videos, touch residencies and site specific works. Kira is a also a passionate contact improvisor which constitutes much of her experiential research practice .


Where is it happening?

Berkeley Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St,Berkeley,CA,United States, Berkeley, United States

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Miriam Wolodarski

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