This intro workshop is for ALL LEVELS, and ALL TYPES OF MOVERS.
Playful discipline makes us free. In this workshop, we will take a close look at take-off and landing mechanics, with special attention to the use of kinetic energy generation, which allows us to FALL UP!
Every surface and system in our body is curvy, wavy, spiral, or on the diagonal. Whenever we make what seem like linear movements with our bodies, a multitude of arcing and rotating movements must occur.
Getting past the cadaver, paper-doll view of the body opens a world of possibilities that invites more freedom through sustainable, full-bodied collaboration - which is more harmonious, less militarized and conflictual.
Experience the natural limitations and easiest pathways for moving your bones by looking at the anatomy of an area and then finding the paths of least resistance through simple, guided movement experiments.
Freedom increases by respecting and valuing our design as well as discovering our individual uniqueness.
The drivers of this universe: centripetal and centrifugal force, describe trillions of possibilities that can be harnessed and recycled through simple and guided movement experiments involving the integration of arcs, vectors, and ramps into our personal, daily practice.
Freedom is enhanced as we know and tend to the resources we have with prudence and respect.
Frey is a dancer, choreographer, and movement educator with over 40 years of experience who lives in Europe.
This Axis Syllabus Basics workshop is a rare opportunity to study with a world-renowned teacher of empowerment and freedom through movement who has inspired tens of thousands of people.
All levels welcome!
Born with a fractured skull and a brain injury from forceps used during his birth, Frey's early life presented many challenges. Throughout his childhood and young adult years, he suffered from chronic illness and physical abuse. Suicidal and homeless over a stretch of many years, Frey found that somatic and movement education dramatically improved his life, reversing much of the trauma that most might think was irreversible.
Studying dance intensively as a young adult who was learning technique later than many others, he suffered many injuries and learned that a surprising number them were common to the trade. He undertook an independent study of anatomy, physics, and biomechanics and learned that many of the ways he had been taught to move were working against the body's design and were damaging him. He learned to work within anatomical limitations and to leverage physics to better manage physical forces like momentum. In the process, he not only healed himself but also over the years has inspired tens of thousands of others who decided to study with him.
He has not only danced professionally for over 40 years but he still moves like a child at a graceful, playful 60 years old. He teaches use and care of the body that creates a longevity for dancers and athletes that is extremely uncommon because it invites the student to actively guide their learning process, honor their body's uniqueness, and avoid authoritarian dogma.
He created the Axis Syllabus book and the Axis Syllabus International Research Network to share the principles of sovereign, self-respecting ways of being. Frey is passionate about health freedom and our right to choose what happens to our bodies. He currently lives in Puglia, Italy.