In the beginning of November we will host at the studio an Axis Syllabus workshop with Baris Mihci!
"Out of the Center" - interactions between Center and periphery
Defining a centre in movement research always has been of interest; a place where movement is generated or channeled. In this workshop we will examine our dances through the experience of an interactive exchange between central and peripheral body parts and try to get a more precise idea about a mechanical location of the Center of the body. I invite you to question and explore the validity of "Center-concepts" as we dance using various material and approaches.
7 | 8 | 9 | 10.11.14
80 euros /65 euros for studio students
Baris was born 1976 in Wuppertal, Germany and grew up in an intercultural context of turkish and german influences. He graduated with degrees in social pedagogy, German language, Sports and special education for physically disabled children at the University of Cologne. He completed his studies with a social-cultural research referring to Pina Bausch's Tanztheater and its artistic research about human relationships which he finalized in his graduation thesis.
Although always fascinated with movement, Baris did not start dancing until after finishing his university degree. Pina Bausch´s Tanztheater, which he visited and followed for over 14 years, influenced him in many ways, made him curious about the art of dance and played a deciding role in his life plans.
Coming from an athletic and sportive background, efficiency and mechanics inside movement patterns were always of big interest to him. In 2001 he was introduced to the Axis Syllabus (lexicon of human movement) and immediately immersed himself in the study and research this time through the application of dance. Baris acquired a teacher's certificate after 4 years and started teaching in Brussels together with Kira Kirsch, Ruth Douthwright, Kelly Keenan and others.
He has been teaching daily AS classes and workshops for dancers and amateurs in Brussels and around Europe for over 7 years, introduced the Axis Syllabus in İstanbul from November 2006 to March 2007 and continued to build and support the community around the AS-research collective.
Baris is also a key organizer of the Nomadic College since 2004, a yearly event which unites the different AS-teachers and offer a monthlong period where students from all over the world come together in order to study movement principles under the aspect of science, biomechanics, medicine, universal spirituality and ethics.
From September 2007 until April 2012 Baris was located in Brussels teaching regular classes and workshops in Studio Hybrid, Danscentrum Jette and Espace Catastrophe. In this period he also taught workshops in different parts of Europe e.g. Italy, Sweden (DOCH and Culberg Ballet), Austria, Romania, Paris, Greece, Germany (Tanzfabrik), etc.