8 - 12 Aug 2016

The Fluid Crystal

Frey Faust > El Cristal Fluido

Undulating patterns of movement express the architectural character of all energy and form in this universe, the spiral. the practice of wave-form motion is healing and profoundly instructive, and represents the fine-grade understanding and conscious use of the body's resources.

The Axis Syllabus designates the masses of the body as "motoric", i.e.possessing the potential for energy creation and propulsion, and the articulation or joints as administrative "motion centers", which provide moment arms, pendulum tie-offs and levers for the motoric masses. The motors can be aggregated or isolated. Motion can be distally or proximally initiated. Sequencing can be more or less chaotic or directed. The partnership of bones and connective tissue allows endless options for tensional integration or differentiation. In this class we will practice limpid kinetic energy transfer from one motor to the other, and discuss specific vector choices while we observe healthy limits for alignment.

FREY FAUST is a 56 year old veteran of the New York contemporary dance scene, with a strong European renommée and intercontinental touring circuit. His focus for the last twenty years has shifted to the educational value of applied science in the arts, with an emphasis on anatomy and physics, including aspects of sociology and cognitive science. With the help of colleagues from the arts and sciences, He consolidated an interdisciplinary movement analysis and reference system called The Axis Syllabus (AS) in the late 1990's.

The Axis Syllabus. "Axis" is a reference to vector coordinates allowing the calculation of inertial values and kinetic energy equations, and "Syllabus" means a list or lexicon, organizing these referents and correlating them with documented practice. Having a non-specific cross-sector impact, The AS has met with an enthusiastic, international response from various performance oriented artists, as well as a wide cross-section of the scientific community. Twelve years ago, prompted by a convincing popular interest in this work, Frey founded the AS - International Research Community, which has since developed an instructor's certification process with operational centers in seven countries and participants in development and study numbering in the thousands.

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