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Phase 1  August 15 - 19

ADD-ON Class: Your Inner Fish

- evolutionary perspective on anatomical, function, mechanicms and morphologies

9.30 - 11.30

365 millions years ago, a brave fish tried for the first time to hang out on land… And then what? 

The evolutionary perspective helps us to track morphological function and critical mechanisms involved in locomotoric patterns and thus sheds a fascinating light on our pursuit of investigating the contemporary human moving body. 


The analysis, exploration and fine adjustment of efficient locomotion in the 3 dimensional world and infinite possibilities of level, will be an essential aspect this week. 

Expect oscillations between floor work and balancing/spinning/jumping, between slow and fast, between the attention to the spine and the spatial orientation awareness, sensing into anatomical interactions, the exhilaration of the acceleration and the exquisite suspension!



Bones Whispering - lecture & bone making 
11.45 - 13.45 studio 2 

A dip in comparative and functional anatomy of the locomotor system in the light of the evolutionary morphing

A talk, which interest is to clarify functionalities and put in perspective the specificity of the contemporary human's anatomy with comparing it to other species or with our ancestors.


Phase 2  August 29 - September 2


Mixed Movement Arts

9.30 - 11.30  5 day workshop


I offer a mix of different practices, coordinative processes and perspective on human movement that i pull out from a sports background (handball/judo/volleyball/soccer/tennis…),  a passion for contact-improvisation and a vivid connection to the Axis Syllabus Research.

Participants are progressively introduced to a body of knowledge supporting their exploration and embodiment of functional movement patterns.

We will implement a choreography based on the very skills we work on throughout the week.


There are partnered practices, with and without contact.

There are objects to handle. like balls and ballons yes.

There are repetitions and slowing downs of movement patterns to foster movement integration.

There are frames dedicated to improvisation to develop adaptability and fine adjustment.


This workshop aims to support the development of quotidian and athletic skills such as hand-eyes coordination, reaching, dynamic lifts (of human beings!), level or sphere changes, leg support and swing, jumping and landing, throwing and catching accuracy…

It is sometimes fast and dynamic, challenging participants in a playful and focused format.


This journey hopefully enhances coordinative processes and prepare the body to fast adaptation and intuitive reaction, a playful navigation between the modern world and our ancient heritage.




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  Antoine Ragot  



Antoine was born in Poitiers, France and is now based between Berlin and nomadism. Being an athlete throughout his first 20 years of life, his interest in the body manifested in two years of medical school which led to the university of sport sciences of which he graduated with a Bachelor degree specializing in education and motor skills. He then became involved in dance and different contact improvisation communities throughout France which brought him closer to unify his interests for the body, movement and performance. Today Antoine brings many years of teaching contact improvisation, sports (especially swimming and judo) and early motor development to his fastidious bent for research and sharing of the Axis Syllabus, of which he is a certified teacher.  During the last two years he has been traveling the world with his dancing family teaching and assisting numerous workshops in prestigious dance festivals and also in local self-organizing communities. Antoine is known for his enthusiasm and infecting others with the movement-research-geek-syndrome. He is also a passionate improviser, who is recently developing a specific character, ingenuous, playful, boiling, anxious, slightly clownish that dreams/plans of pursuing a more regular performance practice once his son starts the Kindergarten!



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