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The Axis Syllabus/lexicon of human movement principles
THE AS IS A SYSTEM for cross-correlating movement principles, bringing pertinent information about training the body and movement practice into an accessible format, a user's manual for dancers, athletes and physiotherapists. This consolidation process has helped to clear up misunderstandings and question traditions that are outdated, sponsoring the protection and enhancing the skills of today's dancers and athletes, and the re-education of movement teachers, choreographers and project leaders the world over.
THE AXIS SYLLABUS RESEARCH COMMUNITY works to update and transmit the biomechanical principles organized in The AS system. Because the mission of the ASRC is to spread this valuable information, we study and draw from sociology, psychology, and pedagogy (the science of teaching), and strive towards an effective and ethical mode for teaching and learning.
Syllabus means list in Latin. In dance, a syllabus often refers to an acquired number of skills, a grammar of ability, while an axis is a line around which a joint or motion segment can rotate, as well as a general direction taken. The three axes are found at 90 degrees to their corresponding planes. A plane is a surface or cross section, as well a general direction taken. These two concepts describe dimension and spatial orientation; as well as mass in motion, implying momentum and inertia. In both cases, direction implies time and therefore dynamics and ultimately physio-dynamics. Therefore, The Axis Syllabus can be defined as a grammar of physio-dynamic principles.
THE ASRC - The Axis Syllabus forms the context for a community of professionals trained and/or certified in various medical and physical sciences such as: neurology, mechanical engineering, osteopathy, kinesiology, Rolphing, Feldenkrais, Gyrotonic, Bart, Pilates, Laban; as well as diverse performing arts and movement disciplines such as: natural horsemanship, circus skills, voice, capoeira, african expressionism, ballet, yoga, contemporary, pantomime, physical theater and hip-hop.
The information in this site is meant to compliment and not replace medical assistance.
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