Kira Kirsch is a movement enthusiast, teacher, dancer, researcher, community organizer, mother and passionate initiator/curator living in Berlin part of Lake Studios, an artist-run dance, research, production and living space.
She is deeply invested into creating and shaping spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitize their mind-body-movement continuum. She has pioneered, taught and continuously researched through the lens of the Axis Syllabus (AS) for almost two decades, is a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, leads teacher laboratories and has build a community for AS research in the Bay Area, California from 2006 to 2012.
In 2014 she started co-curating a new annual dance festival called SENSING IN and is establishing a regular educational program under the name of Movement Artisans together with Antoine Ragot at Lake Studios/Berlin.
She currently has a guest-lectureship at the HZT University of Arts in Berlin and is invited to festivals and institutions such as ImPulsTanz (AT), Ravnedans (NO), TQW-Vienna or the Goa Contact Festival among many others as well as private initiatives of the grass root type.
As a performer Kira has danced in the works of Sara Shelton Mann (US), David Szlasa (US), Avy K. Productions (RU), Christine Bonansea (US/FR), Half Machine (DK), ABCdance collective/Frey Faust, Cie. Anna Tenta (AT) and in numerous collaborations with her peers. From 2009 -2012 she collaborated with Montrealer Kelly Keenan and their creations species – a moving body exposition and useless creatures have been presented in the US, Canada and Austria.
Current projects are the establishment of the CoLaboratory Berlin, a research initiative for somatic communication (ISSC-Institute for the Study of Somatic Communication), hands-on intra-actions, gardening and nursing the new family member.