Francesca teaches : The Axis Syllabus
I am fascinated by human relationships. I am interested in successful dialogues and digging for the reasons and looking at the consequences of unsuccessful ones. I am curious about the role of the body in the negotiation with the enviroment - physical, cultural, social, political- and how it contributes in the construction, deconstruction, and realaboration of individual and collective identity. My ongoing research and application of the anatomically respectful, bio-mechanically functional principles provided by the Axis Syllabus has made me aware of the body's complex architecture; how dynamic and how sensitive it can be. How every movement, from structurally supported action to expressive gesture, is the result of continuous adaptations to internal and external conditions. I believe that the recognition of the ancient wisdom and significance of movement as perpetuated by tradition, informed and updated through the contribution of new scientific discoveries, is an effective way to stimulate a critical appraisal of the circumstances in and around us, and can offer each individual a solid instrument for processing and communication. My objective as a teacher is to provide a structural basis and build a common store of technical references through the study of biomechanics, musicality and space relationships and through collective discussions. In my classes, time is always dedicated to guided improvisation, and creative games for channeling the expressive potential of the individual and collective body. I give strong focus to the utility of this process for the analysis of the self/other and the environment that surrounds us.
I love to meet, brainstorm, exchange with other artists and thinkers, to cross fields and methodologies, to teach in collaboration, sharing thoughts, finding agreement, learning, having new intuitions, making plans.......