Jorge De Hoyos & Kira Kirsch

Jorge De Hoyos (Los Angeles, 1984) is a U.S. American dancer and choreographer based in Berlin since 2012. He studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the MA Solo/Dance/Authorship at HZT in Berlin. Collectivity and community have been a major aspect of his artistic and spiritual development throughout his trajectory: organizing DIY public art actions, hosting sexual-spiritual and performance events in homes and non-institutional spaces, and being a core member of performance projects like “Turbulence” with Keith Hennessy, Tanzkongress 2019 and Mineralwasser Kollektiv. As a performer he has collaborated with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and Sara Shelton Mann, among others. He’s presented his own work in San Francisco and Berlin and has published articles and interviews on dance.

Kira Kirsch is a movement artist, community organizer, mother and initiater/curator born in East-Berlin. After many years abroad she now works and lives with her family in Berlin as residents of Lake Studios – an artist run dance, production and performance place. 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 over a decade, 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 – 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 lectureship at the HZT University of Arts in Berlin and is invited to festivals and institutions such as Impulstanz/Austria, Ravnedans/Norway, TQW-Vienna or the Goa Contact Festival among many other as well as private initiatives of the grass root type. As a performer she has also worked with Sara Shelton Mann among others.