Nuria Bowart

C-Stars will be Falling: accelerated pathways through the floor

Falling allows for us to harness our potential energy.  Take a ride on the force of gravity.  This class will elaborate on the concept of chronological architecture as it relates to moving in and out of the floor in dynamic ways. Both arms and legs are useful to propel, absorb and pivot around.  Acceleration happens, and can be ridden.  In this class we will practice riding this body-form through the energy of a fall. Using some basic movement patterns, such as C-Star, offered through the Axis Syllabus, to help us to better understand useful mechanics for falling.  While in this class, the main partner will be the floor, we will be practicing many of the patterns in partners and groups.


Nuria has been dancing her whole life.  Her relationship to movement and music is professional, personal and therapeutic.  She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with an undergraduate degree in Performance Studies and then moved to Colorado to attend the Rolf Institute. In Colorado she continued to dance , and began studying Capoeira. She has been Rolfing since 1997. 

She moved to the Bay area in 1998 to study and dance Contact Improvisation, as well as continue in her studies of Capoeira and Brazilian dance.   Home to her Capoeira teachers, the Bay Area became her place of training (she is now a Contramestra of Capoeira), dancing, performing, and now family.  She has performed her own original choreographic and musical works, collaborative works, and has worked as a dancer for other choreographers such as Kim Epifano, Scott Wells, Bira Almeida, and Kieth Terry.  She identifies herself as being a performance artist, dancer, choreographer, musician, capoeirista, teacher, healer, and mother.   

Nuria began her studies of the Axis Syllabus in 2009 with Kira Kirsch.  The work of the Axis Syllabus quickly became the place where she could connect her love of anatomy and healing through movement, with her path as a mover and performer.  Nuria works privately as a Rolfer, and movement therapist.  She teaches weekly group Axis Syllabus and Capoeira classes in Berkeley, Ca. and offers workshops around the world (for more info please visit

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