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T-PR 70914 - Alexander Technique for the Actor
This course introduces the foundations of the Alexander Technique through a series of exercises in mindfulness and awareness in order to deepen our quality of use and function. The principles include, but are not limited to Inhibition, Direction, Primary Movement Pattern, Proprioception, Expanded Field of Attention with specific exercises such as Whispered Ah, Guided Active Rest, Dorsal Vagal Self-Regulation and Breathing Coordination. Each week, these principles will be explored more deeply through the unique lens of the performer, both through daily activities as well as activities directly related to the craft (sung and spoken text, movement and dance.) As students explore each concept in class through group exercises and demos, they will then be encouraged to explore these concepts within the unique parameters of their individual lives for continued learning throughout the following week with the ultimate goal of restoring a more accurate relationship with themselves and their lives, and thereby supporting injury prevention, emotional resilience and overall career longevity. Recordings and videos will be provided by the instructor for out of class support.

Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 1.00
Credit Types Credit

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