The Alexander Technique for Performers
The Alexander Technique teaches Performers how to free their body from habits which limit their performances.
It teaches a way of Being which allows ease, spontaneity, naturalness and Presence without attachment to any particular acting technique or music pedagogy.
Everybody’s birthright is to enjoy a free body and a unique voice, able to convey emotion, thought and intention as well as artistic movement. In order to free the voice or the expression of sound you must free your instrument – yourself.
When you can do this you will delight an audience with true spontaneity, energy, confidence and joy because you are yourself in your performance.
Performers need to be on their breathe, have a voice that is embodied, have a correct body map and be moving freely and softly from their joints so that they give their audiences an experience of auditory and visual excellence. For you, as the performer, it must also be a kinaesthetic experience – you must feel it inside and outside the body. The Alexander Technique is ideal for performers.
Performers train as hard as athletes. All Performers need to be able to re-direct their tension and direct the way they use their body in order to achieve graceful co-ordination. The Alexander Technique trains performers to a high level of sensitivity and awareness and gives them the skills to produce an artistic and memorable performance.
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What people are saying:
“I have always placed a lot of stress on my system, both through work pressures and through demanding physical pursuits such as marathon running. The Alexander Technique is the only method I have found for prevention. I am no longer a helpless “patient” with a “condition” but an active participantGlenda, Scientific Administrator
“The experience of what felt like “untangling” the muscles in my body released much tension, increased my height, increased my energy levels and put me more at peace with my environment. In addition it has removed my back pain I felt for many years, which doctors treated with drugs. IGeorge, Company Manager
“My posture and walk have improved greatly. I no longer have back pain or shoulder and neck tension and I am feeling more self assured. The Alexander Technique is so simple but it changes how I approach everything in my daily life.”Anne, Lawyer
“After 3 months of chronic back pain and trying every remedy short of surgery I was introduced to The Alexander Technique by Barbara. Initially highly skeptical my expectations were low. The results were extraordinary. Not only did the back pain quickly go but in a few short sessions I wasAndrew, Managing Director
“The Alexander Technique is the only thing that has relieved the shoulder and back pain that I had suffered from for a couple of years.”Mary, Musician