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Alexander Principles into Dancing
clarity and subtlety
The Alexander Technique is a means of identifying mental and physical habits that interfere with our ability to attend to the moment and make choices.
Beginning with the assumption that we are perfectly designed for movement and balance, we engage our mind to undo layers of interference, creating opportunity for understanding how we use (or misuse) ourselves, as well as for self-reflection and profound self knowledge that is deeply helpful for the artist. Through observation, dialogue and hands-on work, this workshop aims to introduce principles of the Technique and examine common assumptions and their accompanying sensations of such dancerly concerns as strength, support, stability and power by opening the body and brain to new information and refining the organisation of the performing body and mind.
ArtistBio: Shelley Senter