This course introduces Alexander Technique as a tool for the performer in you to develop stage presence by discovering how to become aware of and move beyond your personal ingrained habits of reacting and thinking, moving and breathing to free yourself for creative expression. It is a practical hands-on course with focus on breathing and voice.
You will become aware of, and unlearn, habits of misuse that show up as tension, restricting freedom of movement, breathing, voice and coordination. The Alexander Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech.
• eliminating and avoiding habits of voice and facial and body gesture that interfere with breathing and the performance
• how do we breathe? Developing natural breathing
• voice; vocalising, projection, range, embodiment
• centering and grounding
• spatial awareness,
• balance and co-ordination
• controlling performance anxiety
• developing powers of observation
• freedom and control of movement
• movement and staying true to the character
Procedures will include basic Alexander Technique work; lying down work, sitting and standing, walking, and breathing. We will apply the Alexander principles to exploring freedom in breath and voice as part of the whole person through a range of release and creative/expressive vocal and breathing exercises. Some anatomy and physiology will be introduced where applicable.
The course includes one-to-one, hands-on work in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers, of any level.
To enrol and for more information: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/alexander-technique-performance-breat…;
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