Movement

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique: The Alexander Technique is a self-use method used by actors to discover and reduce patterns of excess tension in movement, posture and performance, free up breathing, enhance vocal production, reduce performance anxiety, and access deeper presence on the stage and screen. It’s taught in the top performing arts schools including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, the Yale University School of Drama, and The Miller Healthcare Institute for Performing Arts NYC, and is used by actors such as Judi Dench, John Cleese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank, Hugh Jackman, Juliette Binoche, and many others.

Level 1

Identify personal physical and/or vocal habits
Identify and reduce excess tension or boost awareness
Enhance coordination and presence

  1. Improved basic body mapping and self-awareness for movement
  2. Enhanced self-observation skill
  3. Strategies to enhance and develop a skilled use of attention/intention
  4. Increased understanding and tools to:

Instructor: Desmond Price

Up-coming Program Dates:
Wednesdays
10am – 12:30pm
Starts June 6, 2018
Cost:

6 weeks
$340 + GST (2 payment option)
$290 if taken in conjunction with Scene Study

 

Level 2

Shakespeare:  Performing Verse and the Alexander Technique

 Performing Shakespeare has heightened challenges for the actor.  Shakespeare’s characters truly mean what they say and they are often dealing with high stakes circumstances.  These circumstances trigger anger, confusion, desperation, exalted joy, rage, overwhelming love, deep desire, and suicidal sadness.  Discover how to build confidence by using verse to connect you to your emotions. Learn to use the Alexander Technique to unlock to your authentic voice allowing language to reveal character. Learn how to achieve better posture; ease of movement; improved breathing; and vocal clarity and power.

Instructor Desmond Price

 

Up-coming Program Dates:
Thursdays
7pm – 9:30pm
Starts June 7, 2018
Cost:

6 weeks
$340 + GST (2 payment option)
$290 if taken in conjunction with Scene Study