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Alexander Technique for Choreographers, Workshop and Lab @ Base

  • Base: Experimental Arts + Space 6520 5th Avenue South #122 Seattle, WA 98108 USA (map)
Choreographers Lab in Edmonton, AL, 2018 Pictured: Richard Lee, Jason Romero, Jen Dunford

Choreographers Lab in Edmonton, AL, 2018
Pictured: Richard Lee, Jason Romero, Jen Dunford

UPDATE: I added a morning session — 10 - 12:30 — and there are spaces still available! See details below or go to registration page.

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The Alexander Technique is an excellent tool for choreographers. It can help you move more easily, see movement better, communicate more precisely, and help your important ideas come to life more fully, and possibly faster.

How are you using yourself while you are creating movement, teaching movement, directing dancers in an improvisation, greeting a donor, all while running sound for your open rehearsal? Could you use help changing gears faster, or going deeper into your creative work in the company of others?

We will start the morning with an introduction to the Alexander Technique through a choreographic lens, followed by experiments in movement, both plain and fancy.  The afternoon will be designed as a lab, addressing your specific questions about your choreographic life. We will look at the act of directing dancers in the creation and performance of material, as well as how to put AT into practice for your own thinking/ imagining/doing/creative process.

Choreographers may choose to invite a dancer to work on something specific (see +1 pricing) and will also have the opportunity to work with others in this collaborative setting.

“The hallmarks of the Alexander Technique are creativity, spontaneity, and adaptability to change.” - AR Alexander

I used AT throughout my choreographic career to support the physical and creative aspects of my work and I continue to use it every day. It is a remarkably simple, practical process with broad applications — choreography, public speaking, work, laundry... you name it!

DETAILS
Date: October 20, 2018
Location: Base: Experimental Arts + Space, 6520 5th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108
Times and Cost:
Note: Advance Registration ends Wednesday October 17.

  • Morning Workshop, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: $30 advance / $40 at door


Register here.