Please join me in Edmonton in an exploration of the Alexander Technique to support intention and pleasure in everyday movement and choreography.
The Alexander Technique (AT) is a learning process that offers a way to access your natural coordination so that you can move, think, and communicate more freely. Crispin has used AT throughout her choreographic career to support the physical and creative aspects of her work, and continues to use it every day. It is a remarkably simple, practical process with broad applications — public speaking, work, art, dancing, laundry... you name it!
The morning session is for everyone! We will start with an introduction to the Alexander Technique followed by experiments in movement, both plain and fancy. Learn how to use AT to improve everyday life as well as give you tools for increased movement exploration, fun and expression.
The afternoon session is for choreographers with an emphasis on how to use AT in the thinking, movement, and communication that are all part of making dances. We will look at directing dancers in the creation and performance of material, as well as how to put AT into practice for your own creative process. Note: Choreographers should plan to attend the morning workshop. This will be a collaborative workshop, so expect to do some dancing in each other’s experiments.
Crispin Spaeth has been making dances in Seattle since 1990. She led Crispin Spaeth Dance Group from 1992-2007 with commissions by Western Bridge, Consolidated Works, On the Boards, and Velocity Dance Center, among others. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Studio Art. After a 20 year course of study with Cathy Madden, Crispin was certified by Alexander Technique International in 2017.
To register, go to www.eventbrite.ca/e/moving-with-the-alexander-technique-with-crispin-spaeth-tickets-43585600705
This workshop is sponsored by Novayana Society for Eastern and Western Studies.