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Catherine M Madden
DRAMA 455
Seattle Campus

Alexander Technique

A practical and theoretical introduction to the Alexander Technique, a psychophysical re-education process developed by F. M. Alexander (1869-1955). Studio application of this work improves physical/vocal coordination, enhances creativity, and clarifies thinking.

Class description

This class is an introduction to the Alexander Technique, emphasizing its practical application to drama and/or any activity. Frank Pierce Jones says, the Alexander Technique "teaches you how to bring more practical intelligence into what you are already doing; how to eliminate stereotyped responses; how to deal with habit and change." Students access greater physical and vocal coordination as well as learn to "think in activity". (This course is of particular interest to students of drama, music, dance, education and psychology, and is useful to anyone who moves.) Cathy’s approach is playful and practical; in class work will be tailored to the needs of the class members. The class meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 20 and going through June 28. It also meets MWF afternoons, 3:30-5:30.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Susan L Bruns
Date: 04/13/2011