The Alexander Technique for Performers
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As a whole-self method whereby performers can defeat their limitations, the Alexander Technique is an absolute must for the working professional and hobbyist alike.
The technique becomes invaluable to every performer who recognizes that personality and appropriate body language play an important role in creating an impact with their audience.
The technique acts as a psycho-physical process allowing performers to connect to every moment with a deep sense of attunement and flow. [Learn About Lessons]
What is the Alexander Technique?
Described as a mind-body educational system, the Alexander Technique is a core component of the training programs of some of the most prestigious performing arts schools around the world. The Alexander Technique helps performers realize the connection between excessive tension in their neck and back and the execution of their art form.
The technique allows performers to develop an awareness of the rightful use of their posture and coordination reflex in order to deliver more compelling performances and engage more authentically with their audience.
How are Stage Fright and Performance Anxiety related to muscular tension?
An actor or performer is most likely to experience performance anxiety in the form of over-contracted muscles, a hyper-responsive nervous system, and an affected breathing pattern - resulting in an unbalanced skeletal frame. All these may make his or her emotional responses appear forced or unnatural, even cause pain.
The technique's unique power lies in its ability to help practitioners improve their coordination and movements while engaged in the act of performing, dancing, or playing their instrument, providing in-the-moment support for revealing true poise and creativity.
How can the Alexander Technique benefit Actors, Musicians, and other performers?
The result of studying the Alexander Technique is to help the performer learn to use his or her kinesthetic sense and thought-process to improve stage-presence and enhance charisma.
Actors, dancers, and musicians learn to perform their art form with fewer preparatory "sets", fewer muscular and mental habits in order to...
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[Music Radar:] How to improve posture with the Alexander Technique
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