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 Alexander Technique Lichfield

Saturday 17th May 2014 in Lichfield
10am-4pm
Cost: £45 / £30 for STAT final year students


About the workshop
This workshop will explore:
• the unique merits and benefits of “Practical 1”
• simple movement & show how we can help pupils become more energised.
• the supportive work with our hands, so vital in enabling re-coordination and new experience of improved use in activity.
• means whereby, along with developing/ refining skills of observation.

The practical work will involve working in pairs or small groups – using our hands to receive and give feedback, and to bring about improvement. Participants need have no background or expertise in dance to benefit from this workshop. It will not be about dance – but rather how to improve coordination – when seemingly ‘static’ and in motion. Accuracy in movement is dependent upon the accuracy of the concepts, which we bring to our ‘means whereby’. Analytical skills are vital, and so too is our willingness to ask ourselves: Why do it this way, in preference to that way? And to consider “I may know something about this, but I want to find out and experience more”.


Saturday 17th May 2014 in Lichfield
10am-4pm
Cost: £45 / £30 for STAT final year students

A Workshop in Two Parts:

1. Aspects of  Alexander Technique Chair work, means whereby and the ‘giving of experience’ – why this is so important
2. Exploring Movement with the Alexander Technique - enhance Sensory Experience and Vitality

A creative approach to problem solving in movement.

A workshop led by Christine Rapley MSTAT and Mary Rawson MSTAT

Biographies

Mary Rawson has been in full time continuous practice since qualifying in 1987. Based in the north east, Mary teaches in Stockton on Tees and Durham.  Her background prior to AT teacher training, was performing and teaching dance, drama and music. Mary has been energetically active in teaching the Alexander Technique for 26 years and runs frequent workshops for her pupils, and also for beginners to the Technique.  

Chris Rapley qualified in 1992 and has taught the Alexander Technique in the Midlands since 1993. Prior to training in the AT and until 1990, Chris was a contemporary dancer/ teacher and choreographer. She utilises her dance experience to encourage pupils to extend in simple ways their own range of movement. 

The workshop

The workshop will explore 2 main themes. 

Practical 1: Stand to Sit & Sit to Stand

  • The facilitation of desirable change in upright standing
  • Two of the most rigidly habitual & repetitive activities in daily life, that have become a paradigm for change, because the whole reaction is so well set

Practical 2: Non-habitual Simple Movement **

  • Enhancing sensory experience and vitality through extending the restricted range of movement.
  • Unfamiliar movements provide an opportunity to bring into play a new means whereby.

About the workshop:

This workshop will explore directed movement – how we can improve coordination and how we can help our pupils become more vitally energised (teachers also!) The teachers’ work with the hands, is a vital source of support and encourages new direction in the pupil.  Working out ‘in process’ improved means whereby for some basic movements alongside developing our skills of observation.

The session will involve working in pairs or small groups – using our hands to receive and give feedback, and to bring about improvement.  

Participants need have no background or expertise in dance to benefit from this workshop. It will not be about how to dance – but rather how to improve coordination – when seemingly ‘static’ and in motion.    

Accuracy in movement is dependent on the accuracy of the concepts which we bring to our ‘means whereby’. Analytical skills are vital, and so too is our willingness to think “I don’t really know, but I want to find out more”.  Improving acuity of perception as to what is being directed. Why do it this way, in preference to that way?

For more information or to book:
Contact Chris Rapley 01543 262346
Email: [email protected]
Websites: www.learn-at-lichfield.co.uk    www.alexandertechnique121.co.uk/
If you would like to attend, please aim to get your booking in by 7 September 2013.

For the booking form please click HERE

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