with Penny McDonald
A 6-Week Course.
‘Hugh Jackman talks about the usefulness of the Alexander Technique for actors. Posted originally by Delray Beach, Florida Alexander Technique teacher Matt Pressman’
As Actors you need to be connected to your body. If you have any blocks or tension throughout your body or perhaps even bad physical habits that create a wall in your work, Alexander technique can help you to release and re-program, to open yourself and become more versatile in your work. The Alexander Technique helps you learn to take care of yourself in every activity that you do. It helps you find ease in your work, freedom in your voice, and an openness to performance.
The Alexander Technique is a very useful tool in embodying a character. How do they move, and what is their rhythm?
The Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique is taught in most reputable performing arts institutions around the world. The basis of the Technique is Alexander’s discovery that a certain dynamic relationship of the head, neck and torso is the main factor in determining the most efficient use and functioning of the body. As we become more aware of this dynamic balance, we can begin to change habitual patterns of movement which are stressful to us.
Where did it come from?
Alexander was an actor who lost his voice. Through his journey to fix his voice he realised that he had caused the problem through tension, and postural habits that stopped him from being able to co-operate with the design of the body. He knew he had to change how he used his body, and the process of how you bring about change is what makes the Alexander Technique such a gift for performers.
Australia’s foremost practitioner of The Alexander Technique, Penny McDonald will guide students through every expect of the technique which has become absolutely indispensable for any serious actor
- This course is for all levels from Beginner to Advanced. Each Student is taught at their individual level.
COURSE DATES TERM 1 2018
Tuesday Evenings from 7 – 9PM
February 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 13th, 20th
$330.00 in GST
All students enrolled in a Term 1 2018 8 week Acting Course receive our ADD ON discount.
Dockland Cotton Mills
Studio 34/91 Moreland St
*Applicants are expected to commit to all course dates listed above.