Alexander Technique for Performance

2 Days

This intensive workshop is an opportunity to experience the Alexander Technique in a practical and stimulating way. It will help you to bring about creativity, spontaneity and adaptability in your performance.

The aim of this intensive is to refine and enhance performance using the core Principles of the Technique. It will enable greater freedom in movement and physicality as well as increased vocal clarity. The methods and exercises in thought, movement and voice have been designed to be integrated into all stages of the actor’s work, from rehearsal all the way through to performance.

This workshop represents an opportunity to go deeper into self-explorative process to improve and enhance your work.

Your Instructor Leonardo Canales is a Performing Arts practitioner and Educator based in Hobart, Tasmania with extensive experience in Performance, Directing and Teaching. He is registered as a fully qualified Alexander Technique teacher with the Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AUSTAT). Read more about your instructor here.

Knowledge and skills developed in the intensive:

  • An awareness of subtle physical habits and stress responses that interfere with performance.
  • The ability to distinguish between individual patterns and that of a character.
  • Deeper skill to animate the nuanced physicality of a character and communicate complex emotional inner worlds.
  • Expanding field of attention for connection to others and communication to audience.
  • Greater anatomical understanding and body functioning in movement and voice.
  • Refined body coordination experiencing more balance, ease and lightness.

Takeaways to incorporate into personal practice:

  • Methods to sharpen awareness of environment, physical use and thought patterns.
  • Exercises to let go of daily unnecessary tensions, quieting and grounding the mind-body.
  • Clear practice to strengthen focus in the direction of attention.
  • Step by step process to coordinate in activity.
  • Simple tools to reinforce the foundation for more spontaneity, adaptability and creativity.


The Technique was developed by Australian actor and orator, F M Alexander at the turn of the 20th century. It started as a solution for a performer’s voice problem and nowadays its application has widened into the education field and medical areas. The Alexander Technique is considered an integral part of the performer’s training and is taught in most performing arts institutions around the globe.

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Dates and Times


2 Day Intensive
Saturday the 29th April- 10am-4pm
Sunday the 30th April – 12pm-6pm

*Please note – Participants must attend both days





Brave Studios
34/91 Moreland St
Footscray, 3011




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