Alexander Technique and Movement with Alice MacDonald
This class will provide an introduction to the Alexander Technique which provides us with a process for creating awareness around how we are thinking and moving. As we learn to include and increase our own awareness we can then use this information to create new choices and make changes in our habitual ways of thinking and moving that allow us to release effort and explore more ease and freedom. Together we will spend time building awareness around the connections through our bodies and with space, explore dynamic balance, and cultivate a sense of flow from the inside out. We will practice embodying these ideas that foster being available, present, and alert for making choices in our dancing and our daily lives.
Alice MacDonald is a performing artist and Alexander Technique teacher living in Brooklyn, NY and Bath, ME. Alice has performed and collaborated with Aretha Aoki, Lily Gold, Anneke Hansen, koosilja/danceKUMIKO, Jennifer Monson, Molly Poerstel, Anna Sperber, Sarah White Ayon, and others. Over the past decade, she has worked in the NYC dance community as Movement Research at the Judson Church coordinator and administrator, a curator at Dixon Place, an organizing member of Brooklyn Studios for Dance, and as co-founder of FREE ADVICE, a mentorship platform for artists. Alice is currently on faculty teaching dance and Alexander Technique at Movement Research (NY), Balance Arts Center (NY). She maintains an Alexander Technique private practice in New York City and Southern Maine. For more information visit: alicemac.com
Any donations $1-$25 are greatly appreciated however no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Venmo is @alice-macdonald
Zoom link: zoom.us/j/3093774924
Zoom password: 640262
Image Description: Alice stands in the center of the image guiding participants, lying on the ground and whose knees can be seen at the bottom of the photo, through an Alexander Technique class. Alice is a white woman with straight blonde hair and is wearing a white long sleeve shirt and black pants. Her arms are gesturing forward with the elbows bent and palms facing upwards. In the room around her, there are wood floors and white walls and an old radiator behind her on the left. There are two house plants that decorate the room as well as a long mirror, a wooden stool and a black Alexander Technique poster on the wall behind her.
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