HB Studio | Evaluated Learning Experience
Alexander Technique (HCP-AX)
120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014
96 hours (32 weeks).
September 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss and demonstrate a practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles and practices of the Alexander Technique, including an expanded sensory awareness and attention to habits in daily activity; explain and discuss basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal systems, how joints work and how to handle challenging movement without physical strain; adapt and combine Alexander Technique exercises to create the students’ own Alexander warm-up, freeing the body in preparation to perform any role; test out different patterns of physical use (patterns of walking, breathing, etc.) for different characters; and apply the Alexander Principles to the work being done in movement, voice and scene study classes, as well as to performing on stage.
This is an immersive classroom based course. Major topics include: developing a sophisticated self-awareness; The Alexander principles of inhibition and direction; physical coordination; kinesthetic sense; shedding habitual ways of over-tensing and compressing the body; the anatomy of the musculoskeletal systems; finding a free and flexible use of the actor’s body.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Dramatic Arts or Theatre Arts (8/17). NOTE: All courses that comprise the Hagen Core Training Program must be completed to gain access to credit recommendations.