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Alexander Technique (HCP-AX)

Location: 

120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014

Length: 

96 hours (32 weeks).

Dates: 

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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. 

Instruction: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

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. 

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