Starts: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Wednesdays, 11am-1:30pm, 4 Weeks
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Through guided experience, the Alexander Technique brings you into a collaborative, playful relationship with your natural design for movement -- freeing up your creativity and releasing tension. Breathing is an essential aspect of your movement. Along with the motion of breath comes emotional awareness, response, and expression.
As you learn more about your anatomical design for breathing, you will gain key skills for sensing changes in your breath as reflective of your thoughts. Insights into patterns of behavior and emotions are revealed through awareness of breathing patterns. The Alexander Technique offers ways to free yourself from habitual patterns without forcefully manipulating your breath. As you develop a dependable sense of center you will strengthen your breathing coordination naturally. The Alexander work is particularly useful in preparation for using your voice in a healthy manner. You will learn to confidently speak on your breath.
Belinda Mello is an Alexander Technique Teacher, Director and Movement Coach. She brings over 25 years of experience with theater, dance and mask to her classes. She has also on the faculty of Brooklyn College Theater Department, The SITI Conservatory and her own private practice, AT Motion.
Belinda co-produces the Freedom to Act Conference on Acting and the Alexander Technique and is a founding faculty member of the Alexander Residential Workshop in Spokane. Her article (co-authored with Teva Bjerken of NSD) “Cultivating a Lively Use of Tension: the Synergy between Acting and The Alexander Technique” was published in Dance, Theatre and Performance Training Journal.
As both a performer and director she has been part of a 2007 Obie Award winning production (Peculiar Works Project) and the Prospect Theatre’s DarkNight project. She has provided movement coaching for productions at the Women’s Project and Nomad Theatrical Company. Early in her career she worked with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner and Wendy Woodson and she has performed in diverse settings: The Istanbul International Theater Festival, St. Mark’s Church/Danspace, The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, Bread and Puppet Resurrection Circus.
Certified (Alexander Technique International) since 1989, she draws inspiration from master Alexander Technique teachers Marjorie Barstow, Dr. William Conable, John Nichols. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from Brooklyn College/CUNY. Website: www.AlexTechMotion.com
Location: The Barrow Group
312 West 36 St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10018
|Wednesday||June 3, 2020||11:00 am - 1:30 pm|
|Wednesday||June 10, 2020||11:00 am - 1:30 pm|
|Wednesday||June 17, 2020||11:00 am - 1:30 pm|
|Wednesday||June 24, 2020||11:00 am - 1:30 pm|
All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one week before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.
As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.
Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.