Alexander Technique 1.2

School of Drama: Movement

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Alexander Technique 1.2

Spring 2020

Taught By: Teva Bjerken

Section: A

CRN: 1106

Credits: 1

Alexander 1 is an introduction to the Alexander Technique. Theory and practice of the Technique’s principles will be fully explored, discussed and practiced. A kinesthetic, experiential, and practical understanding of these principles sensory appreciation, inhibition, direction, and primary control will develop improved breathing, better vocal production, movement with more ease and allow greater and fuller emotional availability and expression. Through individual and group explorations, games, exercises, and other activities, students will discover how general use and functioning relate to everyday life activities and the demands of acting. This will include practicing the Technique in daily activities and acting related activities. Individual tutorials will be given during class time. This course is the fundamental to the actor’s training. Developing Alexander Technique skills will create a more “free and open instrument” which is necessary to and enhances the actor’s work regardless of the acting approach/method.

Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Movement (TMVT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 9

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:25pm 9/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00am - 9:50am

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 106

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020

Days: Monday

Times: 8:00am - 9:50am

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 109

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020