The Actor's Body: Intro to Alexander Technique

School of Drama: Acting Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Actor's Body: Intro Alex Tech

Fall 2019

Taught By: Teva Bjerken

Section: A

CRN: 3667

Credits: 1

This class is designed to build awareness and increase physical range within the actor. The goal of this class is to gain a clearer understanding of how to engage the body in congruence with its design in order to reduce patterns of tension and shift away from habitual use. Practice of the Alexander’s Technique’s principle of undoing muscular tension and engaging with the Primary Coordination will be introduced and explored at varying levels of complexity in the class, as well as supported as ongoing practice outside of the class. Through group explorations in movement studies and games, students will discover how general use and functioning defines the degree of physical ease, range of creativity and expression within themselves.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting Technique (TUAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*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: 10:06pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:00pm - 4:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 930

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019