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Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists : Onstage Synergy.

Author: Cathy Madden
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An educational method used to improve performance, the Alexander Technique teaches people to replace unnecessary muscular and mental effort with consciously coordinated responses, maximizing effectiveness while also relieving, if necessary, any chronic stiffness or stress.
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Madden, Cathy.
Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists : Onstage Synergy.
Bristol : Intellect, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Madden
ISBN: 9781783202195 178320219X
OCLC Number: 892245928
Description: 1 online resource (404 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: Performing Artists' Foundation for Using the Alexander Technique; Chapter 1: An Actor Began This; Chapter 2: How Does the Alexander Technique Work?; Chapter 3: The Design of Our Instrument: An Introduction; Chapter 4: First Experiments in the Alexander Technique; Chapter 5: Concentration Is a Lousy Word for All Performing Artists! (And All People!); Chapter 6: Congruency: Relax Is a Lousy Word for Performing Artists. Chapter 7: The Omnisensory Experience (Including the Kinesthetic Circus anda Look at Emotions)Chapter 8: Psychophysical Definitions; Chapter 9: Constructive Planning; Chapter 10: Freedom of Choice; Chapter 11: Integrating the Alexander Technique with Your Technique; Chapter 12: Some Discipline-Specific Notes Regarding Technique; Chapter 13: F.M. Alexander''s Story; Part Two: Alexander Technique Revivification of the Journey of Performing; Chapter 14: The Journey of Performing: Defining Performance Basics with the Alexander Technique. Chapter 15: The Journey of Performing: The Specific CircumstancesChapter 16: The Journey of Performing: When the Journey Is in a Fictional World; Chapter 17: The Journey of Performing: Beginning, Middle and End; Chapter 18: The Journey of Performing: The Psychophysically Phrased Active Verb; Chapter 19: The Journey of Performing: Coordinating Together (Performer-to-Performer Relationships); Chapter 20: The Journey of Performing: Coordinating with the Audience; Chapter 21: The Journey of Performing: Stage Readiness (no more ''stage fright''!). Chapter 22: The Journey of Performing: Constructive Critic and CelebrationChapter 23: The Journey of Performing: Coordinated Creativity; Part Three: Onstage Synergy; Chapter 24: Onstage Synergy: Template Variations and Studied Rehearsed Plans; Chapter 25: Onstage Synergy: Preparation and Warm-Ups; Chapter 26: Onstage Synergy: Rehearsing; Chapter 27: Onstage Synergy: Performing; Chapter 28: Onstage Synergy; Appendix One: AT Rehearsals Reference Guide; Appendix Two: Finding an Alexander Technique Teacher; Appendix Three: Performance Chroniclers. Appendix Four: Keynote Address, Alexander Technique and Performing Arts ConferenceWorks Cited; Index; BackCover.

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Addresses common concerns, such as concentration, relaxation, discipline-specific techniques: warm-ups, performer/audience relationships, stage fright, and critical responses, and explores the role  Read more...

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