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Department of Theatre and Dance

Movement Professor Presents at National Alexander Technique Conference

Associate Professor Sarah Barker has ben announced as a presenter at the 2018 Freedom to Act Conference, a national gathering of Alexander Technique practitioners.  Barker's presentation, Listen, Expand, Renew, will lead participants in exercises that develop three aspects of AT skills -- physical mindfulness, awareness of environment, and observation of restrictive body habits. Barker's workshop is scheduled for January 6 from 9am - 11am.

The Freedom to Act Conference on Acting and the Alexander Technique offers participants workshops and presentations on the revolutionary movement philosophy of AT, and is open to both new students of the practice and experienced educators.

Sarah Barker is author of The Alexander Technique (which has been translated into several languages) and Moving with Ease, a DVD introduction to A.T.  She is an Associate Director of Alexander Technique Associates in Tokyo, and is routinely invited to teach and present A.T. at schools and seminars around the world. She contributed a chapter to the recently published book Galvanizing Performance: The Alexander Technique as a Catalyst for Excellence, available now through Singing Dragon/Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  As described by the publisher, the book "demonstrates how deliberate movement and specific practice in theatre, music, song and dance can improve the art form, as well as the artist's wellbeing."


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