Alexander Technique for Performers Uniting the mind/body relationship with Kelly McEvenue Alexander Technique Educator and Movement Coach
Tuesday February 15, 2011
Time: 10:00pm – 2:00pm
Fee: $30 for TAPA Members (regular price $40)
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 12 participants.
Location: Artists’ Health Centre
Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street (West wing, 3rd Floor)
Alexander Technique is a study of movement with principles that re-direct the body to move with greater ease, helping to eliminate unwanted physical habits and tensions in the body and voice. Through practical exercises, artists will learn to observe and ground the body and breath through the physical awareness of functioning in presentation situations. Participants will identify individual habits, and will be guided to experience release and freedom in their physicality. Please come dressed for movement, and be prepared to work on mats on the floor. Emphasis will be placed on:
- Improving physical performance
- Injury prevention
- Freedom of movement
Sessions involve practical components, and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.
Kelly McEvenue is the preeminent Alexander Technique teacher in the world of classical theatre. She’s been a valued movement coach with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for 27 seasons. She is an Associate Artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company and has worked at the University of Toronto’s Opera School, Humber College, Mirvish Productions (The Lion King) and CanStage (The Syringa Tree). She is the author of The Actor and the Alexander Technique. Internationally, she has assisted renowned voice teacher Patsy Rodenburg in several International Workshops for Voice Teachers, and has taught at the Guildhall in the U.K.
Kelly is a guest artist at Interlochen School for Performing Arts and Wayne State University. She has taught communication and performance skills to politicians, corporate executives, lawyers and teachers. A movement consultant for numerous films and television programs, she coached Shawn Ashmore to play Terry Fox in Shaftesbury Films’ Terry. She assisted film director Jeremy Podeswa on script and character development workshops for his films The Five Senses and Fugitive Pieces. Her master classes can be seen on CBC’s Triple Sensation.
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For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented products. Thank you.