Alexander Technique



The Alexander Technique, based on the work of F.M. Alexander, is hands-on methodologies for encouraging awareness of habits, ease in movement, and freedom from excess tension to improve alignment, relieve stress, and facilitate transformation in acting.

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Members specializing in Alexander Technique:

Aaron Black

aaronblack1@gmail.com

Amanda MacDonald

abmacd53@gmail.com1931 N Campbell Ave #2S
www.AmandaBlairMacDonald.com

Annmarie Kelly Davis

annmariedavis@comcast.net

Adam Noble

nobledynamic@gmail.comhttp://www.uh.edu/class/theatre-and-dance/
http://www.uh.edu/class/theatre-and-dance/about/faculty/index.php

Bruce Lecure

BLecure@miami.edu

Brian LeTraunik

brian.letraunik@gmail.comwww.brianletraunik.weebly.com

Belinda Mello

bmello@alextechmotion.comwww.AlexTechMotion.com
www.Acting-Alexander.com

Conrad Alexandrowicz

conrada@uvic.cawww.wildexcursions.ca

Corrie Danieley

corriedanieley@gmail.comhttp://artscience.nku.edu/departments/theatre.html
http://corriedanieley.com/Home.html

Catherine Madden

cathmadden@aol.comhttp://www.cathymadden.net/

Eli Sibley

eli.sibley@yahoo.comelisibley.com

Dana Calvey

danacalvey@gmail.comphillyATtraining.com

Joan Schirle

info@dellarte.comwww.dellarte.com

Eric Kildow

eskildow@gmail.comhttp://www.eskildow.com

Eileen Standley

eileen.standley@asu.edueileenstandley.com
eileenstandley2.com

Jason Bohon

jasonbohon@gmail.comwww.jasonbohon.com
www.splitknuckletheatre.org

Jennifer Graham

jgraham@emich.edu

Joe Krienke

joekrienke@gmail.com

Jennifer Mizenko

jmizenko@olemiss.edujennifermizenko.com

Jess Prichard

jessprichard@gmail.comwww.jessprichard.com

Joan Schirle

joans@dellarte.comwww.dellarte.com

Kim Jessor

kj292@nyu.eduwww.tisch.nyu.edu

Kelley Schoger

kelleyschoger@gmail.com

Wolfgang Weiser

at@weiser.sewww.alexanderteknik.weiser.se

Mark Hardiman

mark@mhardiman.com

Nadine Mozon

nm15@txstate.eduwww.nadinemozon.com

Niamh Dowling

niamh.dowling@bruford.ac.uk

Ryan Mahannah

Ryan.Mahannah@yahoo.com100 Foxgate Ave APT 36F

Rachelle Tsachor

rtsachor@uic.eduhttp://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/profiledetails/311/296

john baron

info@johnabaron.comwww.johnabaron.com
www.alexandertechnique.org

Sarah Barker

sabarker@sc.edueasyalexander.com

Sarah Mayhan

learnalexanderchicago@gmail.com

Robyn Berg

professorrobynberg@gmail.comrobynberg.com

Sydney Laurel Harris

sharris@alexanderusa.comhttp://www.alexanderusa.com
www.atinstitutela.com

T. Anthony Marotta

NakedMasks@TAnthonyMarotta.comwww.tanthonymarotta.com

Tom Truss

tomjtruss@gmail.com

Tom Vasiliades

tvasiliades@nyc.rr.comwww.atcpd.com

Tory Matsos

tory.matsos@gmail.comwww.torymatsos.com
www.theinspiredperformer.com

Wendy Salkind

wendy.salkind@gmail.comwww.wendysalkind.com
www.umbc.edu/theatre

Yo-El Cassell

ycassell@bu.edu

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Bibliography for Alexander Technique

Print Sources
  • Alexander, F. Matthias. Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual. Long Beach, CA: Centerline Press, 1923. 0-13111112
  • ________. The Universal Constant in Living. Long Beach, CA: Centerline Press, 1941. 0-913111-18X
  • ________. The Use of Self. Long Beach, CA: Centerline Press, 1932.
  • Baker, Sarah. The Alexander Technique: Learning to Use Your Body for Total Energy. New York: Bantam Books, 1991. 0-553-28827-X Simple and basic, by a theatre movement teacher. Originally published in 1978.
  • Barlow, Wilfred. The Alexander Principle. New York: Knopf, 1973.
  • ________. The Alexander Technique: How to Use Your Body Without Stress. Rochester: Inner Traditions International, Ltd., 1991. ISBN 0892813857 Diagrams and photos, covers principles (balance, rest, use and mis-use, and mental health) and practice (teaching, learning, applying).
  • ________. “Postural Homeostasis,” Annals of Physical Medicine I, July 1952: 77-89. Includes many before and after photos of students from a performing arts school in London using the technique.
  • Berjeron-Oliver, Sherry. Working Without Pain: Eliminate Repetitive Strain Injuries with Alexander Technique. Pacific Institute for Alexander Technique, 1997. ISBN 0965104702
  • Bouchard, Ed. Kinesthetic Ventures: Informed by the Works of F.M. Alexander, Stizlavski, Perrce & Freud. MESA Press, 1997. ISBN 0941938085
  • Bowden, G. C. F. Matthias Alexander and the Creative Advance of the Individual. London: L. N. Fowler, 1965. Includes a journal of lessons with Alexander.
  • Brennan, Richard. A Practical Introduction: Alexander Technique. Element Books, Incorporated, 1998. ISBN 186204158X
  • ________. Alexander Technique: Natural Poise for Health. Element Books, Incorporated, 1997. ISBN 186204046X
  • ________. The Alexander Technique Workbook. Rockport, MA: Element, Inc., 1992. 1-85230-346-8
  • Caplan, Deborah. Back Trouble: A New Approach to Prevention and Recovery. Gainesville, FL: Triad Publishing Company, 1987. 0-937404-26-8
  • Carrington, Walter. The Act of Living: Talks on the Alexander Technique. CA: Mornum Time Press, 1999. ISBN 0964435233 A book of lessons by one of the foremost teachers of the Alexander Techniques. Twenty-nine talks range widely in subject – from breathing and the balance of the head on the neck, to the pain of sciatica and the effect of gravity on our lives.
  • ________ and S. Carey. Explaining the Alexander Technique: The Writings of F. M. Alexander. London: The Sheldrake Press, 1992.
  • Carrington, Walter. “Balance as a Function of Intelligence,” Systematics, Vol. 7(March 1970).
  • ________. Thinking Aloud: Talks on Teaching the Alexander Technique. CA: Mornum Time Press, 1994. ISBN 0964435209 The first volume of talks by Walter Carrington. Originally designed for teachers and teachers-in-training, now in its third edition.
  • Conable, Barbara. How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A Manual for Students. Andover Road Press, 1995. ISBN 0962259543
  • Crow, Aileen. “The Alexander Technique as a Basic Approach to Theatrical Training,” in Lucille Rubin, ed. Movement for the Actor. New York: Drama Book Specialists, 1980.
  • Craze, Richard. Teach Yourself Alexander Technique. UK: Teach Yourself Books, 1996. ISBN 0844231037 Includes exercises, guidelines, and case histories.
  • Dimon Jr., Theodore. The Undivided Self: Alexander Technique and the Control of Stress. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1999. ISBN 1556432941 Discusses Alexander and provides a brief history of other mind/body techniques.
  • Drake, Jonathan. Body Know-How: A Practical Guide to the Use of the Alexander Technique in Everyday Life. London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. 0-7225- 2394 7
  • Gelb, Michael J. Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique. Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated, 1995. ISBN 0805042067 Includes good bibliography.
  • Hodgkinson, Liz. The Alexander Technique and How It Can Help You. London Bridge, 1996. ISBN 0861888073
  • Huxley, Aldous. Ends and Means. London: Chatto & Windus, 1940.
  • Jones, Frank Pierce. Freedom to Change. Mouritz, 1997. ISBN 0952557479 First published in 1976 as Body Awareness in Action, now under new title. A classic introduction to the Alexander Technique. Studied with F. M. Alexander and used laboratory experiments to analyze technique.
  • ________. “Method for Changing Stereotyped Response Patterns by the Inhibition of Certain Postural Sets,” Psychological Review 72(1965): 196-214.
  • ________. “Voice Production as a Function of Head Balance in Singers.” Journal of Psychology 82(1972): 209-215.
  • Kincaid, Linda Yvonne. "The Alexander Technique and Its Application to the Teaching of Ballet." PhD Dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 1981.
  • Leibowitz, Judith and Bill Connington. The Alexander Technique. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. 0-06-016053-5
  • Lewis, Pamela Payne. “The Alexander Technique: Its Relevance for Singers and Teachers of Singing.” PhD Dissertation, University of California, San Diego, 1980.
  • Maisel, Edward, ed. The Alexander Technique: Essential Writings of F. M. Alexander. New York: University Books, Carol Communications, 1989.
  • McGowan, Daniel. Alexander Technique: Original Writings of F.M. Alexander – Constructive Conscious Control. Larsons Publications, 1997. ISBN 0943914787
  • ________. Constructive Awareness: Alexander Technique & the Spiritual Quest. Larson Publications, 1997. ISBN 094391485X
  • MacDonald, Glynn. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Alexander Technique. Element Books, Incorporated, 1998. ISBN 1862042268
  • Masterson, Aisla. In a Nutshell: Alexander Technique. Element Books, Incorporated, 1998. ISBN 1862041954
  • Park, Glen. A New Approach to the Alexander Technique: Moving Toward a More Balanced Expression of the Whole Self. Crossing Press, Incorporated, 1998. ISBN 0895949180
  • Rickover, Robert. Fitness Without Stress: A Guide to the Alexander Technique. Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press, 1988.
  • Robinson, James Harvey. “The Philosopher’s Stone,” Atlantic Monthly, February 1918: 474-81.
  • Roth, Robert. “Recontextualizing Education Through the Physical: A Somatic Approach.” PhD Dissertation, University of California Los Angeles, 1990.
  • Sanfilippo, Phyllis. The Reader’s Guide to the Alexander Technique: A Selected Annotated Bibliography. Long Beach, CA: Centerline Press, 1987.
  • Schirle, Joan. “Acting & the Technique: Preparing a Role,” NASTAT NEWS, Issue No. 23(Winter 1994). From the newsletter of the North American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.
  • Sontag, Jerry, ed. Curiosity Recaptured: Exploring Ways We Think and Move. CA: Mornum Press, 1997. ISBN 0964435225 A collection of 14 essays on activities ranging from theatre and dance, to voice and problem-solving.
  • Stevens, Chris. Alexander Technique. Charles E. Tuttle Company, Incorporated, 1994. ISBN 0804830061
  • ________. Alexander Technique: An Introductory Guide to the Technique and Its Benefits. Trafalgar Square, 1997. ISBN 0091809797
  • ________. Alternative Health: Alexander Technique. London: Macdonald Optima, 1988.
  • Stransky, Judith and Robert B. Stone. The Alexander Technique: Joy in the Life of Your Body. New York: Beaufort Books, 1981.
  • Westfeldt, Lulie. F. Matthias Alexander: The Man and His Work. Long Beach, CA: Centerline Press, 1986.
Audio/Visual Sources
  • Chance, Jeremy. Thorsons Principles of Alexander Technique: The Only Practical Introduction You’ll Ever Need. Thorsons Audio. ISBN 0722538375 A 90 minute audio tape covering physical and mental self-awareness and exercises.
  • Laurie, Sue. Alexander Work Tape with Sue Laurie. Audio tape available at the Royal National Theatre Bookshop in London.
Other Sources
  • Direction: A Journal of the Alexander Technique. For information call 1-800-344-4224
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