December 20, 2010

This is Where I Live

This has nothing to do with dance or the Alexander Technique, except that Portland is where I chose to do both. I did come here to […]
December 15, 2010

Practicing a Thing vs. Practicing the Process

Last week when my usual Alexander Technique teacher training course class was cancelled, I spent the morning inhibiting and directing at home. To the uninitiated, that […]
December 12, 2010

Black Swan!

Yesterday I saw Darren Aronofsky’s new movie, Black Swan. It’s not often that we get a rad dance film that’s also a horror film. Psychological danger, […]
December 2, 2010

A Changing Vocabulary

It’s hard enough to talk about dance without restricting one’s word choice. Over the past few years, as I’ve gone from person-with-terrible-pain-who-is-about-to-quit-dancing, to Alexander Technique pupil, […]
November 13, 2010

Most of the Time I’m Not Thinking About What I’m Doing

…and neither is anyone else, according to a new study conducted via iPhone (!) by researchers at Harvard. After inviting participants to download an app which […]
November 8, 2010

Salsa Lesson

On Friday night I went salsa dancing for the first time. Aside from the obvious questions I asked myself afterward, like “Why the hell did it […]
October 30, 2010

Nose to the Grindstone

I acknowledge that I’ve neglected this blog for the past few weeks. I’ve been busy. As a peace offering, may I give you this gorgeous video […]
September 8, 2010

Science Confirms that the Primary Control is Sexy

The Royal Society journal Biology Letters has recently published the findings of a study on which men’s dance moves are most attractive to women. This should […]
August 11, 2010

RADA to Drastically Cut Alexander Technique Lessons for Students

RADA, perhaps the only conservatory to make vigorous use of the Alexander technique in its actors’ training program, is proposing to decrease private lessons for students […]
August 10, 2010

Jury Duty and the Alexander Technique

Gentle Reader, by now you know that I can draw a parallel between the Alexander Technique and damn near anything. Today, it is jury duty. I’m […]