This workshop, an online ZOOM workshop, is now available for booking.
Saturday 23 April 2022, 1:30pm to 4:30pm UK time.
Smart Hands, Clever Wrists, Funny Fingers
In this workshop, we’ll develop creative responses to a series of creative situations, using our hands, wrists, and fingers in new and wondrous ways. The primary tools of the workshop are situational exercises in which you’re asked to play-act, improvise, talk, make sounds, laugh, and enjoy yourself.
This three-hour session will cover the first three themes.
1. Culture and Language. Our hands are what we think, feel, and say about our hands.
2. Hands and Sounds. Clapping, snapping, and the hands as resonating boxes for our voices.
3. Expressive Gesticulation. Using the hands to communicate creatively.
The next 3-hour session (7 May) will cover the last three themes. To be booked separately.
4. Object Wisdom. The manipulation of objects can make us very, very smart.
5. Craft and Practice. Repetitive motions can concentrate and relax our minds.
6. Mystery and Knowledge. The hands know more than we’ll ever know.
Open to all comers, with or without previous experience in the Alexander Technique.
It will be a 3 hour zoom workshop conducted on-line with a ten minute break halfway.
If you haven’t participated in the earlier workshops at HITE, join us anyway.
The workshop will be conducted on the Zoom platform and will comprise the main whole group session and breakout 'zoom rooms' within it. Anyone with no experience of the technology involved will be guided through the startup process by HITE in advance of the session. Pedro has experience of running successful and much appreciated workshops in this way.
Pedro de Alcantara is a musician, writer, and teacher. His books include three volumes published by Oxford University Press: Integrated Practice: Coordination, Rhythm & Sound, Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique and The Integrated String Player: Embodied Vibration. Other books include The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life (Crowood Press) and the children's novels Befiddled and Backtracked (Random House). Pedro is currently researching and structuring a new piano method. He lives in Paris and travels the world. Since 2015 Pedro has been a Visiting Professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow.
Please book early to avoid disappointment as places will be limited even though it is on zoom.
Please note that no refunds will be possible after 9th Apr 2022.
All participants will receive an electronic record of attendance after the event.
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