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 Galvanizing Performance

Galvanizing Performance

The Alexander Technique as a Catalyst for Excellence

Edited by Cathy Madden and Kathleen Juhl

Quick Overview

An application of the teachings of the Alexander Technique to the performing arts. This collection 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.
Published by Singing Dragon
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Paperback / softback
2017, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 336pp
ISBN: 9781785927201
2017, ePUB, 336pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-272-2
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The Alexander Technique is a specific form of mind/body practice that focusses on improving efficiency through learning and understanding movement and behavior. Galvanizing Performances applies the teachings of this practice to the performing arts. Through theatre, music, and dance, the contributors, all artists themselves, demonstrate how deliberate movement can improve an individual's art and benefit their general health and wellbeing.

Using specific case examples and in-depth analysis over a range of performance arts, this book supports instruction of effective movement and the Alexander Technique within different artistic disciplines for students and teachers alike.


'Galvanizing Performance has something for everyone from the novice AT student to the experienced teacher. With an all-star line-up of AT teachers contributing, the essays cover all performing arts disciplines and every teaching situation one can imagine.'
- Jennifer Mizenko, Professor of Dance and Movement

'The editors have gathered a rich buffet of masterful Alexander Technique teachers who bravely pull back the curtain on their work with rare vulnerability, honesty, and perception. A 'must have' book for any teacher or artist wanting to infuse their work with AT, or needing fresh ideas for more effectively using it in their work and lives.'
- David Small, Associate Professor of Voice and 2011 NATS Master Teacher

'Galvanizing Performance offers singers, voice teachers, and performers a wonderful blend of insightful reflections and practical details from current expert Alexander Technique instructors.

Whether or not we are familiar with AT, the introductions to each chapter expertly orient readers and ready us to dive into each author's thoughts with a clear understanding of their experience, perspective, and priorities.'
- Dana Zenobi,