Rebecca Brooks & Sarah White Ayon
Teaching at The Loft
Tue April 7, 6:30pm -8:30pm
Thur April 9, 6:30pm -8:30pm
Tue April 14, 6:30pm -8:30pm
Thur April 16, 6:30pm -8:30pm
This class will explore using fundamental principles of the Alexander Technique to support and develop spatial and sensory awareness. We will look at how thoughts, kinesthetic alignment and coordination are related, and how combined they affect perceptions of time and space, self and other, action and reaction. Movement exploration will address the notion of "being" somewhere while "going" somewhere. Students will experience ample hands-on work with Sarah and Rebecca.
Sarah White Ayon is an artist, dancer and graduate of the Balance Arts Center Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course, 2007. She is increasingly impresses with how practices such as the Alexander Technique access a range of layers of consciousness from the physical to the metaphysical; from responding to one's environment to self, memory, myth and beyond. She teaches regularly in Manhattan.
Rebecca Brooks is a dance artist based in Manhattan. She will graduate from the Balance Arts Center Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course in June 2009, and regularly assists in teaching dancers, singers, actors, and individuals with special needs. As a performer she has worked most recently with robbinschilds, Heather Kravas, Jillian Pena, Jmy Leary, and Jesse Alpern, and her own work has been presented all over NYC. She is a one-quarter of the dance positive action band JERK, whose members also include Jillian Pena, Eleanor Hullihan and Katy Pyle. She co-founded AUNTS, co-curated the Movement Research Festival Spring 2007: Reverence (Irreverence), and currently works at Movement Research as Program/Events Manager. Rebecca grew up in Lexington, Virginia, and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
photo credit: Brad Forth