FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES!
We are offering free introductory Alexander Technique classes at our studio and other locations around New York City.
Learn how you can use the Alexander Technique to free up your acting and open up your lively sense of being!
Next Free Intro:
Actors Alexander Technique:
Move Yourself: A Weekly Masterclass
with Belinda Mello
Thursdays 10:00AM - 11:30AM
for all levels of experience:
Basics and Advanced students
Last minute drop in? Yes, we are actor friendly! Text Belinda at 917-753-0624 to confirm space.
Build confidence and clarity in your movement while you warm-up for upcoming performances or auditions. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Margolis Method and Movement studies, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises:
expand your choices for embodied expression,
let go of patterns and nervousness
own a lively use of time, space and tensegrity
fine-tune your physical specificity
The class time will incorporate floor work, hands-on direction and body mapping.
Single classes $25
Monthly: $80 for a Package of 4 Classes
A package of 4 classes can be used over 12 weeks.
4 week class
Principles in practice
with Sheila Bandyopadhyay
Mondays 10:00 am - 11:15 am
April 29th, May 6, 13, 20
ATyoga is a Vinyasa style yoga class infused with principals of the Alexander Technique. Verbal direction and hands-on adjustments lend ease, clarity and depth to the postures. In ATyoga we flow, breathe, center, and meditate. This is an open level class, which means that participants are able to work at their own pace. It is ideal if you have had a few prior yoga classes, but all poses are taken with attention to optimal use and breath. Modifications and variations are offered to newer students and more advanced students will be challenged by using Alexander direction with their practice of the asanas (postures).
$ 80 for 4 class
$25 drop-in (space permitting)
Make the Camera Your Scene Partner
with Holly Cinnamon
Fridays 12:00 -2:00 pm
May 31 and June 7
Intensive Fee: $110
As a film and TV actor, the lens determines how you are seen by the audience. You are working within a completely different framework than on stage or in a theatre audition.
Do you know how to work within the frame and make the camera your scene partner to draw the audience into each moment of your character’s journey?
Do you know how to use your attention and your thinking and your body to tell the story within the frame?
Do you know how the camera sees you?
In this class, we will apply AT tools directly to on-camera work. You will discover resources in the audition room and on set that can support your on-camera acting, expand your presence and clarify your focus, so the camera is drawn to you. We will work on audition sides and watch playback during class so you can see how the tools we apply can transform what the audience sees on screen. The class will leave you with simple, concrete tools and practices that you can incorporate into your on-camera work immediately.
New in June:
In Your Self: Body Knowledge
for Present, Confident & Playful Acting
with Witold Fitz-Simon & Belinda Mello
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Fee: 4 classes $210,
$10 off Union members
single class $55
Why is body knowledge so important for actors?
Stella Adler said, “listen with your blood.” To be authentic, and to be honest in the moment as actors, we must know how to sense deeply; how to listen to our blood, our bones, and our breath. Let’s spend some time listening and learning: exploring the geography of our bodies, building confidence and trust in Self. This course will help you recognize the stories your body inspires in you and tells the audience.
Learning more about who we are physically - our anatomy - is the jumping off point for this series of classes, including Bones, Joints, Muscles, Breath. In each session you will draw a connection between your body knowledge and your performance presence. Class activities will include experiential anatomy, improvisation and work with text.
Hands-on attention from two Alexander Technique teachers will allow you to embody and integrate playfully this course work into your expression of character, relationship and story.
The Barrow Group:
Alexander Technique for the Actor
8 Weeks Starting April 26th
Fee: $395 / No Class May 24th
Class activities include awareness exercises, gentle hands-on feedback from the teachers, basic body-mapping, and practicing the coordination of your mind and body in theater exercises.
The course content will focus on these four topics: The Actor's Body in Motion, The Actor's Breathing, The Actor's Presence, Ease of Being for Creativity.
Small Group Class for Personal Attention.
You must sign-up and pay through The Barrow Group's Webpage.