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Articles: The Performing Arts

Using the Feldenkrais Method to Heighten Musical Awareness and Skill

Like many musicians, I came to the Feldenkrais Method in the course of dealing with a repetitive stress injury.…   Continued...

Author: Elisabeth Reed, GCFT    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

Unmasking


I recently heard the great stage and film actor Ben Vereen speak with the…   Continued...

Author: Gwendolyn Schwinke, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

Training the Actor's Instrument

What do Peter Brook, Whoopi Goldberg and Mike Nichols have in common? They use Awareness Through Movement® for actor…   Continued...

Filed under: The Performing Arts  

The Magic Piccolo

Linda, a piccolo player came to see me because her fingers were stiffening up when she came to a…   Continued...

Author: John Tarr    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

The Lesson

Henry, a 75-year-old, prize-winning composer and pianist had his first experience with the Feldenkrais Method® when he was brought…   Continued...

Author: Mary Spire    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

The Language of Permission

How do I not use the Feldenkrais Method® in my work with dance? Some basic principles from the Feldenkrais…   Continued...

Author: Sondra Fraleigh    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

The Feldenkrais Method in Music Training

The world’s largest school for contemporary music, with close to 3,000 students, Berklee College of Music offers Awareness Through…   Continued...

Filed under: Creativity  The Performing Arts  

The Feldenkrais Method for Actors

St. Cyr: I’ve always loved a particular quote of Dr. Feldenkrais, “If you know what you are doing, you…   Continued...

Author: Tommie St. Cyr    |    Filed under: Introduction  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Voice Training  

The Feldenkrais Method Can Expand Musical Freedom, Experimentation and Imagination

The Feldenkrais Method has been used to improve body awareness and enhance the functioning of a wide variety of…   Continued...

Author: Uri Vardi, GCFT    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

The Feldenkrais Method and the Dancing Hip

I was a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher for over twenty years when I began to experience stabbing pains…   Continued...

Author: Cathy Paine    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

The Feldenkrais Method and Music

The Feldenkrais Method has been very helpful to me as a teacher and as a performer. My first exposure…   Continued...

Author: Linda Case    |    Filed under: Introduction  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

The Feldenkrais Method and Dance

The slow, gentle, and graceful movements that comprise the Feldenkrais Method® have much to offer the dance world. Moshe…   Continued...

Author: Nancy Galeota-Wozny    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

Support for Creative Expression: The Feldenkrais Method with Actors

When working with actors, I have combined elements of the Feldenkrais Method with text and movement work. Various concepts…   Continued...

Author: Bob Feldman    |    Filed under: Creativity  The Performing Arts  

Inside the Skin of the Actor


The performing artist needs to develop a very high level of physical awareness in…   Continued...

Author: Andrew Dawson, Theatre Artist & Feldenkrais® Practitioner    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  The Performing Arts  

Refining the Instrument That Plays the Instrument

Billie read about the Feldenkrais Method® in Candace Pert’s book Molecules of Emotion. She had been having difficulty sitting…   Continued...

Author: Barbara Goldberg    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

First, Tune the Musician -

Radical Listening in Musical Improvisation

David Kaetz, GCFP, will be teaching his workshop Continued...

Author: -Aarti Rana    |    Filed under: Introduction  Creativity  The Performing Arts  Voice Training  

Playing Music "The Feldenkrais® Way": An Interview with Aliza Stewart, GCFP

A professional pianist, Aliza Stewart began to study the Feldenkrais Method® 23 years ago.  Since then she has been…   Continued...

Author: Lavinia Plonka, GCFP    |    Filed under: Creativity  The Performing Arts  

The Beginning Is a Very Good Place to Start:

A Conversation about the Feldenkrais Method® with Master Teacher Maxine Davis

I climbed the brownstone’s steps and rang the buzzer for apartment 4. Feldenkrais® teacher Maxine Davis welcomed me into…   Continued...

Author: Jill Anna Ponasik    |    Filed under: Introduction  The Performing Arts  Voice Training  

Neuroplasticity and The Feldenkrais Method®

Your brain loves to learn. In fact it thrives on acquiring new skills such as playing a musical instrument,…   Continued...

Author: Eileen Bach-y-Rita, GCFP    |    Filed under: Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  Stress  

Movement First

“Find a comfortable position to rest in.” A dance teacher quietly goes from leaning on knees and elbows to…   Continued...

Author: Prisca Winslow Bradley, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  Creativity  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

In Their Own Words: Students at the Berklee College of Music Talk About the Feldenkrais Method

Over the past 9 years almost 1000 music students have taken Awareness Through Movement® classes at Berklee College of…   Continued...

Author: Richard Ehrman    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

Improving Dance by Slowing Down

When I first encountered the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, I was recovering from a serious…   Continued...

Author: Erica Trivett, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

Freeing Your Body Towards Greater Motion and Emotion

A saxophone player once came to me suffering through arm, shoulder and back pain. He was familiar with the…   Continued...

Author: Patricia Holman    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

A Flip of the Hip

When it comes to performance, what can you expect from a Feldenkrais® lesson? Each performer is likely to have…   Continued...

Author: Jean Elvin, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Voice Training  Yoga  

Exploring Self Image: The Feldenkrais Method® and Ballet

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”Continued...

Author: Lodi McClellan, GCFP with Becci Parsons, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

Dancing With Awareness: An Interview with Rich Goldsand, GCFP

NM: How would you describe the Feldenkrais Method® to a dancer in a single sentence?

RG: The Feldenkrais Method…   Continued...

Author: Nicole Manus*    |    Filed under: Creativity  The Performing Arts  

Dancing from the Inside Out

Opening night. The Joffrey Ballet is performing at the San Francisco Opera House, and I am to teach company…   Continued...

Author: Barbara Forbes    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

Intelligent Injury-Free Dance Intensive Workshop Review

I was in a rut as a dance teacher. It had been a year or two since I’d been…   Continued...

Author: Tammy Rosen    |    Filed under: The Performing Arts  

How the Feldenkrais Method® Changed my Organization

The Feldenkrais Method first began to move me in a workshop for my art. I was studying maskwork and…   Continued...

Author: Emily Davis    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

Actions & Emotions: Deepening Our Somatic Dialogue