The ability to observe, direct and fine tune one’s postural, breathing and movement patterns is obviously of huge importance in the performing arts, both in working towards technical excellence and in coping with performance anxiety.
Alexander Technique is taught at most of the major UK colleges of drama, music and dance, as increasingly is t’ai chi and Pilates. Mindful movement can offer significant relief to the violinist with chronic neck tension, the dancer with back pain or the actor with severe stage fright.
My own 15 years of experience as a dancer, director and producer of dance performances as well as years of teaching work with musicians, dancers and actors has shown repeatedly that almost magical changes can occur with the use of Moving Mindfully .
The individual’s comfort and well being increase, as does the quality of performance, with stage fright changing to pleasurable anticipation.