Professional Development

ALEXANDER’s 150th birthday celebration!
Free event – Sunday 20th January 11.00-1.00. All welcome.

Free talk, free work exchange AND free glass of bubbly

After a work exchange Bea Pemberton will give a short talk on the Neutral Mask and its relevance to AT work, the relationship of the body in space, the different dynamics which lead to physical expression, and the importance of simplicity and clarity in thought and gesture.

Before training as an Alexander Teacher, Bea trained at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris from 1986-88, and has worked extensively as an actor, director, movement teacher and Alexander teacher both in UK and abroad. She is currently a member of the Creative Learning team with Theatre de Complicite, and at Rose Bruford Drama School. She is also running a performance project with Adults with Learning Difficulties for Magpie Dance Company. She regularly works with opera singers, musicians, circus students, schoolchildren, dancers, actors and teachers.

To reserve a place please contact Roger at kidd.roger@gmail.com

Alumni Workshares

Once a term alumni and training course teachers get together at LCATT to share work.  This offers the opportunity for graduates to work with the LCATT community of teachers and to present ideas and work to the group.

Workshares for All Teachers

Next work exchange will follow a workshop on arms – see below under Workshops for Teachers.
All teachers are welcome to the workshares at LCATT. You can just drop in or contact Roger – kidd.roger@gmail.com for more details.

 


Workshops and Talks

LCATT organises regular activities including talks from other disciplines that may relate to the Alexander Technique, forums with presentations about inspiring work being done within the Alexander Technique and workshops for visiting teachers from abroad. (See below for further information).

‘INTERESTING TALKS’

LCATT hosts a series of interesting talks linking with other disciplines. They have been really successful so far, so do come and join us for the next one.


We have had wonderful talks by
Leon Baugh on the ‘Anatomy in Motion’ system.
Colin Farquharson, voice and acting coach, on ‘How the Mind changes the Body’ and working with dyslexia.
Liz Kalinowska and Daska Hatton on the relationship between cranio-sacral therapy and Alexander Technique.
Emma Alter, giving us an introduction to Feldenkrais with information on his life and a taste of his work.
Maggie Sawkins, mediator, on ‘Listening and Responding’  – an amazing, valuable experience for AT teachers!
Elizabeth Wallfisch on The Practice of Safe Practice – for muscians on how to play without risk to body or mind.
Sylvia Gray on ‘Bones for Life’
See reviews of all of them in past STAT News.

The 8th Interesting Talk at LCATT –  ‘Moving and being moved – a psychoanalytic perspective’ by Lotte Bredt on Thursday 28th February 2019.  Work-share 7-8pm, Talk 8-9.30pm. Teachers £10, students £5. Please contact Judith Kleinman www.judithkleinman@gmail.com for information and booking. Or just turn up!

The talk will include looking at the history of the body in psychoanalysis. It will highlight where our worlds meet with the letting go of habit,  embodiment and the ideas of non-doing in the practice of letting go. We will hear about examples of Lotte’s work and how she connects her understanding of the body and the way it conveys emotion and thought.

Lotte Bredt (MBACP accred) is a practicing family and child counsellor/psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock Clinic and the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, with an earlier background in special needs education. Since 2005 she has worked as a psychotherapist in schools and in private practice. She is a founder member of Maison Verte – UK in London – the first UK project to pilot F Dolto’s work with very young children and families. Her therapeutic experience has covered working with babies and children, their parents, adolescents, couples and families experiencing a wide range of intellectual, emotional and behavioral challenges.

WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS
Workshop on the Arms Sunday 17th March, 10am-12.00 (£10).

Followed by a work exchange, (free), 12.30-1.30pm.

The arms have been the theme at Lcatt this term, and teachers are welcome to arrange a visit to the training course to experience this work. The workshop  will have 3 half hour presentations given by Judith Kleinman, Roger Kidd and Refia Sacks.
To book a workshop place please contact Roger at kidd.roger@gmail.com
If you can’t make the workshop, you are welcome to just come to the work exchange.

Recent teacher’s workshops have been with Missy Vineyard, a Head of Training in the USA and author of a ‘How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live’ and Lucia Walker, dance teacher and specialist in improvisation, and head of training of the  Alexander school in Johannesburg.

FORUM DAYS

Get inspiration at a Forum day at LCATT. (Next one in the planning pipeline).
Hear the experiences and ideas about how some teachers are exploring new ways to connect with new types of audience for the Technique. There will be presentations, with time for questions, and a work exchange.

£20. Contact Roger – kidd.roger@gmail.com

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Teachers workshop with Missy Vineyard