Back From Israel

Back From Israel

Tracy just returned from a 10 day tour in Israel, which included performing spoken word/movement with jazz quartet Ehud Ettun, Kevin Harris, and Richie Barshay, facilitating a musical experiment, and teaching private lessons & group classes in Theatrical Clown & the Alexander Technique.  Thanks to the Internal Compass Music Project for hosting a magical journey. 

How I came to the Alexander Technique

How I came to the Alexander Technique

The reasons I came to study AT were two fold.  One, I had chronic pain in my achilles tendon.  I was in a dance rehearsal, and my left achilles seized up. It was achingly painful, and continued to flair up at inopportune times.  I got the impression that it must have been something I was doing that was causing this injury to flair up, but I did not know what, or how to address changing my patterns.  Two, I was an actress/singer/dancer, & I most often felt dissatisfied with my facility.   I felt old, unchecked habits of speech, auditioning, and vocal use were not only causing me to lose energy, but also to ‘miss the target’ so to speak.  What I yearned for was a straight up, thorough, and practical understanding of my body as my instrument.