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Alexander Technique with Marisa De Silva
January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Offered for free as part of The Well-Tempered Musician wellness series.
The Alexander Technique is an educational method and a skill for self-development used worldwide for well over 100 years. By teaching how to change long-standing habits, it enables improved mobility, posture, performance and alertness along with relief of chronic stiffness, tension and stress.
Marisa De Silva, DMA is a singer, voice teacher, and an American Society for the Alexander Technique Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique. She completed her 1600-hour training at Alexander Technique Urbana in 2009 and has since taught as guest lecturer at numerous universities, performing arts schools and festivals including University of Illinois, Cal State Fullerton, University of the Redlands, Barcelona Festival of Song, Orange County High School of the Arts, and Maple Conservatory of Dance. She is currently on faculty at Loyola Marymount University where she teaches voice, AT, and assist directs in Opera Workshop. She completed her DMA in Early Music Voice at the University of Southern California with specializations in musicology, vocology, and opera directing. Her research interests include the use of rhetorical gestures in early opera as well as the use of Alexander Technique in mitigating Music Performance Anxiety. She has also been a featured soloist in films such as Sing!, Be Cool Scooby Doo, and the Joe Hisaishi Symphonic concerts at Carnegie Hall and LA Microsoft Theater.
Participants of this workshop may choose to practice Constructive Rest, which requires a clear space to lie down on a firmly padded surface, such as an exercise mat, rug, or thick towel, and a paperback book for your head. Participants will also be invited, as they are able and so choose, to stand and move about the space they are in. Instructions and explorations will be modified as necessary for all abilities, and all will still benefit from the workshop!