Dance and Somatics workshop with Luc Vanier and Elizabeth Johnson

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    Alexander Technique Teachers of Greater Philadelphia (ATTGP), in partnership with the Temple University Department of Dance, are excited to sponsor these workshops with:

    Luc Vanier (Alexander Technique teacher/co-author of Dance and the Alexander Technique/Director of the School of Dance at the University of Utah) & Elizabeth Johnson (Alexander Technique teacher/Laban Movement Analyst/ Assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Theater and Dance).

    Alexander Technique, Developmental Movement and Dance: Making Choices

    In these workshops, Alexander Technique teachers Luc Vanier and Elizabeth Johnson will lead the participants in experiencing the double spiral musculature that facilitates interplay between connectivity and lengthening in the whole bodily structure. We will ask ourselves to what extent our conceptions of our musculoskeletal system impact resilient thinking in activity by exploring certain principles of the Alexander Technique such as inhibition, faulty sensory awareness, whole-self, and primary control. We will also investigate Raymond Dart’s idea of reset and how it is strongly linked to our capacity to respond creatively to challenges to our connectivity that arise in our professional and daily lives. They will use their Framework to help answer questions one might have about teaching certain types of students. These workshops for dancers/dance teachers will further link everything back to their dancing body and explore how this approach helps the mover make new decisions in relation to their daily movement practices.

    You can find Bios and more information, and register, on our web page:

    Saturday, March 9th: 10 am – 12 pm
    Sunday, March 10: 2 pm – 4 pm

    If you would like to attend one or both the workshops, you can get a discounted rate if you register by February 4. Limited to 20 participants.

    If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact workshop coordinator KC Chun at

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