Kirsty Alexander

Class Description | Morning class | 19 - 23 September 2016

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) uses image-guided floor work and hands-on tactile participants to facilitate a deeper kinaesthetic experience of movement. Spontaneous movement evoked by imagery enables the participant to explore technical principles such as multi directional alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy and autonomy.
These classes will cover introductory level 6-10.

Biography

Kirsty is co-director of Independent Dance, lead tutor of the MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice, associate editor of Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique. She
has been involved in educating dancers within the higher education sector for over 20 years, including as Head of Undergraduate Studies at Laban from 2000-2004 and as Assistant Director of London Contemporary Dance School from 2005-2010. Being curious about how kinaesthetic experience could influence wider philosophical and educational thinking she recently completed a PhD funded by the University of Stirling, School of Education. As a performer she has worked with a diverse range of artists including Gaby Agis, Rosemary Butcher, Gill Clarke, Michael Clark, Michel Laub and Station House Opera. Her own choreographic work is generally site specific and in collaboration with artists from other disciplines.