Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Insecure Alexander Technique Teachers

Luke Ford writes:

Robert Rickover writes in vol 2 issue 1 of Direction Journal:

London teacher Kri Ackers said: "The thing to remember about Alexander teachers is that we’re all insecure as hell."

Why is this?

Alexander’s lack of formal training and his low status origins (Tasmania, Australia).

Lack of legal standing for the alexander teaching profession: anyone can call himself an Alexander teacher.

Divisiveness within the Alexander world: after Alexander’s death, several of his students established their own training courses. These men and women had very different interpretations of Alexander’s work, and very different approaches to teaching. These differences have led to bitter disputes with members of the various "lineages" disparaging each other’s work.


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