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One of her annotations: "...in both instances all depends on the point of view, we cannot be surprised that the mere promise to reform is usually futile, and we must furthermore realize that a changed point of view is the royal road to reformation."



William Hurt
  The Alexander 
Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy and deal with almost paralysing stage fright.

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Paul Newman "The Alexander Technique helped a long-standing back problem and to get a good night’s sleep after many years of tossing and turning"





Christopher Reeve used it in the late 1970s and ’80s to transform from Clark Kent to Superman, slumping “down” so his movements became awkward and unbalanced as the mild-mannered reporter, then standing “up” with obvious balance and ease as the Man of Steel... "It is a way of releasing tension in the body, through the joints. If you think of the body as a well-oiled machine that runs on very precise ball bearings, it gets them functioning smoothly. It gives you a kind of liquid freedom from muscle tension. What tension does is restrict the joints from moving naturally; you can see it in the way people sit sometimes with their neck jammed down or stand with their knees locked. What I do every day before the performance is lie down on the floor, widen the back and length: you know, the head gets back up on the shoulders, the shoulders drop down into place, the voice settles, and you get ready to go! The first time I did Alexander I stretched out about an inch and a half. I used to have a psychological thing about being tall; I was sort of apologizing for my height. I've gotten over that."




Kevin Kline "The many benefits that the Alexander technique afforded us as actors included minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation and responsiveness, mind/body connection, and about an inch and a half of additional height. By balancing and neutralizing tensions, I’ve learned to relieve as well as to avoid the aches and pain caused by the thousands of natural shocks that flesh is heir to."


John Cleese "I find The Alexander Technique very helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying. They get to be light and relaxed. You must get an Alexander teacher to show it to you."




Dame Judi Dench... Dame Judi carries herself with an enviable poise and grace. Have you seen how she deals with James Bond?









Deborah (Debbie) Gibson "I went to Alexander Technique sessions for alignment and breathing and mastering that period posture that women had during a time where women were very upright and stately"





Alan Rickman "Using the Alexander Technique empowers me and gives me a balanced sense of tension rather than relying on creating tension to do something in order to produce a sound or an act that is preconceived. I realized that I cannot control a set of circumstances outside of myself so I can go on a journey relying on the state of mind and body that the Alexander Technique gives me." 


Jeremy Irons Jeremy wrote the introduction to "The Alexander Technique Birth Book"





Lynn Redgrave "I took 
Alexander lessons instead of attending movement classes which helped me enormously in my training and in subsequent years in my acting work. Now I can play people who are graceful and beautiful.


Roger Lloyd Pack "It gave me a freedom and awareness of my body which have stood me in good stead ever since."






Lenny Henry... He’s certainly been doing emergency Alexander technique, and in rehearsal his new upright posture works to menacing effect when he towers over his Desdemona.

Sir Ian Mckellen "I was very enthusiastic about the value of the Alexander Technique and I made it possible for all members of the “Richard III” and “The King Lear” companies to have lessons whilst rehearsing."

לביא זיטנר  אני כבר כמעט ולא סובל יותר מכאבים ולפני שאני עולה לבמה אני מבצע את התרגילים והקול שלי נשמע אחרת לגמרי, פתוח, עמוק יותר, צלול ונעים למקשיבים לי באולם התאטרון.  לסיפור המלא




Among the classes at Juilliard that Kilmer said he appreciated the most were the Alexander Technique courses. "It's a wonderful technique, because it is a very pure form of analyzing your body in relation to movement … analyzing your body about being, and [Alexander instructor Judy Leibowitz] was one of my favorite acting teachers." These skills, Kilmer pointed out, are integral to the actor's craft. "I had a mean teacher once, who kind of said, 'How dare you think you can act Shakespeare; you don't know how to walk across the room yet' … and in a way, that's true."











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