Belinda gives an actor direction with their hips and pelvis as the actor lies on the floor in semi-supine position. This is an exercise Belinda uses to help actors figure out how to most efficiently use their bodies.
Belinda shows an actor the width o the lumbar spine. We are supported by a very thick column of bone and muscle.
Belinda teaches and Alexander Technique group class to a couple of actors. They go through Alexander Technique exercises to experience ease in movement. a group of actors move joyously around the studio connecting with each other.
Belinda guides an actor through a chair exercise using the Alexander Technique in her NYC Studio.Her hand is on the actors chest and upper back helping him feel how much depth he has.

Special Topic Masterclass
Sidere: Embracing Performance excitement

with Cathy Madden
Tuesday, January 22nd

Workshop Fee: $75

Headshot of Cathy Madden, Master Alexander Technique teacher and guest instructor at AT Motion: Center for Actors

In the ideal preparation, we consciously “ramp” up to a heightened state that fuels our intention and creativity.  While people are sometimes tempted to say this is anxiety, or fear of some sort – the truth is that this readiness is what we desire. It needs its own name!

The root word of desire is sidere, or  “from the stars” and has become my name for this conscious engagement with the unknown - the magic that fuels excellence. In the workshop, we will explore how a sidere -based preparation revives the joy of auditioning and performing. And, each participant will have the opportunity to audition from this Alexander Technique -infused realm of deep play.

Read Cathy Madden’s Bio

Actors Alexander Technique:
Move Yourself: A Weekly Masterclass
with Belinda Mello

Thursdays 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Starts January 10th, 2019

Last minute drop in? Yes, we are actor friendly! Text Belinda at 917-753-0624 to confirm space.

Belinda guides an actor laying down on the ground through an exercise where the actor practices only using the necessary amount of effort to push a strap of cloth into the air. This shows the actor where they are holding unnecessary tension and gripping.

Build confidence and clarity in your movement while you warm-up for upcoming performances or auditions. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Margolis Method and Movement studies, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises:

  • expand your embodied expression,

  • let go of patterns and nervousness

  • own a lively use of time, space and tensegrity

  • fine-tune your physical specificity

The class time will incorporate floor work, hands-on direction and body mapping.

Payment Options:
Single classes $25
Monthly: $80 for a Package of 4 Classes
A package of 4 classes can be used over 12 weeks.

Move Well, Live Well: A 4 Week Intensive Alexander Technique Practice

with Dana Calvey
Mondays 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Free Introduction: Jan. 28th, 12PM-2PM
Class A: Feb 11th & 18th, March 4th & 11th
Class B: April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Belinda gestures to a young actor with her hands near her chest. The young actor has her hand on the back of her neck. This is part of an Alexander Technique for Actors Class.

Start your year off with clarity and a renewed sense of self!

Using foundational Alexander Technique principles to connect to your deeper self, this 4-week series offers both in-person classes and online practice sessions. You'll benefit from the best of both worlds:  experiencing in-person weekly core work with hands-on support, and an online framework that will guide your exploration. You'll leave this deep Alexander Technique study feeling refreshed, with practical tools for being more connected and spontaneous in your work. This course is designed with performers in mind, but anyone who presents or deals with the public will benefit as well.

Payment Options:
$350 for 4 Classes + Video Access (for 2 Months) + 1Hr Lesson
$ 275 for 4 Classes + Video Access (for 2 Months)
$ 225 for 4 Classes Only

Read Dana Calvey’s Bio

Intensive: AT and Auditioning
Own Your Audition: Make the Space Your Partner

with Holly Cinnamon
Wednesdays: Jan. 30th & Feb. 6th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Free Introduction: January 23rd
Intensive Fee: $120

Holly Cinnamon teaches tensegrity with a white board and 3D model to Alexander Technique students in NYC with a whiteboard.

This workshop will offer you concrete tools and practices to find specific resources in any room that offer you a sense of support and pleasure. By orienting your attention to these resources, you can feel a sense of ownership of the space you are auditioning in, from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Discover resources that can ground you or inspire you, make you feel big or small. Practice foregrounding and backgrounding different stimuli in your field of attention, so that you can resist being sucked into the stimuli that make you nervous and instead find support in the stimuli that center you in your work. This way, you will completely own your work in the room, and the people behind the table will not be able to keep their attention away from your presence, as you will draw attention to yourself at the center of the moment. 

This workshop is for actors who are currently auditioning. You will be asked to bring in a short monologue of your choice to apply these tools directly to your audition work.

Read Holly Cinnamon’s Bio

The Barrow Group:
Alexander Technique for the Actor

Level 1: Tuesdays 2:30pm-5:00pm
8 Weeks Starting January 8th, 2019
Fee: $395

Level 2: Tuesdays 2:30pm-5:00pm
8 Weeks Starting March 5th, 2019
Fee: $395

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Class activities include awareness exercises, gentle hands-on feedback from the teachers, basic body-mapping, and practicing the coordination of your mind and body in  theater exercises.

The course content will focus on these four topics: The Actor's Body in Motion, The Actor's Breathing, The Actor's Presence, Ease of Being for Creativity.

Small Group Class for Personal Attention.

You must sign-up and pay through The Barrow Group's Webpage.