F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd: Proximities, Practices and the Psycho-physical
by Michael Huxley
This academic article looks at the early years of the Alexander Technique. It explores the world in which Alexander moved, especially in the USA. It also refers to the work of one of his contemporaries and how both had an influence on dance in particular. Both Alexander and Todd are now talked about in terms of somatic practices. I ask exactly what this means, and whether it is useful to do so.
You can access this article from the De Montfort University website HERE. If you scroll to the bottom of the link page, you’ll find a PDF file you can read or download.