In this workshop, you will be reconnected with the principles of the Alexander Technique and then apply that technique to spoken voice work. The Alexander technique will help you become more aware of how you move in your everyday life and support you to find a better relationship between muscle tension, balance, posture and speaking. This workshop is open to anyone who has an interest in developing their understanding of the Alexander Technique or for anyone who wishes to improve their connection to their body and voice with more efficiency and ease.
Natacha Osorio is an experienced Alexander Technique teacher with a particular interest and expertise in the functioning and training of the human voice for actors and public speakers. Before training as an Alexander Technique teacher, she worked as an actor in Colombia. She qualified as a teacher in 1991 at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London.
An aspect of the Alexander Technique that interested her from the start was how it could be applied to voice, and especially in relation to the actor. In order to develop this interest, Natacha approached Michael McCallion, a world-renowned voice expert whose own vocal method was highly inspired by the Alexander Technique. She worked with Michael for several months, learning his methodology and becoming proficient in its application. In 1992 she became a regular Alexander Technique teacher at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she remained until 2006.
In 2000 she became a regular visiting tutor on the BA Acting course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and soon after joined the teaching team of their MA in Voice Studies (MAVS) program. In 2006, she became Director of the Bloomsbury Alexander Centre and the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre in London, where she has established a very successful Alexander Technique practice.
Date and Time:
Friday 31st of May 10am – 5pm
This workshop is open to anyone who has an interest in the work and if you would like to attend either of these sessions, but you are unable to meet the full cost of the fees for any reason, then please contact Gary Horner to discuss further.
If you have any questions or accessibility needs then please contact Gary Horner to discuss in more detail.