Rebecca Nettl-Fiol

Alexander Technique Class My book Dance and the Alexander Technique: Exploring the Missing Link was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press. Since that time my coauthor, Luc Vanier, and I have continued to explore and refine our work on the relationship between the Alexander Technique, developmental movement, and dance technique.

Ballroom Dancers Alex Tecza and Katja LindholmIn the past year I have presented at six conferences and taught numerous workshops on the Alexander Technique for dancers. In continuing my research in this area, I am beginning a new study of timing and rhythm in relation to movement efficiency. This multifaceted project will take me into a new choreographic work for November Dance, a literature review looking at neuroscience in relation to movement and timing, interviews with a number of Alexander Technique teachers, and a study of ballroom dancers and their use of the double-spiral mechanism of the human body.