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Portrait Catherine Madden

Cathy Madden

21st Century Integrative Practice Skills

As a University Professor responding to the needs of performing artists over several generations of students, the need for integrated practice of our work has proved invaluable – and I would say, imperative – in creating biopsychosocially whole relationships to our digital devices, and  infusing our interactions with kindness-based practices. The needs that have appeared include: self-image and movement limited and based on imitating the screens: the need for additional training in creating and linking images, the building blocks of imagination; responding to digitally created and/or enhanced anxiety behaviors; and the ability to take charge of the tools we are using rather than to be ruled by them. The need for these practices goes beyond application to the performing arts to all areas of human endeavor.

Each of my Continuous Learning sessions will actively approach this topic from different perspectives, including tools, games, and practices for teaching; each session is both self-contained and part of a larger network of ideas.

Integration fosters relevance, creativity, everyday kindness to self, and supports each person’s agency in creating the life they want.

And always at the foundation of my work is PLAY, the human’s favorite way to learn.

About Cathy Madden

Cathy Madden is a Teaching Professor for the University of Washington School of Drama, Author of Teaching the Alexander Technique: Acting Pathways to Integrative Practice (Singing Dragon, 2018) and Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists: Onstage Synergy (Intellect 2014), and Director of the Integrative Alexander Technique Studio of Seattle. She is a founding member of Alexander Technique International, an ATI Sponsoring Teacher, has served and has served as its chair. Her original exploration of this work began with Marjorie Barstow and she is a regular visiting teacher at training schools and performance centers around the world. Her specialty is integrative practice of this work, particularly in relationship to the performing arts and professional communication, is part of the Integrative Alexander Technique Circle, and she is also a theatre director, clown, doula and Creative Collaborator with Lucia Neare Theatrical Wonders


See also: Cathy Madden – Presenter Detail Page

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h (9-11am) & 15-17h (3-5pm) (Session 1)
15-17h (3-5pm) & 9-11h (9-11am) (Session 2)

Main Building
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3025

Performance/Music/Acting/Voice||Everyday Activities||Sports||Practical Teaching Skills||Anatomy||Connections to other Modalities/Techniques



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