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Jennifer Mizenko
Mississippi, USA

Playing With Heads

Head lead/Body Follow is a mantra we hear all of the time in the Alexander Technique world. In this workshop we will explore this mantra by literally playing with heads. We will hold heads while supine. We will connect heads while crawling. We will make contact with heads while standing. All the while exploring the experience of moving the head and the connection with the body.

Descartes said, “I think therefore I am”…but what about the rest of him? And how does the head/thinking integrate with the whole? Come explore this movement and these questions. *Note – this will be a very active, moving workshop, with some elements of contact improvisation.

This workshop can be adjusted to be “non-contact” if necessary due to COVID-19.

About Jennifer Mizenko

Jennifer Mizenko loves all things movement, and is a Professor Emerita of Dance and Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi, where she taught movement and dance for 30years. She has a B.A. in Psychology, and an M.A. in dance. She studied period dance with Wendy Hilton and Richard Powers, T\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ai Chi with Maggie Newman, the work of Growtoski with Grzegorz Bral in Poland and Anna-Helena McLean, of the Moon Fool Company, and Chekhov acting technique with MICHA. Jennifer is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International, and served as Chair of ATI. She is a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst certified by LIMS, and yoga instructor from Yandara Yoga Institute. She regularly presents internationally at Laban and Alexander conferences and specializes in teaching Character Physicalization, integrating her knowledge of dance, LMA, Chekhov and the Alexander Technique. Jennifer is one of the co-authors of the The Laban Workbook for Actors, A Practical Guide with Video. Recently she has become a part of The Alexander Technique Liberation Project.


See also: Jennifer Mizenko – Presenter Detail Page

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
10:30 h - 11:45 h (10.30am-11.45am)
Main Building
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3012

Performance/Music/Acting/Voice||Everyday Activities||Sports||Connections to other Modalities/Techniques



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