Paul Marwick and Tessa Versteeg
Poise, intention and stillness in movement
A practical workshop using hands-on, playful procedures and movement games which we, Paul & Tessa, have developed from out of our own research inspired by the Carrington teaching and 26 years of running our training course.
From our lifetime experience in the arts & education our aim is to work with simplicity, playfulness and fun; exploring poise, intention, stillness and flow in hands-on exchange and simple movement ‘games’ in space with partners and as a group enriching our liveliness and spacial awareness when teaching.
About Paul Marwick and Tessa Versteeg
After graduating from the Theatre School in Amsterdam (1969), he continued his Theatre Studies at Mudra School with Maurice Bejart in Brussels and Merce Cunningham in New York, the process culminating in forming his own company Dramatic Dance Theatre.
In 1980 he settled in London and with Tessa Marwick performed, directed and ran workshops all over Europe while continuing to teach at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Drama Studio and East 15 Acting School in London. He trained as an Alexander teacher with Walter and Dilys Carrington in London from 1981 to 1984.
Tessa completed her Bachelor of Arts (English) and Teacher’s Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town (1964).
She continued her research into movement and theatre, training as a modern dancer with Sigurd Leeder (London & Switzerland) and teaching at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Drama Studio and East 15 Acting School.
After fifteen years’ work in theatre in South Africa, England and Europe performing, directing and teaching – Tessa trained as an Alexander teacher with Walter and Dilys Carrington from 1980-1983.
Paul & Tessa
Paul and Tessa have opened their own training course for Alexander teachers in September 1994, in Amsterdam. Since then they have qualified over 100 teachers.
They taught and directed in the Theatre Department of Williams College, Mass. USA. At the AGM’s for Amsat, STAT and APTAE . They also taught and performed as second- generation heads of training courses at several international AT congresses as CL teachers.
Tue & Wed / Fri & Sat
9-11h & 15-17h / alternating
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Practical Teaching Skills