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5 Oct 2019: Alexander Farkas - 'Arising from Quiet' £40.00

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This afternoon will be structured so that from 1:30-3:00pm you can participate in a workshop with Alex Farkas. Based in New York, Alex will be sharing his 21 years of international teaching experience with practical hands on work – price £40 per person.

You are then welcome to stay at no charge from 3:15-4:30pm for Alex’s book launch: ‘Alexander Technique: Arising from Quiet’. He will be talking about his experience of writing the book and then signing copies. There will be wine and nibbles to join in with a toast to Alex!

Please note: If you book a place for this workshop we will assume you are also attending the book launch. However you do not have to book a place on the workshop in order to be able to come to the book launch part of the afternoon, but in such a case please do email info@hiteltd.co.uk to let us know you would like to attend so that we can plan numbers. There is no charge for attending just the book launch from 3:15pm.

Alex's new book, 'Arising from Quiet', is intended primarily for teachers and devoted students of the Alexander Technique, however the specific focus on aspects of the performing arts may prove helpful to those in the fields of music, theatre and dance.

This workshop section will complement Alex's book which itself comprises a compendium of significant new writing as well as revisions of many of the articles he has written over the years.

About Alex Farkas

Music, for Alex, has always been a driving passion. Childhood was spent dancing and playing the piano. At the Manhattan School of Music he was awarded a degree in piano studies.

In his late 20’s he took ballet classes with Alfredo Corvino who taught ease, line and fluidity - and always to listen to the music. He discovered Kodály music education, went on to study in Hungary and armed with this new knowledge he was offered a position at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut where he taught solfege and ear-training for 27 years.

A gift of an Alexander lesson with Judith Stransky changed the course of his life. Soon afterward Patrick Macdonald visited New York where Alex was a stand-in ‘body’ for a teacher having a lesson with Macdonald.

‘After I was taken to the chair with Macdonald looking on and saying, "I didn’t much care for that'’, he put the teacher’s hands back on me and then placed his hands over hers and I felt myself inexplicably lifted from the chair. My immediate thought was: This is what I’ve been looking for only I didn’t know I was looking for it.’

Teacher training began in 1991 with Shoshana Kaminitz and family circumstances stretched his training until 1998. Further lessons followed with Margaret Goldie, Marjorie Barlow and Elisabeth Walker.

Since then Alex has taught both music and the Alexander Technique throughout Europe and in the north eastern United States.

All participants will receive a record of attendance after the event.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and note that no refunds will be possible after 25th Sep 2019.

HITE Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.
T: 020 7467 8461. E: info@hiteltd.co.uk 
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