Film Reviews

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Eugene Schusser – Filmmaker – Australia

"This film on FM Alexander is a very welcome, well informed addition to extending the knowledge and practice of the Alexander Technique.  It contains valuable information about the origins of the Technique with persuasive examples of its efficacy. Anyone interested in the Alexander Technique will find something inspiring and valuable in this film."

 

Alexander Murray - Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois - USA

“Alexander's remarkable life and achievement are given a new perspective by the photographic and historical background of his unpromising beginnings in Tasmania, and the early searching and discoveries in Australia and New Zealand.  Congratulations on your achievement.  General information and presentation admirable."

Julia Nafisi - University of Melbourne - Australian Voice

"Author and filmmaker, Rosslyn McLeod, has long had a passionate interest in the work of F.M. Alexander.  The idea of showing visual images of Alexander's work in action, supplemented by pertinent interviews, grew during the research for the book and resulted in the documentary film.  Footage of F.M. Alexander himself at work gives a wonderful impression of the charisma and calm intensity of the master. Meticulously researched, well-written and presented, the documentary film makes a fascinating and thought-provoking contribution to the body of works on a man whose remarkable life and discoveries will continue to be a source of inspiration and provide material for exploration long into the future."

 

Brooke Lieb - AmSAT Journal 2018

"As the DVD jacket says, this video is geared towards "those familiar with F.M. Alexander's work and those who would like to know more about the life and legacy of this remarkable Australian".  It fully succeeds in this objective, and a receptive audience will likely find it interesting and familiar. Kudos to Rosslyn McLeod [for producing] the most ambitious video project to date on F.M. Alexander.  The segment with Lucy Brown is particularly engaging, accessible and interesting as she shares her enthusiasm and delight in her personal experience of lessons and her ideas about what happens in our nervous system during lessons.  [The DVD] is full of interesting historical background, enlightening details about Alexander's first training course, and consolidates many of the best-produced videos currently available."

Useful Links

These websites are wide-ranging in their coverage of the Alexander Technique and include specialist sections such as medical and scientific research 

 

Ockham's Razor ABC Radio National Interview with Rosslyn McLeod:

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/the-alexander-technique/3445360

 

www.alexandertechnique.com

 

If you want to find out about having Alexander lessons from a qualified teacher, or training to become an Alexander teacher (this is a three-year full time course) the following are some of the main professional Alexander Societies:

 

Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique:  

www.alexandertechnique.co.uk

Australian Alexander Society

 www.austat.org.au

                                            

The Website of the International Affiliated Societies of Alexander Teachers: 

www.alexandertechniqueworldwide.com   

World Alexander Congress

www.atcongress2018.com

Alexander Technique International:  
www.ati-net.com

Read the official Report in the British Medical Journal, August 19, 2008 about the Research Project into Back Pain and the Alexander Technique, funded with a grant of 600,000 pounds (GBP) by the British Medical Research Council.

www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a884

A ten minute video summary of this research is on YouTube

www.alexandertechniqueinstitute.com.au

 

For enquiries about the documentary or private lessons in the Alexander Technique (in South Australia) please contact:

Rosslyn McLeod

Phone: 08 8338 2262

 Email: info@fmalexanderdoc.com