Gilles Estran Guest Teaching November 4

Guest teacher, dancer and Contact Improviser, Gilles Estran,  will be visiting the Training Program Monday, November 4th, 2-9pm.  All Alexander teachers and trainees are welcome to join us.  Please contact the Director of Training, Susan Sinclair, if you are interested in attending.

Fee is $100, which includes the morning training session with Susan.

Schedule: 9am-12pm (with Susan); 2-5pm (with Gilles); 7-9pm (with Gilles)

Gilles Estran was trained in Paris with Marie-Françoise Le Foll and the United States with Franck Ottiwell, Bruce and Martha Fertman and Tommy Thompson.  He started teaching the Alexander Technique in 1990. He is currently teaching dancers, actors and musicians and has run a training course set in Bordeaux and Paris since 2006. Gilles has also studied and taught Contact Improvisation since 1990. Through the study of human movement -coordination- and the practice of dance movements -creativity- Gilles Estran’s teaching is based on a model of total being, balance and poise as functions of the mind. If F.M. Alexander’s principles have become his essential support for pedagogy, Contact Improvisation remains an essential tool for enhancing and experimenting with them. With this in mind the Argentinian Tango provides an ideal educational process based on « Touch » and « Connection ».