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Theatre Arts Professor Helps Re-Educate Bodies

February 3, 2010

Category: Faculty, Theatre Arts

Barnes with studentBy Shavonne Potts, salisburypost.com

When Catawba College theater arts professor Missy Barnes' students come to her office they ask her to "fix" them.

The fix they are seeking is found in the Alexander Technique, which is a way to re-educate the body in how to move more efficiently.

Essentially, it's not fixing at all, Barnes said.

"Your movement and thinking are all tied together. It's a tight interplay in thinking and how we move our bodies," she said.

When Barnes teaches performance classes at Catawba she incorporates components of Alexander Technique to help students think more about the effort it takes to move their bodies.

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