Stony Brook Congress 1986 – Introduction by Michael Frederick

Michael Frederick talks about how he started the first International Congress in Stony Brook, New York. Michael trained with Walter and Dilys Carrington in the 1970’s, he wanted to bring together and unite the different branches of teaching that were appearing by creating an international group meeting. His infectious enthusiasm for the Alexander work enabled him to create this totally unique event in the history of the Alexander Technique, gathering together the senior teachers who continued F.M. Alexander’s work following his death in 1955. Michael D. Frederick is the Founding Director of the International Congresses on the Alexander Technique, he is currently Chairman of the Alexander International Congress Board of Directors. Michael has organized and taught over 150 workshops in the U.S. and Europe since 1978. Michael worked for two years at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, and taught for over a decade in The Old Globe Theatre’s MFA Acting Program at the University of San Diego. From 1994 to 2000, Michael organised Alexander Technique Master Classes with Elisabeth Walker and Marjory Barlow (F.M. Alexander’s niece) in S

Posted on 6 January 2022