Publication Details

 

A Time to Remember

by Walter Carrington, a personal diary of teaching the FM Alexander Technique in 1946.

Published by The Sheildrake Press (UK). Hardback 1996. ISBN 0951999818/978-0951999813.

Walter Carrington began his diary on his return to Ashley Place after the War and it records his life as an assistant teacher, both giving private lessons and working on Alexander’s training course. Carrington’s preface explains the background and the setting for the diary which covers the period of March to November 1946 with an additional entry from 1947. It catches the atmosphere of the time as well as providing some interesting Alexander quotations. The book includes a list of students on Alexander’s course 1931-55, facsimile of the prospectus, an introductory pamphlet to the Technique from 1951 and 30 pages of notes with additional information on events and people referred to in the diary.

 

 

Walter & Dilys Carrington Demonstrate the Alexander Technique

Published by Constructive Teaching Centre Ltd. (UK). Filmed in 1985 and 1986. New edition 2016. 2 DVD set. 243 minutes. DVD-R PAL.

This rare video shows Walter and Dilys Carrington demonstrating and discussing procedures for teaching the Alexander Technique. The footage was not intended for general release but is now made available as it is a unique and important historical record of the Carringtons teaching in 1985 and 1986.

The 22 demonstrations with teachers and students of the Constructive Teaching Centre cover chair work, table work, saddle work, whispered ‘ah’, position of mechanical advantage, standing, hands-on work, and hands on the back of the chair. There is only one demonstration (hands-on work) with Dilys Carrington.

With the help of professional editors, the original VHS tapes were transferred to DVD in 2010. Due to the nature of the old source material, the picture quality of these two DVDs is not in keeping with today?s standards. Nevertheless, this 4-hour long DVD set captures the Carringtons at work. It contains clear explanations and practical illustrations that communicate their extensive knowledge. It is an invaluable resource for Alexander Technique teachers who wish to gain further insights into the teaching of the Technique.

The 2016 edition contains a 12-page booklet with a detailed guide to the contents.