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 Carrington’s 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 DVD’s 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.