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Dare to be Wrong Hardcover – May 21, 2007


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  • Hardcover: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Mornum Time Press; 1st edition (May 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964435284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964435285
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,636,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Judith Leibowitz was born in Connecticut, was raised and went to school in New York City and received a BA from Brooklyn College. At 15 she had polio, which left most of her leg and hip muscles with minimum functionality. This enduring weakness led her to the Alexander Technique, first as a student, and later, out of necessity, as a teacher. F. Mathias Alexander, Alma Frank, and Lulie Westfeldt were her teachers. In 1964 along with four other teachers, she established the American Center for the Alexander Technique, Inc. (ACAT) a not-for-profit organization to train and certify Alexander teachers and to inform the public about the Technique (www.alextech.org.) From 1964 1990 she was actively involved, as Training Director, Board Member and/or Senior Faculty. Judy joined The Juilliard faculty in the new drama division at the invitation of John Houseman in 1968. She taught the Alexander Technique as a required course for all The Juilliard drama stu-dents. Judy s students included the actors Kevin Kline, Patti LaPone, Robin Williams, and Kelly McGillis. The American Conservatory Theatre, Arena Stage, Kristin Linkletter Voice program at the Guthrie Theatre and Temple University are among the institutions where she introduced and taught the Alexander Technique.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nina B. Lieb on September 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Reading this book brought me back to my Alexander teacher training classes with Judith Leibowitz, in vivid detail. Kathryn Miranda has captured the narrative Judith provided as she conveyed the subtleties of the Alexander Technique through her highly skilled hands-on work. This book offers teachers the opportunity to hear Judy's wisdom and the clarity with which she communicated the concepts of the Alexander Technique, the art of teaching, and the use of the hands.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ol. on October 28, 2008
Format: Hardcover
it's a very good book about alexander technique, but to appreciate it to its full extent, one must have allready taken quite a few alexander lessons.
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This is a wonderfully clear and concise exploration of the thinking at the core of the Alexander Technique, and of the insights and possibilities that can unfold under the influence of that thinking. I refer to select quotations from "Dare to Be Wrong" in my own AT practice again and again. Here are two I particularly like:

“As a teacher, you pick up the moment before your brain has said, ‘Oh this is the moment.’”
“We are dealing not with the goal but the in-betweens that help us reach our goal.”

The price for this book on Amazon is inexplicably obscene. The book is in print and is available for a mere $26 plus shipping from the bookstore of AmSAT (the American Society for the Alexander Technique). Highly recommended.
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