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Jonathan Pitches

Alexey Levinsky

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Jonathan Pitches discusses the significance of Levinsky’s workshop, demonstration, and subsequent conference presentation on biomechanical études, ‘a pivotal moment in the … transmission of biomechanics into the British tradition’.  

Levinsky 1
This video captures a typical progression in Levinsky’s teaching of biomechanics, from work with sticks to footwork, balance and simple twirling skills, culminating in a demonstration of solo études.
Levinsky 2
Levinsky explains his relationship to his teacher, then moves onto a workshop demonstration of stick work, balance and footwork, and his particular skill as a manipulator of sticks.