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Levinsky, Alexey

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One of only a handful of active practitioners in the world who were trained by Meyerhold’s collaborator Kustov, Alexey Levinsky is an expert practitioner working in Moscow as a teacher and director.

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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.
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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.
The term biomechanics indicates the suite of training exercises used by Vsevolod Meyerhold to train his actors in the new post-revolutionary theatre he pursued.

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