It was such a pleasure, honor, and incredible learning experience to have studied with Yehuda Kuperman in Cincinnati this past January. Yehuda spoke often of F. M. Alexander’s use of the word “Let” and how F. M. began all direction with this simple word, “Let”. Yehuda commented on how this word is not “Do” but rather “Be”.
This reminded me of a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2
“We defy augury. There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all. Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what ist to leave betimes? Let be.“
In addition to the simplicity of the phrase “Let be.” I also enjoy this quote from an AT perspective as it reminds me how important and how beautiful inhibition is for the soul.
Along with being a Teaching Member of Alexander Technique International, Corrie Danieley also teaches Acting, Voice, and Movement in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Northern Kentucky University.