Special #1327

PMA Legacy Project Launch

2 min - Special


At the 2013 Pilates Method Alliance Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we launched the Pilates Legacy Project. Amy Havens talks to Kristi Cooper to find out what inspired her to research these lineages and why she was excited to do it. Kristi also mentions the many people who contributed to the project and a few of the topics that we will be featuring. We hope you are enjoying a glimpse into the lives of Carola Trier, Eve Gentry, Kathy Grant, Romana Kryzanowska, and Ron Fletcher.
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Nov 13, 2013
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Hi, this is Amy havens at the Plata Smith at Alliance Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2013 and we here revealing our [inaudible] legacy project. Tell me and everybody else what motivated you to do the legacy project? The legacy project was really about trying to take the bits and pieces of information that I was discovering that I found incredibly fascinating and trying to find a way where everyone could put it in one spot. Training programs don't have time, the demand is too high to get them in and out and people are wanting to at work. What's unique is that it's, it's, it will all be in one place that, that what we have is primarily been donated. Um, I worked with Cara research so far. Carol researched, curious, had been Brett Howard, Debra lessen and Michelle Larson.

And they donated their time. They donated their footage, they donated, some, two of them made their own biography. So it's, it's really a community effort and it's because we all think it matters. QC, can you tell me what's coming next? Yes, a lot. Um, what we know we have is at least 30 interviews with, um, people who studied with the five lineages we've started with. Outside of that, we expect to pull from the content that we have to dive deeper into topics like the trademark lawsuit. Um, we interviewed Sean Gallagher for two hours. We interviewed Ken Adelman for four hours. We interviewed Debra lesson in the past.

So to be able to just offer the pieces of those interviews really without narration so that people can decide what interests them, I want to represent everyone. It's about recognizing that we're all part of this big thing that though the history isn't long, the history is rich. And I think the more that we can show people where we fit, the more we can offer as teachers, as a business, as a discipline. So that that's where we're headed. There's a lot coming.


Dear Kristi, I am looking forward to watch all of the 30 interviews. All of you are doing such an important work! It is great to bring all the history and information to one platform. Great idea, great job and thank you so much offering it to the whole pilates world.
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So excited to learn and grow in my pilates knowledge through watching these videos. This is such important work to preserve and document- and I am thrilled that you are allowing us to be a part of this great history.
I'm so glad to read your enthusiasm! The history is so fascinating and a great way to understand our place in it!
Such a great offering. So true, the history is very interesting and is part of what makes Pilates so unique.
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Agreed Elayne.....our history is imperative and this Legacy Project is unlike any other documentation out there (in my opinion). Where else are we seeing and reading so many accounts of our lineage? And there's more to come!!!

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