My thanks go most particularly to Fay Lecoq, Pascale Lecoq, Thomas Prattki and Rita Leys at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. I visited the Lecoq school on five occasions when researching and writing the book and each time Fay was enormously patient and helpful with my numerous requests and questions. I especially valued the access she provided for me to view material from the school's video and photographic archive, and for sitting beside me when watching Tout bouge (and other recorded material) to translate when my own French was found wanting. I hope very much that this book does justice to the memory of her late husband, and to his remarkable work in theatre. Pascale talked to me with great passion and insight about Laboratoire d'Étude du Mouvement (LEM) and allowed me to watch classes and the final presentation of work in June 2002. Rita's help around the school's photographic archive, in facilitating my choice of images for the book and in tracing some of the photographers, was greatly appreciated. Thomas, who has now left Paris after teaching with Jacques Lecoq for nearly ten years, was extra-ordinarily generous in giving me his time for a number of fascinating conversations about the school and its daily practice, philosophy and history. The chapter presenting practical exercises could not have been written without his collaboration and perceptive advice. Finally, here, I must thank Fay and her children - as executors of the Lecoq estate - for allowing me to use translated extracts from Le Théâtre du geste.