Saturdays Sept. 9-Dec. 16
Klein Technique as taught by Barbara Mahler is a cohesive integration of body and mind, based on the principles of change, possibilities and a better functioning body. It is a technique grounded in the principles that what helps us more and function at our optimum efficiency are simple ideas, exercises and practice, the demands being the same in dance as everyday life. It’s principles go beyond aesthetic viewpoints. It is a technique that provides strong and grounding underpinnings for all types of movement. The work done in class is to re-educate the body with an interweaving of theory and practice on a physical level, at the level of the bone and the deep internal musculature and supportive connections that move, and ground us – between the pelvis, the legs and the earth and back up to the skull. The result – a clarity and sureness of movement efficiency, fluidity and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of one’s body. With these teachings we come closer to realizing who we are as movers – as individuals; unique in our creativity, our movement, our being.
Open to all levels of movers.
Barbara Mahler is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, a movement educator and body worker. Teaching for above 30 years, she is a major contributor in the development and outreach of Klein Technique. Barbara has been an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research since 2005, and a 2001 and 2006 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Her most recent invitations to teach and perform have been In Asia, with HORSE dance company and dance community, (2016,17,18 ), Santiago, Chile; Israel-Yasmeen Godder; Berlin (2009-2016,18) ; Ireland; Tanzquartier Austria; IDA, London; Iceland (2018). Barbara is involved in a new annual somatic series in Santiago, Chile organized by Marcela Ortiz de Zárate (2016,17,18). She teaches at various studios, colleges and festivals in the greater NY area, across the US and abroad. As a choreographer, she works with subtle and intricate movement, time and architecture. Her choreography is consistent with her teaching vision and work. It explores the endless possibilities that the body can reveal – spare and articulate, compositional, and evocative. Although mainly a solo artist, she also creates small and intimate dances. She is also a Zero Balancing senior faculty member and practitioner. Check out the article in Dance Teacher Magazine, February 2018. www.barbaramahler.net