Author Archives: Barbara Mahler's Dances

About Barbara Mahler's Dances

Barbara Mahler is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer and educator - a master teacher of and major contributor to Klein Technique™. Her choreography draws upon the intricate and infinite possibilities of the textures of time, space and the (her) body, creating dances that are spare, articulate, emotional," and elegant" (NY Times 2012). Her choreography is consistent with her teaching vision and work, exploring the endless possibilities that the body can reveal. Barbara has been an on-going faculty member with Movement Research (NYC) since 2004 and an ongoing guest faculty at the State Theater School in Copenhagen, Denmark 1994-2015. As well she has taught at many other studios, colleges, and dance festivals in the greater NY area as well as across the US. She travels abroad and across the United States, Canada and Europe creating, performing and teaching. Barbara is a teacher and practitioner of Zero Balancing, a hands on healing modality, maintaining a private practice in movement therapy, and body work.

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photo of Dorothy Vislocky= my first mentor Barbara Mahler is a choreographer/performer, movement educator, and a certified practitioner and teacher of Zero Balancing – a hands on bodywork technique. Since 1983, Mahler has been teaching and exploring the unique perspectives … Continue reading

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February with a BANG!!!!

Barbara Mahler will present three dances, a trio and two solos,which will include the artistry of Jamie Graham, Alissa Lazaro, Trina Mannino, and Ms. Mahler. The program re-visits two older works – “Etched Sketches” and “Uno” as well as “Precipice”, … Continue reading

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Time Marches …..

n the late 1970’s ” release” classes began popping up in the south of Houston to just below Chambers Street in small and not so small live/work loft spaces. There are sooo few, if any, left in Manhattan.110 Chambers Street … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Klein Technique tm Stretch and Placement

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Teaching, Studying, Being, Learning – Finding center.

Excerpts – “When she Stumbles” – Judson Church as part of Movement Research Presenting Series w Jamie Graham, Alissa Horowitz, Barbara Mahler I teach almost daily, for more years than I would like to say, !  I move daily. I … Continue reading

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Current Ongoing Classes in Klein Technique™ w Barbara Mahler

photo by Alice Garrick Within a specific structure, all students work at their own pace, and level. Exercises and movements, done repeatedly with increasing intelligence and awareness, or “resonance” facilitate a path of change and openness. We don’t “exercise” yet … Continue reading

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BERLIN- ah!

September once again brings me  me back to in Berlin with a large and wonderfully diverse group of movers and shakers!    It will be a fourth time with Felix Rukert and Schwelle 7, and my sixth time teaching in … Continue reading

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Iceland!-September 2012

An amazingly beautiful country,- Iceland. I  found myself there in September teaching at the Arts Academy to a new generation of dancers and choreographers.  I also had the pleasure of working with the modern dance company, and the organization “Danse … Continue reading

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from SOLO w Nany Allison, choreography Barbara Mahler

from SOLO w Nany Allison, choreography Barbara Mahler

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To continue with Daisy Levy’s interview with Barbara………

B:  But, um, I came to Hunter College because they had a particular program for teaching in the inner city, in the inner city schools, ‘cause I grew up in the housing projects [poor audio quality] interested in teaching, in … Continue reading

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