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 explore. I still come home to the work I have been studying and practicing since 1977, continually deepening my experience to better communicate to my students, and my dancers as well as to keep myself connected to all that matters.

Special acknowledgements to Dorothy Vislocky for being the force that brought me onto this crazy path called “dance/bodies/moving/seeing.”

My homes are  Klein Technique, first certified teacher, contributor, student since 1977,  and Zero Balancing, certified as faculty and practitioner since 1986.- Profound and deep thanks to Dr. Fritz Smith and Susan T Klein.

I am honored to be a recipient of a BAX 10 Award for Arts Education this year, 2013.


About BarbaraMahler-Dances/Kleintechnique/Zerobalancing

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 contributor to the out reach of Klein Technique™ ( first certified teacher, teaching at the school 1982-2004). She is a Zero Balancing Teacher and Practitioner, and through these mediums of touch, movement, performance - creating in all of these realms, involved in the extraordinary and intricate world of movement and the body: moving, sculpting, teaching, re-educating: always learning. As a Her choreographer, she 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). Her choreography is consistent with her teaching vision and bodywork: exploring the endless possibilities that the body can reveal. Barbara has been an on-going faculty member with Movement Research (NYC) since 2004 and was an ongoing guest faculty at the State Theater School in Copenhagen, Denmark 1994-2015. 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 senior 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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2 Responses to Teaching, Studying, Being, Learning – Finding center.

  1. Sofie Saller says:

    Dorothy Vislocky and the other said it… Barbara is Barbara and she is spreading all her knowledge to many others in a fine way. Thank you very much. From a student and big fan in the 90’s when you were teaching in Tribeca. I do still carry on many of the things you said and all experiences.
    Hope to meet up some day again,
    Sofie Saller

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