The upcomings

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Photo: Paula Court

Choreography: Karen Bernard

At the Kitchen’s DAP series MAY 2016

Join us for New Dance Alliance’s 30th Anniversary, where I perform my new solo on June 9 at the Aabroms Center  “ IT OcCurS to mE”
Choreography, performance and costume: Barbara Mahler
 Sound score: Wayne Lopes (1996)

.Profoundly physical exploration of a defining  moment.”
 
 bio:  Barbara Mahler has been an active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, body-worker and movement educator for over 30 years. She is a recipient of  BAX 10 award for as a movement educator,a master teacher of Klein Technique. Consistent with her teaching vision, her choreography seeks to explore the endless possibilities that the body can reveal. Her work as a guest artist has taken her around the globe, most recently to Tel Aviv, Vienna, Ireland, Chile and London. She has received support from the Gothenburg Cultural Council, a Sage Cowls Land Grant UWN; Hunter College; Wilson College, PA (March 2015) and for the resetting of “Etched Sketches” on the Company of Adrienne Clancy in Silver Springs MD.   Barbara was also a chosen artist for EMERGE 2014, LIFT OFF (August 2015) and Movement Research artist in Residence for two seasons.
“Mahler, a noted teacher, views dance training as a voyage of self-discovery. Barbara Mahler roots her choreography in distillation, as if she aims to extract the essence of her ideas, making them calmer and purer.”(Village Voice)

“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.

Feedback from a workshop in London– Barbara Mahler’s morning classes and one-day workshop 2015, 2014

I’d like to give some feedback from this week’s professional classes.

Barbara has been amazing. Her knowledge and intelligence is beyond belief. The technique is so fundamental and there is no possibility for the UK to have it in a regular basis. And her pedagogic approach towards teaching… can’t find the right words but it is so incredible but subtle that it is rather invisible. This is incredible because it is there. I felt (having come 4 out of 5 days) that everybody in the class learned something but not in their heads, on their bodies, including myself on this.

I have certainly been challenged and confronted, but in an environment that allowed me to take the time, space, energy to try things out, without needing to learn, or fulfil expectations, or worry about gaining anything, and as a result I feel all these things happened!

I gained a huge amount, a re-connection to my dancing and moving body. A feeling of it’s potential. I go away with a rich resource to practice and practice. I feel better, positive.

The workshop was extremely interesting and physically engaging. The simple movements/patterns with profound and complex feedback. I feel I will be processing over the next few days, weeks…I would like to do more with Barbara.

What are your reasons for taking his workshop?

‘To expand/deepen theoretical comprehension ‘

‘Curiosity for Klein technique’

What do you think you gained from this workshop and did it meet your expectations?

‘New insights into how the body moves’

‘Awareness of Klein Technique’

‘Deepen practice’

‘Freedom of space in my body’

Did this workshop give you access to work that is difficult to find elsewhere?

‘Special teacher – lovely atmosphere in the studio’

‘Klein workshops only happen very occasionally in this country’

A real appreciation of the hip joint and better appreciation of joints in general. Rediscovery of self as embodied and grounded. Pivotal!

UPCOMING  Workshops)  calendar

Minneapolis, MN  May 20-22 details -my second home with almost annual workshops since 1992———Contact kristalangberg@gmail.comwendyruble@gmail.com

Minneapolis has been a consistent venue for workshops, almost annually, beginning with New Dance Lab 1993, and Linda Shapiro, and continuing with the University of Minnesota with a Sage Cowles Land Grant, “Dancing Feet”  Rosy Simas, Zenon, and now with Krista Langberg. Join us!

Taiwan …June 30- July 3  contact horse.info1@gmail.com: http://www.horse.org.tw

MOVEMENT RESEARCH/ http://www.movementresearch.org SUMMER MELT  AUGUST  8-12 2016  10-12  daily! Morning classes

Santiago, Chile Fall 2016 – details to come  September 28-October 4Volante Corpus

My classes in Klein Technique are grounded in the learning process, and the supportive tools for replacing non useful, inefficient and/or unnecessary movement patterns and tensions. How can we learn movement with a  perspective different than copying  an external shape and form? How does movement manifest in our unique bodies , from any style and aesthetic?  How can we create movement that resonates from our spirit?  In class, our  work is done on a body level, interweaving theory and practice. As my teacher, and originator of Zero Balancing, Dr. Fritz Smith says “I wish you could, for a moment, see the world through my eyes”. I am still inspired by my learnings and education with Dr. F. Smith (Zero Balancing), Susan Klein, originator of Klein Technique, and my main movement teacher and mentor;  and Dorothy Vislocky, creator of the Dance Major and it’s curriculum at Hunter College, NY,was my first initiation into thoughts of re-doing, letting go and re-learning /first mentor). A dance kinesiologist, choreographer, artist, dancer.

I bring to my classes and workshops the perspectives I gained through my own movement re-education, and the information I have gathered and researched through my 3o plus years of teaching, dancing, learning and changing. Classes (and workshops) focus on and provide the tools to support movement of all styles of dance and other activities, as well as everyday life. The essential premise is that the postural and movement support of the body is the same in all activities.  The purpose of the “stretch and placement” class is to re-educate one’s body with an interweaving of theory and practice on a physical, intellectual, and organic level.  The result is a clarity and sureness of movement, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of the body.

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Click on link for schedule  On-going Classes in NYC

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: 10-12 at 537 Broadway – Eden’s Expressway. These classes are Sponsored by MOVEMENT RESEARCH . THE MORNING CLASSES ONGOING through AUGUST 18. http://www.movementresearch.org

SATURDAY Morning:  In APRIL we return to the beautiful Brooklyn Studios for DANCE, Clinton Hill. Check the calendar ….1130-1

FRIDAY Morning 10-12 at 100 Grand, the awesome studio of Bill Young.  This is a movement class aimed at the integration of movement/dance with the principles of the stretch and placement classes – efficiency, connection, articulation, grounding, clarity.

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We make conscious our patterns and choices that are often unknown, thereby creating the opportunity to chose. The Body is equally known and unknown

Some recent choreographic projects and workshops:

Brooklyn Studios for Dance

Yasmeen Godder and company/community – Jaffa Isreal September 2015

IDA – London, England October 2015,14

LIFT-OFF Space Residency with New Dance Alliance August 2015

THE PLACE in DC -Master Classes with Barbara Mahler May 2015

Clancy DanceWorks  Silver Springs MD- reworking group dance May 2015

WILSON COLLEGE, Pennsylvania.choreography March 2015

TAKE ROOT -at Green Space, LIC – new dances for 4 women

DEACON School of AUSTRALIA, in NYC JANUARY 2015 winter intensive Klein Technique

SUMMER MELT has been an annual event/workshop 2008-present

ICELAND -2012 sponsored by Dance Atelier, and the National School for Contemporary Dance, the Iceland Academy for the Arts, and classes with the modern dance company, as well as research time for the creation of new solo.

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2011…3 weeks in Chile – Santiago and Valparisso, a government funded residency for teaching and performingintensive workshop, Berlin, September 2012

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nce place. The dancers are experienced in somatic approaches.

MARCH 21-25 Easter-workshop for 5 days 4 hours a day (10 am – 2 30 /1430pm). http://www.tqw.at/en/events/workshop-barbara-mahler-klein-technique%E2%84%A2?date=2016-03-21_10-00

Limerick, Ireland March29-April 1  www.dancelimerick.ie

contact: jenny@dancelimerick.ie     with performance

Minneapolis, MN  May 20-22 details – Contact kristalangberg@gmail.comwendyruble@gmail.com

Minneapolis has been a consistent venue for workshops, almost annually, beginning with New Dance Lab 1993, and Linda Shapiro, and continuing with the University of Minnesota with a Sage Cowles Land Grant, “Dancing Feet”  Rosy Simas, Zenon, and now with Krista Langberg. Join us!

Taiwan …June 30- July 3  contact horse.info1@gmail.com: http://www.horse.org.tw

MOVEMENT RESEARCH/ http://www.movementresearch.org SUMMER MELT  AUGUST  8-12 2016  10-12  daily! Morning classes

Santiago, Chile Fall 2016 – details to come

My classes in Klein Technique are grounded in the learning process, and the supportive tools for replacing non useful, inefficient and/or unnecessary movement patterns and tensions. How can we learn movement with a  perspective different than copying  an external shape and form? How does movement manifest in our unique bodies , from any style and aesthetic?  How can we create movement that resonates from our spirit?  In class, our  work is done on a body level, interweaving theory and practice. As my teacher, and originator of Zero Balancing, Dr. Fritz Smith says “I wish you could, for a moment, see the world through my eyes”. I am still inspired by my learnings and education with Dr. F. Smith (Zero Balancing), Susan Klein, originator of Klein Technique, and my main movement teacher and mentor;  and Dorothy Vislocky, creator of the Dance Major and it’s curriculum at Hunter College, NY,was my first initiation into thoughts of re-doing, letting go and re-learning /first mentor). A dance kinesiologist, choreographer, artist, dancer.

I bring to my classes and workshops the perspectives I gained through my own movement re-education, and the information I have gathered and researched through my 3o plus years of teaching, dancing, learning and changing. Classes (and workshops) focus on and provide the tools to support movement of all styles of dance and other activities, as well as everyday life. The essential premise is that the postural and movement support of the body is the same in all activities.  The purpose of the “stretch and placement” class is to re-educate one’s body with an interweaving of theory and practice on a physical, intellectual, and organic level.  The result is a clarity and sureness of movement, and a new level of understanding the innate intelligence of the body.

julie_lemberger-2462

Click on link for schedule  On-going Classes in NYC

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY: 10-12 at 537 Broadway – Eden’s Expressway. These classes are Sponsored by MOVEMENT RESEARCH . THE MORNING CLASSES ONGOING through AUGUST 18. http://www.movementresearch.org

SATURDAY Morning:  In APRIL we return to the beautiful Brooklyn Studios for DANCE, Clinton Hill. Check the calendar above.

FRIDAY Morning 10-12 at 100 Grand, the awesome studio of Bill Young.  This is a movement class aimed at the integration of movement/dance with the principles of the stretch and placement classes – efficiency, connection, articulation, grounding, clarity.

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Daily classes are a cohesive integration of body and mind, based on the principles of change, possibilities and a better functioning body. The technique is firmly grounded in the principles that what helps us move 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, being a system, a technique that provides strong 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.We don’t “exercise” yet we become stronger, more articulate; the body more facile and resilient. We learn to use the floor, and work without a specific aesthetic construct, leaving us open to all styles.

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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 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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