Some Recent and Soon to come Adventures of Barbara!

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photo by Reiko Yanagi

It has been a very fruitful and busy time! with travels to Taipei, with Horse Dance Company, June 2017, my second time, and returning again June 2018.

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photo by Julie Lemberger

Tiny clip of “It OcCurs to mE” as part of the Movement Research at the Judson Church 25th Anniversary September 2016

 

I also returned to Santiago, Chile (October 2017), my third time in that beautiful city, this time as part of an annual festival of Somatic Practices curated by Marcela Ortiz.  Klein Technique is an extraordinaryily helpful and profound movement practice for all movers, which is everyone!  My annual workshop in Minneapolis (since 1992) takes place the Weekend of December 9 and there are still a few spaces available, and zero Balancing sessions can tbe had as well.  Click Link below

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There also has been the creation and performances of a new solo, “De sHelvEd”- and a duet still growing with Trina Maninno and Jamie Graham. Our performances took place at the University Settlement House in Manhattan in June, the Queens Museum in July, The Secret Theater in October as part of the QueensBoro Dance Festival, at Movement Research’s weekly open performance, and at Dixon Place November 28.   Berlin and the Easter Workshop happen early April, and here in NYC  we have THE Show at the beautiful Brooklyn Studios for Dance – the space is  AMAZING!!!  in April 2018.

Classes continue through December 22, 2017 and we begin again Mid January, with an additional movement class one evening per week at BKSD. Check the on line calendar on the main page of web site.

Some student comments:

A week at IDA in London:  Barbara has been amazing. Her knowledge and intelligence is beyond belief. The technique is so fundamental, 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 fulfill 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.

“One word – Transformation. Traveling to a place that is old and new. Old in the sense of feeling movement as I did before a hip injury and new in the sense that your class has opened a new way of feeling about my place in the world.”

“One of the biggest ideas I’m taking away from Barbara’s classes is the idea of options-for-moving. In the last few years I was thinking a lot about range-of-motion in the sense of how dancers endeavor to move with a broader range-of-motion. When I began taking Barbara’s classes, I was thinking about and focusing on how I could increase my own range-of-motion. Btu when I heard her talk about options-for-moving, I started thinking about movement differently. While I continue to investigate range-of-motion, Barbara’s idea about options-for-moving opened up ideas about options-for-identity, options for moving through life and building a way to be.”12107268_10100688318296639_1871288470071084891_n.jpg

I bid you good holidays, health, and especially joy.

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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™ and a Zero Balancing Teacher and Practitioner, 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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