These past few months AND catching up!!

Hello! although I promised to write often about my pandemic journey, I found myself strangely VERY busy! Logistics on the internet are challenging! I am using this page to catch you up on some not before posted information! The above video – “In Bundled Postures” first performed at the Judson Church 3/19 thanks to Movement Research, and then with NDA Performance Mix as well as ” Solstice” an evening of work by independent choreographers. It was created during a peer group workshop, “Lift-Off”, overseen by Karen Bernard.

Performed with New Dance Alliance, performance Mix 2015/16, TURF in Santa Barbara as well as Pieter Space, ,CA; an SOLTICE, an evening of independent choreographers – Zarah, Schwartz, Rosario-Puleo.

At the Brooklyn Studios for Dance – April 2018 Part of a creative and taaching Residency with dancers Jamie Graham, and Trina Mannino.

Solo section performed in Bio Bio Festival, Chile, and as a revised solo for the QueensboroDanceFestival 2018, as well as Solstice, An evening of independent choreographers

I think how the days would have gone should there have been much commuting from Jackson Heights to Manhattan and other bouroughs, and I think HOW could it POSSIBLY have been done!!

I. have been blessed, albeit exhausted at times as well, by zoom teaching daily classes, as well as 5 Workshops with TanzFabrik, Berlin ; one workshop with Cuerpo, Intelligente; Chile, Mexico, and a workshop with HORSE Dance Theater, in Taipai Taiwan. All of these . along with a few others, have in the past years, been done via traveling – no live travel for me for 17 months, and we are back in a set back, hoping for live interaction to soon happen.

Live classes, with Movement Research are in the thinking tank, -much hope for that!

I have created 2 solo dances during this time – Barbara Mahler-vimeo, as well as Barbara Mahler Dances. They have both been seen “virtually”, with MDGD (Mark de Garmo Salon Series, Fertile Ground at Green Space, LIC; SCDTnoho Works in Process, as well as FreeSkewl. The videos, This is How it HaPPened, and Waiting, with Jamie Graham, can be viewed on my accounts. (Somehow I always have more than one!!!) I am currently working on a duet and a new solo, for Fall/Winter 2021.

Back to teaching – one of the highlights during this most challenging time! It used to be, for many years, a daily ritual along with family and dancing, and became less so and different. Daily- such growth happens for all involved, and always a “good seer’ and perceptive educator, has become even more deeply embodied having to work through the screen.

Some of this information should be on my first page of the site, updated workshops, etc, as well as a couple of the videos, and I shall. I’m very grateful for a

During summer 2020. the QueensboroDanceFestival went virtual on almost no notice! a 6 month tour happened all on the internet, with Instagram live, youtube live, as well as performances video taped outdoors, and presented on line. This was the third of my solo performances which were improvisational, different with each and every environment. Can all be found on vimeo. I posted this one because I felt it truly expressed, atmospherically, how we were all managing to be creative, in community, outdoors as the world tried to present some kind of normalcy and as present during this time as possible. Hats in the air to the team, especially Karesia Baton.

The photo just above this video is from QueensboroFestival 2020

Love to all.!

Stay safe and healthy. be kind!

About Barbara Mahler 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 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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