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? í I´m taking time to write, to dance, take classes online in my small apartment(!!!) AND Teaching teaching Teaching 7-8 classes a week on Zoom, GRATEFULLY!, each week including once a week  a class…

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I´m taking time to write, to dance, take classes online in my small apartment(!!!) AND Teaching teaching Teaching 7-8 classes a week on Zoom, GRATEFULLY!, each week including once a week  a class through MOVEMENT RESEARCH Thursdays at 1 pm ..the schedule will be below at the end. This class will end on Thursday June 25, as SUMMER MELT begins…

My week for MELT is JULY 27, Monday – Friday 1-3 pm.  I will also be teaching my open daily classes, Monday – Friday during this week.

My WEEKEND dancing/creating/discovering time downtown NYC is over. Gratful for the times!  It was an NDA SATELLITE PANDEMIC 2020 RESIDENCY, and it  led to many hours of movement exploration in a space larger than my apartment! I have been extraordinarily blessed with time.

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Photo from my residency time…Fragile Twig w Dog

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Pinky is always helping me teach

Update from my previous blog post.. MY ZOOM workshop in connection with Taipei/HORSE Dance Theater !  Yay!!  JUNE 29-JULY 3 FOR BEGINNGER/First Timers in KLEIN TECHNIQUE and JULY 2 -4 Advanced. We will be working from their Studio, as the covid 19 virus has been under control in Taiwan for some time. Although I won´t be missing the flying (!!!) I will be missing deepening the Zero Balancing – Hands on part of my time with the community. And, the food!! extraordinary ! And the close encounters , hugs,and tremendous the generosity of the community. But, I will still be seeing their  faces,  their generous smiles feeling their spirit,  teaching them.This is my fifth visist with HORSE!

BERLIN- my second workshop with Tanzbabrik is coming to an end…there were be four 2 hour classes over a period of 6 weeks, –  it has been quite international,! Th upside to this stay home pandemic has been students from all over the world – from long ago as well as new!

 

This on line method of -connecting, teaching , zooming, sharing will most likely continue through the end of August as Movement Research and other Studios work with the slow re-opening of NYC. Everyone is welcome to my zoom classes! Schedule is below.

My email address, should you wish to contact me is barbmahler@aol.com for ZOOM ID and Password

My Zoom Schedule is Mondays 830am (no classes June 29 or July5)

Tuesdays 1015 and 2 pm (no 2pm during MELT

Wednesdays– Fridays 1015

My classes are open to all, suggested 10-15$

Thursdays 1pm with Movement Research…please sign up on their website or eblast…very inspiring, international, large, fun, grounding.-TILL JUNE 25

Stay safe, stay healthy, help others, be kind.

Stay tuned for workshop details AND QUEENSBORO DANCE FESTIVAL performances.

Photo credits…Me, except for the 4 headshots – Julie Lemberger and the photo  Below – Performance MIX 33 2019 Kathryn Butler.

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Right now, my Website class/workshop schedule is not quite updated, so you can find my schedule here.

My zoom classes, until further notice, are Monday 830am-10am, Tuesday-Friday 10-15-1150. Tuesday at 2pm and Thursday 1 -215 with MOVEMENT RESEARCH. Message them for info on that class!!! THE LAST THURSDAY 1pm CLASS IS JuNE 25

I have had  a zoom weekend workshop with IDA in London, and 6 workshop classes with TanzFabrik, Berlin. I have had a few students from the original TanzQuartier, Austria Workshop join my daily ongoing classes.

Yes.  i have been negligent in my writings. So much has happened this year, especially these 3-4 months, and more now with amazing change and growth with people coming together. It is SO INSPIRING and UPlifting, challenging and heartbreaking all at once.  It is important time and will ultimately make the world a better place.

Even when I was young -7, 8 years old often  criticized for being too idealistic – . Alas, I am still as such, hopeful for community, dynamic change, possibilities.

Recently, I was to post my “happening now” travels/tour to Europe – Vienna, Berlin and London–Taipei in June, my performances  in NORTHHAMPTON, WIP  in March, – all which have been adjusted, rescheduled, or virtual.  Many events of the 7 annual QueensboroDance Festival, which occur outside in Queens in Parks and other open areas, have had to be accomodated for the Virtual. My VIRTUAL DATE IS MONDAY JULY 21 4pm!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP – HORSEDANCE in Banqiao District, Taiwan ZOOM WORKSHOP

Monday June 29-Friday July 3 7pm -10 pm (NOT EST TIME) – beginning level Klein Technique Workshop

Advanced ( meaning one has studied before the principles of Klein Technique)

July 3-5 10am -12pm (NOT EST)

Please contact me Barbmahler@aol.com if you wish to connect with HORSE or find their event on FACEBOOK – MY PAGES

 

 

Everything has moved around, and I have been doing all my teaching on – quite a challenging feat for me and my work, as I thrive on touch, the group and their energy in my classes.  – I look to these things for guidance and direction on where as a class we should go.  Over the past 3 months my skills (much much teaching ) have increased in this method of teaching and although challenging, has brought much clarity in my ëyes¨ and my left brain. I do find it tiring but I am very grateful for the at least visual contact with people I know and love, and meeting new people from around the world – a GIANT PLUS of the use of the internet. My device offers its own challenges, it being an IPAD. I have had the  IPAD drop on its face with much yelling from the students (smile) “WE CAN”T SEE YOU”.. plus flipping through pages of people on occassion with Movement Research – 85 people sometimes with only 9 on my screen at time.   Still, there are many upsides to this situation.

Month 3 1/2. teaching almost everyday – Love seeing the faces and smiles, kitchens, pets, childrens, family, etc as well as  and bodies of the many beautiful people who come to class.- it warms my heart and soul, and helps me to stand on my feet. Even without the energy of the bodies, feeling both connected and so far away, I am moved,- it is the highlight of my days almost 90 days. I stretch inside myself to see more specifics of the moving bodies, the deep connections. My intentions – my teachings  – grounding, being together, time for the mind to release the tension of this now we are in….friends see each other, and people from the past many many years ago join with and meet new.  I feel it is so important to connect with everyone by name -and watch with great attention. The tiny important details of movement, addressing by name. It is a tiny thing but it is what humanity is – being together, being present.  92243605_10158097911959720_2738969548819529728_oI still try for my silly jokes – still works!

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Re my workshops with Tanzfabrik and IDA –IThe link below tells more of my thoughts and experiences of these past weeks along with class info..click on day 1 for that.

https://timetomeettanzfabrik.wordpress.com/2020/04/14virtual-oster-tanz-day-1/

https://timetomeettanzfabrik.wordpress.com/2020/04/15virtual-oster-tanz-day-2/

And LONDON…at IDA was to be a weekend workshop April 18-19..We will be doing 2 1/2 hours Both on Saturday and Sunday

https://ndependentdance.co.uk/klein-technique-with-barbara-mahler/

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My rambling thoughts on recent teachings…

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I have been teaching a lot, and therefore learning a lot about the body, about connecting, about relating, about moving. Without teaching I myself would probably no longer be interested in moving, especially  in the subtle, and expressive ways I love because the journey then, as a solo artist, would be too deep to go alone.

From some of my workshops this past year I have written about some of my experiences. Most are directly connected to and inspired by the particular group of people I was working with.

Here are some of my random thoughts….

Some of the hardest things to do in a short period of time is to change the way one thinks about how they should ¨look¨, what ¨good alignment is¨, what does it mean to ¨let go¨,; how to integrate  large amounts of information, both on a body and an intellectual level; how to be confident in a process of not knowing, not fully understanding – to trust. .

How do we practice , especially alone, without over-analyzing, without worry;  using imagery, direction and patience to support the daily work. Regardless of the style, aesthetic, viewpoint, perspective, – it all takes practice that is thoughtful, and physically exploratory.

Align the bones, using thought /direction, and gravity, and the muscles, tissue, fascia will sort itself out over time, allowing a new structure to evolve. Change happens slowly, over time, and can happen so slowly that by the time we realize there has been a shift, it can seem sudden,-sparked by one minute, one hour, one movement, one class although in reality change is slow , and non-linear.

Sensations, small aches, pains, soreness are fleeting experiences that come and go. They are seductive at times, drawing our attention away from the simplicity and steadiness of our practice, potentially overriding the work we do with the body structure. The skeleton itself has no real sensation.

All too often  these sensations, feelings, became the base upon which we place our attention.  These experience are important, as they can keep us excited and interested but they do not necessarily lend themselves to deep change, to a deep knowing of  who we are; ourselves and the way we move in the world in our bodies .

Think of, imagine the movement. Refrain, as best you an, to fit everything you feel into a linear container of right and wrong, of black and white. Learning is a process, revealing itself over time with patience and practice. Sometimes change happens and cannot be simply explained, or intellectually understood but clearly, it has occurred.

Let the body learn. Use information to relax the mind, for the body cannot be directed by thoughts, but it can be directed through imagery, movement and breath.

Now more than 40 years ago, it is understood that the mind and body are not separate, and practiced imagery/direction creates change by helping to override the habitual movement patterns.

I love the work i teach, i practice, for I want to continue to improve as a teacher, bodyworker/healer/helper, dancer, person.

video from NDA Performance Mix 33 at University Settlement Speyer Hall by Jacob Hiss

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What´s been happening!

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It been a very fruitful year….travels to Chile in October 2018, teaching in Santiago, and choreographing/performing in Conception, as part of the BIOBIO Festival. This event was characterized by warm, passionate dancers, who embraced my choreography and after 4 days of rehearsal, owning it deliciously on stage. I performed my solo  ¨ ARriveD ¨….Mahler’s work drew us into her introspective world…her movements were, at first, static with accents of s hand, head or foot slamming against the surface. Mahlerś was movement that harkened back to an earlier era of Modern Dance,performed with great skill and attention” Jeff Slayton.

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I was joined by teacher, choreographer, dancer Marcela Ortiz de Zarate.

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April 2019 brought travels to Vienna, Austria and Berlin, Germany, for their annual Easter Workshops, where I taught workshops in Klein Technique, at TanzQuarier, Wien, training@tqw.at   and Tanzbrik, Berlin , which shows hope of a Easter workshop return 2020!

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June presented itself with performances at Soltice, and NewDanceAlliance´s 33 anniversary festival. I performed a solo entitled ¨In Bundled Postures¨, which can also be seen in various venues of the 5 QueensboroDanceFestival – all over QUEENS!

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An Alphabet of Limbs Copyphoto¨:Christopher

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And late June/early July brought my forth Klein Technique, advanced and beginner, workshops in Taipei…..with HORSE DANCE THEATER.

I love those people.!!

more writing coming soon.x

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What’s new this summer?

20160702_115654 (1)I have just returned from working with HORSE dance Theater, Taipai, my third visit in three years. Plans are already in the works for summer 2018 – we always work at around the same time every year ..Mid June to early July.

Every year has so far been exciting, different and full of fun and new friends. This year included a ZB1 class, and more zero balancing sessions than ever before -Klein/Mahler and Zero Balancing fit so well together. The quality of the week – “Lightness”

What;s next?

Summer MELT!! with Movement Research- July 16-20…1-3, the basic stretch and placement class with theory and movement weaving together.

Ongoing classes with Movement Research Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays 10-12..check class calendar for specifics–through August 18

Zero Balancing Sessions…Contact me for details…in Manhattan and in Queens

 

 

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Klein Technique in Minneapolis coming soon!!!

Minneapolis! coming soon

Hola! my return to friends and Klein technique teaching and zero balancing sessions take place Friday evening – Sunday afternoon May 18-20.  Theory, Practice, space and time to integrate.

Contact Jennifer Arave on Facebook event Klein Technique w Barbara Mahler or araveji@gmail.com

Workshop – Friday evening, Saturday 11-430, and Sunday 11-3

Zero Balancing Sessions are still available mainly on Saturday evening May 19.


check calendar for contact

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