Barbara Mahler is a widely respected performer, choreographer, movement educator and a recipient of a BAX 10 award for 2013 in Arts Education. She travels extensively as a guest artist to many festivals and colleges across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Barbara is a master teacher of and major contributor in the development and outreach of Klein Technique™. Currently, she is an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research and the Theater School/Dance Division in Copenhagen, Denmark. She received a BA in dance from Hunter College, NYC, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Barbara has been a recipient of the Sage Cowles Land Grant, Meet the Composer, and was a 2000-02 and 2006-08 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a recipient of a CAVE residency, and a member of LEAP, 2011-12. Barbara is also a body worker and certified practitioner of ZeroBalancing.
Class Description: Klein TechniqueTM has been in development since the mid 70’s by Susan Klein, and is a cohesive integration of body and mind, based on the principles of change, possibilities, and efficiency through process. The aim is to release the muscles to get down to the deepest tissue, the bone. When the bones are aligned, the body becomes connected, efficient and alive. We will work on the deep internal musculature and supportive connections that move and ground us – between the pelvis, the legs, the earth and back up to the head. The result – a clarity and sureness of movement, efficiency, fluidity, and a new level of understanding of the innate intelligence of one’s body.