Barbara Mahler, photo by Julie Lemberger
Barbara Mahler is a long-standing active member of the NY dance community as a choreographer, performer and educator; a Master teacher of Klein Technique; a body worker. She has been an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research since 2004. As a choreographer, her dances draw upon the intricate textures of time and space and the (her) body to create dances, which subtly reveal characters, emotions and stories. It is spare and articulate, exploring the endless possibilities that the body holds. It has been presented in many venues in NYC as well as Europe and Canada. Her choreography is consistent with her teaching vision and work, which has greatly informed by the teachings of Susan Klein, Dr. Fritz Smith, and Professor Dorothy Vislocky. Mahler has been teaching class for twenty-eight plus year, travels extensively, creates and performs dances and is a teacher and certified practitioner of Zero Balancing, a hands on healing modality. She holds a BA from Hunter College, and an MFA in dance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her process and its products have been supported by many residencies and by Movement Research, NYC.
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