Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler, photo by Anja Hitzenberger

Barbara Mahler, photo by Anja Hitzenberger

Barbara Mahler presents Precipice, creating an intricate tapestry with the environment, relying on the language of movement and music/sound alone.

Barbara Mahler is a 30-year active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, body-worker and movement educator. Her choreography draws upon the intricate and infinite possibilities of the textures of time, space and the (her) body to create dances, which subtly reveal non-narrative events and stories. Her choreography; consistent with her teaching vision and work, explores the endless possibilities that the body can reveal – spare and articulate, compositional, evocative. She has traveled extensively as a guest artist around the globe. Mahler was an Artist in Residence with Movement Research for the 2003-04, and 2006 -08 seasons. Movement Research continues to provide a home base for the development of her artistic visions and products. Internationally, her choreographic work has received support from Meet the Composer, the Arts Council in Montreal, Canada; Danse Alliensen in Sweden and the Cultural Arts Ministry in Chile. Mahler was a recipient of a Sage Cowles Land Grant. Most recently she received a choreographic research grant from the International Dance Programme in Gothenburg, Sweden, a residency from the CAVE, Williamsburg, New York, and was a member of LEAP 2011-12, a Queens Arts Council Program supporting development of vision, artistic products and process. She was selected as an artist for E|MERGE, a program of Earthdance. She is the recipient of a BAX Arts and Artists Award in education for 2013 and currently is on the faculty of Movement Research and the State School for Dance and Theater Copenhagen, Denmark.

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