Hudson Valley Movement Collective invites well-known choreographer and teacher Barbara Mahler to lead a 3-hour workshop in Klein Technique.
From Barbara’s website, “Klein Technique is a body of work, concise and yet continually evolving. The main thrust of the work is for dancers to find their own essence, identity, and integrity and take that into movement. In order to do that we work at the level of the bone, not the traditional level of the muscles. Klein Technique is not a release technique in that our goal is not to release but to move. In order to move most efficiently, it is necessary to release or let go of the muscles that hold us back from moving, and fix the body and the mind into the set and locked configurations. When the bones are aligned we become connected, we become powerful and strong. The body becomes efficient and alive, and injuries often heal.”
This workshop is open to dancers and anyone else who wants to bring efficiency and connection to their daily movement practice.
This workshop is open to all genders, races, body types and levels of ability. Barbara’s teaching style supports rest, inquiry, and mutual support rather than “pushing through”, striving for idealized norms, and competing.