Barbara Mahler Teaches Klein Technique

Barbara Mahler's Klein Technique class always begins with a series of slow roll-downs and roll-ups, with ample time to hang over the legs in between. The sequence helps students let go of tension. "It's about getting to a place in your body where you're ready to work from," says Mahler. The curvature of the spine will be different on every body.


Barbara Mahler has been teaching Klein Technique since 1983. She was on faculty at the Klein School of Movement from 1983 to 2002; today she teaches at Movement Research and Gibney Dance Center in NYC. She has a BA in dance from Hunter College and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Her choreography has been presented by Danspace Project, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Dixon Place in New York.

Trina Mannino is a professional dancer who has been Mahler's student since 2014.

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