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[In-Person] Klein Technique™ Dance/Movement Class

Barbara Mahler

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10:00am – 12:00pm
Fridays, January 7, 2022
$16
Gibney at 280 Broadway

280 Broadway (Enter at 53A Chambers Street) New York, NY 10007

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  • [In-person] Single Classes are $16/class.
  • Class takes place at 280 Broadway (entrance through Chambers Street)
  • Participants must be fully vaccinated; proof of vaccination and photo ID must be presented onsite in order to gain entry into the class.

[In-person] Single Classes are $16/class. Pre-registration is required.
To register go to >>Gibney´s Class Schedule

NO CLASS: April 22

Wally Cardona will sub on August 19 & September 9, 2022.

Please refer to Gibney´s visit guidelines when attending this class. Find them here: >>Gibney´s Covid-19 Policies<<



Class Description:

Our time in this class will be devoted to the application of the essential principles of Klein Technique™ as it relates to dance. The class facilitates fuller use of the ball and socket joints and their figure 8's. We work with a barre using simple phrases for clear use of legs, trunk, and shoulder girdle/arms, connecting us to the earth, giving us the floor as we reach into space.

About Klein Technique™:
Klein Technique™ allows movers of all kinds and levels to achieve more fluidity and ease of movement. The depth to which an individual explores the work in class can be as simple as learning to stretch safely and releasing unnecessary tension. Class can also expand one's range of motion/movement, increase their technical facility, and help to learn from and heal an injury. The work deepens body awareness, and in turn expands creativity and expression. Class offers time—the time to work, to process, to simply learn to be.

Klein Technique™ works at the level of the bone, the simplest and deepest structure in the body to work with clarity, imagery, and energy. Working on this level allows us to drop in under the layers of muscle which holds us in set postural configurations. The work we do in class focuses on deep connections of support and movement: Freeing the legs and spine, connecting the pelvis to the legs, and connecting the upper body to the lower, and the skull to the feet.

We work on grounded-ness by first standing the pelvis on top of the legs so we can be upright, aligned to the forces of gravity. Building on this principle, we explore the deep muscles of postural support—the hamstrings (sitz bones to the heels), the external rotators, the psoas and the tail to pubic bone/tail to heels. Throughout the class we interweave theory and physical practice where we welcome everyone learning at their own pace.

Related Faculty

Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler began her studies with Susan Klein and Colette Barry in 1977 when their studio on 56th Street opened. A “intern," moving on as a substitute teacher, daily plus classes, deeply folded her into the development of their work, as well...
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