Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Nicole Cordero

O-1 / Klein Technique™

Workshop with Barbara Mahler
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2019

Klein Technique™ is a system that 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 but also as complex as expanding one's range of motion, increase technical facility, and help to learn from and heal an injury. The work deepens body awareness, and in turn increases creativity and expression. Especially 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 use its clarity, imagery, and energy. Engaging 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, the upper body to the lower and the skull to the feet. A Focus on grounded-ness by first standing the pelvis on top of the legs helps us to 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. The day will be divided into two parts, each will be delving into the movement, and theory in various ways, where we welcome everyone learning at their own pace.

Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler is a major contributor in the outreach of Klein Technique™, teaching almost 40 years. She is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, a movement educator and body worker, and an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research. She travels worldwide in various contexts – as part of ongoing education programs and festivals, and open workshops. Her solo dances have most been seen in Conception, Chile, as part of the BIOBIO Festival, and Judson Memorial Church. Most recent NYC performances include Queens Theater, JCPA and Speyer Hall - University Settlement. She is currently, in addition to her other movement oriented activities, an advisor in a pilot program whose aim is to re-pattern the gait of those with Parkinson's disease. www.barbaramahler.net

Level: Movement experience
In English
With break
Not barrier-free