POSTPONED – Klein Technique™ with Barbara Mahler

Independent Dance has taken the decision to suspend programme of classes until the end of April. Given the fast-evolving Covid-19 situation, we feel that this is the right decision for now. 

This means that, unfortunately, we are having to postpone Barbara Mahler’s workshop. We will be working to try and reschedule this workshop later in the year.

Image by Kathryn Butler

Klein Technique™ is a system that allows movers of all kinds and levels to achieve more fluidity and ease of movement. The work deepens body awareness, and in turn increases creativity and expression. The explorations we do in class require time, involving weaving theory and practice. We take time in working, in process, and to simply learn to be.” 

Klein Technique™ works at the level of the bone, the densest and deepest structure in the body, the structure that conducts the most energy. We use its clarity, its properties to work on the fundamental connections for movement, grounding, presence and we utilize its architecture with imagery, direction 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.
We focus on grounded-ness by first standing the pelvis on top of the legs which 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 (sit 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, in each part we will be delving into the movement, and theory in various ways, also spending time working on the application of the principles of Klein/Mahler to Movement/Dancing.

We welcome everyone to learn at their own pace. 

Workshop details




Suitable for experienced disabled and non-disabled dancers. 

Standard £65
Low income £50
Concession £40

Click here to fill out a booking form, or call 020 7091 9650 to make the payment