Barbara Mahler is a choreographer, performer, movement educator, body worker – a Master teacher of and major contributor to Klein Technique™ and a Faculty member and certified practitioner of Zero Balancing. She has been selected for the 2013 Bax 10 award in Arts Education. As well as choreographing and teaching, she maintains a private practice in hands on healing work, using the techniques and principles of Zero Balancing, Connective Tissue Therapy, and others, working with injury rehabilitation and prevention; movement re education and coordination. She has been an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research NYC since 2004, teaching group classes aimed towards the improvement of coordination, alignment and general physical well-being. Barbara has been an a guest faculty member of the Danish National School of Theater and Contemporary Dance since 1994. She was a guest artist/teacher at Hunter College NYC, 2000-11 and is pleased to be once again in fall 2012.


Eric Handman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah's Department of Modern Dance. A native New Yorker, he danced for Doug Varone and Dancers, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Joy Kellman and Company, David Dorfman Dance, Lisa Race, Stephen Koester, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Kumiko Kimoto, New York Theatre Ballet and many others. His has taught, performed and shown his choreography and screendances throughout the United States as well as Japan, Finland, France, Germany, England, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Hungary. He specializes in teaching contemporary dance technique, composition, improvisation, contact improvisation, qualitative research methods and criticism.


Watch CONDER/dance Videos on YouTube

Rule of Three -- Choreography by Carley Conder (Premiered at Breaking Ground 2013, Tempe Center for the Arts)

Garrison's Fancy Black Cape -- Choreography by Ashleigh Leite (Premiered at Breaking Ground 2013, Tempe Center for the Arts)

Armoured Couture - Part I -- Choreography by Carley Conder (Premiered at inextricably linked, April 2012, Tempe Center for the Arts)

Comfort of Strangers (excerpt), April 2011

Comfort of Strangers (preview)

Exile, December 2010

Into the Trees (excerpt), December 2010

The Zoo (excerpt), April 2010

Dances in Black & White (preview)

Ricochet, dance film, April 2010




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