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.



Breaking Ground 2015 is a two day contemporary dance festival held at
the Tempe Center for the Arts that has been produced by
CONDER/dance in Arizona since 2007.
It consists of two different nights of programming in a 600-seat theater, numerous master classes open to the Arizona community and an AfterParty event.
Our goal is to present quality dance work in its many forms to Arizona audiences.
We are searching for artists from all over the world who are exploring new terrain and taking artistic chances both in the live performance and film genres.
Visit our Breaking Ground page for more details.

Online Tickets Available - CLICK HERE

summer intenstive 2015

Come dance with CONDER/dance and Treeline DanceWorks this summer.
5 days of classes taught by Artistic Directors and
Company Members -- 9:00a - 3:15p daily.

Somatics, Technique, Creative Practices, Composition, Final Performance.
$200 if payment received prior to April 1 | $225 after April 1
Reserve your spot by emailing
Submit your deposit or full payment HERE.


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