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.


CONDER/dance Supports The Choice is Art Campaign
Source: April 13, 2011 - Arizona Commission on the Arts View Article

CONDER/dance Performs 'Strangers' in Tempe
Source: April 12, 2011 - Arizona Republic View Article

"The Evolution of Modern Dance" by Richard Nilsen
Source: March 6, 2011 - Arizona Republic View Article

CONDER/dance Pushing Boundaries in Tempe Fest
Source: December 3, 2010 - Arizona Republic View Article

Moving Art: Friday night event
Source: College Times View Article

CONDER/dance founder inhabits her work by Richard Nilsen
Source: Arizona Republic, April 2009 View Article

Conder dances her way back to Yuma by Darin Feniger
Source: Yuma Sun, April 2009 View Article

Review of Breaking Ground 2008 by Susan M. Skrzycki for, an online arts magazine Susan Skrzycki gives an insightful review of the Friday, December 12, 2008 show produced and curated by CONDER/dance.   View Article

Arizona Republic Feature - "Young Company Prizes Fierce Dancers" CONDER/dance was featured in the 2006 Fall Arts Preview for the Arts and Entertainment section of the Arizona Republic. Reporter Kerry Lengel did a great article on the "splash" CONDER/dance has made in the Valley in the short time we have been established.   View Article

CONDER/dance receives grant from Arizona Commission on the Arts CONDER/dance was awarded funding by the Arizona Commission on the Arts for the project, "Singing Body, Dancing Sound". The project included a collaboration between Los-Angeles based choreographer Keith Johnson and local composer Kris Hill. The creation of a new repertory piece, "At Last It's Clear..." was made possible by this grant.  

Arizona Republic Article, interview with Carley regarding the award  
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Arizona Commission Press release    View Press Release

College Times Article of CONDER/dance debut performance, "Surfacing" Interview with Carley Conder regarding the beginnings of CONDER/dance   View Article




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