Klein Technique Workshops with Stephanie Miracle
When: Thursday, August 1, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. and/or Saturday, August 3, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 for a single workshop, $110 for both
Where: The Dance Hub, 22 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara
This workshop will introduce a Klein Technique™ Stretch and Placement class and will progress towards movement phrases in space that integrate concepts of Klein Technique™ into bigger dancing. Klein Technique™ was founded by Susan Klein and has influenced many choreographers including Trisha Brown, Stephen Petronio, and Sasha Waltz. The work focuses on letting go of the superficial muscles in order to connect the bones into the floor accessing greater efficiency, power and articulation.
About Klein Technique
Klein Technique™ is a process through which the body is analyzed and understood to improve and to further movement potential. It is intellectual in that it uses anatomical realities. It is corporeal in that we strive for an internal knowing, an understanding which is integrated into the body. It is a movement education and re-education that can be an underpinning for all movement styles, improvisations, athletics, and for the general health of the body in everyday movement. It is a technique that honors the individual. Klein Technique™ works at the level of the bones, to align the bones using the muscles of deep postural support: the psoas, the hamstrings, the external rotators, and the pelvic floor. We work for the body to become elastic, responsive, and open to choices and expression. Although Klein Technique™ was developed by a dancer for dancers, it is a technique that works for everybody, from the virtuosic dancer to the non-dancer. When the bones are aligned we become connected, we become powerful and we become strong. The body becomes efficient and alive, and injuries often heal. - Susan Klein 1998 www.kleintechnique.com