The Legacy of Barbara Mettler:  The Making of a Kinesthetic Community, was published in the Contact Quarterly: A Vehicle for Moving Ideas, Vol. 23 #2, Summer/Fall 1998 and was also published by SIRS Mandarin, Inc. electronic database and CD-Rom and in the International Association for Creative Dance Newsletter 1999. This article has been added to the Mettler Archives located at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

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by Mary Ann Brehm and Lynne McNett, excerpted from Creative Dance for Learning: The Kinesthetic Link

Biographical Sketch: Barbara Mettler (1907-2002)
Barbara Mettler grew up north of Chicago near Lake Michigan in a family that practiced arts of all kinds within the home. Close to nature as a child, Mettler created her own dances freely, but was uncomfortable with most formal dance classes she encountered. An exception to this was a course she took with a dance teacher from the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman, she was inspired by a performance of a group led by Isadora Duncan’s daughter, Irma Duncan, but was discouraged from pursing that avenue, being told she was already too old.

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Excerpt from Creative Dance for Learning: The Kinesthetic Link by Mary Ann Brehm and Lynne McNett. (McGraw-Hill 2008)

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