Dresden

Barbara Mettler moved to Dresden, Germany in the Spring of 1931 to study at the Mary Wigman School of Dance where she studied a range of dance subjects including ballet, the teachings of Rudolf von Laban, as well as the fundamentals of improvisation and composition. Music became a vital component to her identity as a dancer and she began to experiment with dances that incorporated her own improvised musical compositions. Five months prior to her graduation Hitler was made chancellor of Germany and the school changed drastically under Nazi rule. 

Dresden