Anna Halprin

Author: Janice Ross
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520260058
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive biography examines Halprin's fascinating life in the context of American culture - in particular popular culture and the West Coast as a center of artistic experimentation from the Beats through the Hippies to the present.

Anna Halprin

Author: Libby Worth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351056840
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Anna Halprin traces the life's work of this radical dance-maker, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Now revised and reissued, this book: sketches the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, exploring Halprin's connections with the avant-garde theatre, music, visual art and architecture of the 1950s and 60s offers a detailed analysis of Halprin’s work from this period provides an important historical guide to a time when dance was first explored beyond the confines of the theatre and considered as a healing art for individuals and communities. As a first step towards critical understanding, and an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today’s student.

Moving Toward Life

Author: Anna Halprin
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819575933
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Anna Halprin is one of the most important innovators in the history of modern dance, performance art, and post-modern dance. Moving Toward Life brings together for the first time her essays, interviews, manifestos, and teaching materials, along with over 100 illustrations, providing a rich account of the work that radicalized an entire generation of performers. Since the late 1950s, Halprin has been at the forefront of experiments in dance, from improvisation and street theatre to dances in the environment and healing dances. A brief overview of Halprin's career shows how her work has prefigured -- and transfigured -- crucial developments in postmodern dance. In the 1960s, Halprin invented the "workshop," and in the wake of the Watts riots, her multiracial company broke boundaries in their confrontational political performances. In the 1970s, she organized "community rituals" to explore how individual creativity feeds positively into group dynamics. These healing social events led to her current work with cancer survivors and people challenging AIDS and their caregivers. Depicting Halprin's deep commitment to social change, Moving Toward Life presents an engaging, critical document of the life of one of the most influential and least known luminaries of American dance. Sally Banes and Janice Ross join Rachel Kaplan in providing introductory essays to sections of the book.

Anna Halprin

Author: Ursula Schorn
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700851X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Anna Halprin is a world-famous theatre artist and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. This book explores her personal growth as a dancer and choreographer and the development of her therapeutic and pedagogical approach. The authors, who each trained with Halprin, introduce her creative work and the 'Life/Art Process®' she developed, an approach that takes life experiences as a source for artistic expression. They also examine the wider impact of Halprin's work on the fields of art, education, therapy and political action and discuss how she crossed the conventionally defined boundaries between them. Exploring Halprin's belief that dance can be a powerful force for transformation, healing, education, and making our lives whole, this book is a tribute to an exceptional body of artistic and therapeutic work and will be of interest to expressive arts therapists, dance movement psychotherapists, dancers, performance and community artists, and anyone with an interest in contemporary dance.

Radical Bodies

Author: Ninotchka Bennahum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780520293366
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Published on the occasiona of hte exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halperin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York 1955/1972 organized by the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara"--T.p. verso.

Making Dances that Matter

Author: Anna Halprin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780819575654
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Examines two dances by Anna Halprin, and explores how dance can be healing and unifying"--