Anna Halprin

Author(s): Libby Worth; Helen Poynor

Performing Arts Drama Plays

Anna Halprintraces the life's work of this radical dance-maker, who has been a seminal influence on the development of contemporary performance practice from her early work with the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop until the present. Drawing on Halprin's recent work and examining the evolution of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form, this second edition:

  • 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 1960s
  • investigates her methodology including the Life/Art Process, RSVP Cycles for Collective Creativity and the Five Stages of Healing
  • contributes an in-depth analysis of her community performance rituals Circle the Earthand The Planetary Dancefrom the 1980s until today
  • offers an experiential approach to Halprin's work through movement explorations and scores.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, RoutledgePerformance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.


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General Fields

  • : 9780815364108
  • : Taylor & Francis Group
  • : Routledge
  • : June 2018
  • : --- length: - '7.75' width: - '5.25' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Libby Worth; Helen Poynor
  • : 206
  • : Paperback