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Anna Halprin : Routledge Performance Practitioners - Libby Worth

Anna Halprin

Routledge Performance Practitioners

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This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, 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. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, it explores Halprin's connections with the avant-garde theatre, music, visual art and architecture of the 1950s and 60s, and analyses her work from this period. Anna Halprin not only offers a useful introduction to the life and work of this major figure, but also 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.

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'A very welcome book on the life and work of Anna Halprin ... [Worth and Poynor] discuss Halprin's work knowledgeably ... Overall, this book provides a very informative and well-balanced introduction to Halprin's diverse work.' - Studies in Theatre and Performance

Authors' Note and Acknowledgements
Life and Work
Theory and Practice
The Mountain Performances, Circle the Earth and The Planetary Dance
Practical Explorations
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ISBN: 9780415273305
ISBN-10: 0415273307
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.9 x 19.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1