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Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin
was named one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. She has created revolutionary directions for the art form and inspired fellow choreographers to take modern dance to new dimensions. She founded the San Francisco Dancer's Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria.

Empowering Creativity through Movement /Dance and Life/Art Metaphors

Jul 23 - 28, 2017 Begins in 4 months
with Anna Halprin & Daria Halprin with guest musicians Jahan Khalighi & Dohee Lee

As Anna Halprin celebrates her 97th year, she and Daria Halprin return to Esalen for their annual teaching collaboration. Pioneers in their respective fields of dance and expressive arts-based psychology, the Halprins worked with Fritz Perls, Ida Rolf, and others in the early years of Esalen, and were part of the groundbreaking human potential and postmodern dance movements which flourished in the 1960s and 70s.

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