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.
Movement, dance, and the expressive arts offer individuals and communities a means of soulful expression, healing, and connection with the spirit. This workshop generates opportunities for participants to find such meaning connected with the real issues in their lives.
The Life/Art Process® developed by the Halprins includes movement/dance, drawing, poetic dialogue, individual and group dance, reflective writing, performance, and the natural environment. All of these will be utilized to renew, regenerate, inspire, envision, and catalyze new resources to bring back into daily life.
Joined by guest artists/musicians/educators Dohee Lee and Jahan Khalighi, Anna and Daria will lead an exploration of the body in movement and imagination, life and art, and individual and collective dances and stories. The workshop is designed for everyone. No previous experience in dance/art is needed.