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Empowering Creativity through Movement/Dance and Life/Art Metaphors Week of July 22-27, 2018

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As Anna Halprin celebrates her 98th year, she and Daria Halprin return to Esalen for their annual teaching collaboration. Throughout time, movement, dance, and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing, and connection with the spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for participants to find such meaning connected with the real issues in their lives. Participants will immerse themselves in The Life/Art Process® pioneered by Anna Halprin and her daughter, Daria. This is an exploration of the body in movement and imagination, life and art, and individual and collective dances and stories. The group will engage in movement/dance, drawing, poetic dialogue, individual and group dance, reflective writing, performance, and the natural environment to renew, regenerate, inspire, envision, and catalyze new resources to bring back into daily life. Anna and Daria will be joined by collaborating artists/musicians Dohee Lee and Jahan Khalighi.
Pioneers in their respective fields of dance and expressive arts-based psychology, the Halprins worked with Fritz Perls, Ida Rolf, Will Schultz, and others in the early years at Esalen. They were part of the groundbreaking human potential and postmodern dance movement that flourished in the 1960s and 70s. For further information on the work, visit This workshop is designed for everyone, with no previous experience in dance/art needed.
Recommended reading: Daria Halprin, The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy; Ross,
Dance As Experience: Anna Halprin.


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