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By Libby Worth,Helen Poynor

This guidebook lines the life's paintings of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early occupation as a contemporary dancer within the Forties via to the improvement of her groundbreaking method of dance as an obtainable and life-enhancing paintings shape. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, it explores Halprin's connections with the avant-garde theatre, tune, visible paintings and structure of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, and analyses her paintings from this era. Anna Halprin not just bargains an invaluable advent to the existence and paintings of this significant determine, but in addition offers a big old consultant to a time whilst dance used to be first explored past the confines of the theatre and thought of as a therapeutic artwork for people and communities.

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