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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 profession 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, track, visible artwork and structure of the Fifties and 60s, and analyses her paintings from this era. Anna Halprin not just deals an invaluable creation to the existence and paintings of this significant determine, but additionally presents a major 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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