In each one of us lives a story, a palette of images and experiences stored in our muscles, organs, and bones. Through an exploration of the body’s connection to expressivity, we will undertake a creative practice that investigates metaphoric relationships between emotion, imagination, the natural world, and life experience.
This workshop requires no previous training in any art form or creative practice.
In the 1960s, avant-garde choreographer Anna Halprin and her husband, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, organized a series of interdisciplinary workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area. Provoking new collaborations across creative disciplines, the workshops led to multimedia performance works that expanded popular conceptions of art. The Life/Art Process is a movement-based approach to expressive arts that integrates dance, visual arts, creative writing, and self-reflection. Centered on working with peoples' own life experiences as the utmost source for artistic expression, it is designed for exploring creativity in a personal and meaningful way.
Please wear clothes in which you are comfortable moving.
Anna Halprin’s diverse career in dance has spanned more than 75 years. She founded the groundbreaking San Francisco Dancers' Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria. She is one of the most important theatre artists of the 20th century, and The Dance Heritage Coalition has named Halprin one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures." Elliot Mercer recently curated the exhibition "Mapping Dance: The Scores of Anna Halprin" at the San Francisco Museum of Performance + Design. He is currently co-editing a book on Halprin’s career work in dance scoring and collaborating with Halprin on an expanded republication of her 1975 teaching model handbook "Movement Ritual."
Thursday, October 12 at 4:15pm to 6:30pm
Bolton Dance Studio