Body cinema: Returning Home, documentary about Anna Halprin

January 15, 2011

American postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin has been one of the formative persons in careers of dancers and choreographers such as Trisha Brown, Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti.

Her approach to kinesthetic awareness is based on natural recharging through movement initiation and ritual embodiment. Therefore, I’ve picked up documentary Returning Home (2002) by Andy Abraham Wilson. In April, 2010 a second documentary on Anna Halprin titled ‘Breath Made Visible‘ was launched in US.

Photo above by Rudy Bender (c): Anna Halprin
From the Experiment in the Environment, 1962
Taken from: l’O petille
Photo bellow: Anna Halprin, video still

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