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Anna Halprin – Modern Dance Innovator & Healer (1920-2021)

Anna Halprin
(Anna Halprin, 2016, Kentfield, CA. Photo: Sarah Beckstrom.)

Anna Halprin 1920-2021 (Artforum)

Known for innovating what is now called postmodern dance in the early portion of her wide-ranging career, and for her participatory choreography involving the audience, Halprin devoted her life to “expanding dance so that it’s part of life,” using it to explore social conditions and the importance of communion as well as healing, teaching the form to senior citizens and AIDS and cancer patients. In 1966

Modern Dance innovator and healer dead at 100 (SF chronicle)

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