Anna Halprin Video Archive

Collection Data

The Anna Halprin Video Archive documents her career with performances, workshops, interviews, and award presentations..
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Halprin, Anna
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Biographical/historical: Anna Halprin (born 1920), an American dancer and choreographer known for her innovative and experimental technique, is a leading figure of the postmodern dance movement. Born Anna Schuman in Winnetka, Illinois, in 1920, Halprin began studying dance at the age of five. At the University of Wisconsin, Halprin studied formally under instructor Margaret H'Doublier. Before graduating from college in 1942, Halprin married landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, with whom she had two daughters: Daria and Rana. In the early 1970s, Halprin began to engage in dance therapy as a means for healing and restoration. She authored several books on the subject, including: Dance as a Self-Healing Art (1977) and Movement Ritual: An Organization of Structural Movement to Encourage Creative Exploration (1979). In 1978, Halprin and her daughter, Daria, founded the Tamalpa Institute, a non-profit organization for dance and expressive arts therapy based in San Rafael, California. Halprin also founded the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop (1955) and instructed an array of notable dancers such as Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Meredith Monk, and Yvonne Rainer.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Anna Halprin Video Archive
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9cafa160-84af-0133-296d-00505686d14e
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