Anna Halprin Free Performance at de Young | SF
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de Young Museum | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Presented in conjunction with Anna Halprin: Body Radical, Blank Placard Dance is one of Halprin’s most iconic works that inscribes the political dimension of performance in urban and public space.
The performance, led by Rosario Sammartino with an introduction by Anna Halprin, includes a large group of dancers as they process through the public spaces of the city, silently carrying blank placards.
Other performers engage the public by asking what matters to them, aggregating their responses on the blank placards, forming a communal portrait of political commitment.
Developed originally in 1967 as a response to the Vietnam War, the political and social climate of late 2018 provides an important context for considering the relationship of public assembly and free speech to our social and democratic processes now.
The performance will begin and end at the museum and will involve a procession through the park and back again. Visitors can watch, or come along with the procession; please wear comfortable footwear and be prepared to walk.
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