Documentary Screening: Planetary Dance’s Anna Halprin | Oakland
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Rothwell Center (Mills College) | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Breath Made Visible is the first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance’s power to teach, heal, and transform at all ages of life.
Followed by a Q&A with 93-year-old Anna Halprin.
This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first interracial dance company in the US, and excerpts of current performances such as “Parades and Changes” at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance.
This screening is planned in conjunction with West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977 on view at MCAM through September 1, 2013.
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