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CAUX, JACQUELINE - Anna Halprin

Format: 2 x DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Jacqueline Caux
Release Year: 2014
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €35.00


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These two engaging filmsOut of Boundaries and Who Says I Have to Dance in a Theaterprovide insights into Anna Halprins creative philosophy, teaching methods, and performances, serving as an informative follow-up to Ruedi Gerbers Breath Made Visible. In lively conversations Anna articulates her ideas, describing the trajectory of her work, distinguishing her method from traditional choreography, clarifying her pioneering concept of task-oriented movement, and much more. In addition, there is footage from important past performances and revealing excerpts from the rehearsals for the 2004 performances at the Festival dAutomne in Paris.

Trailer 1: http://www.jacquelinecaux.com/jacqueline/en/documentaire-out-of-boundaries.php

Trailer 2: http://www.jacquelinecaux.com/jacqueline/en/documentaire-anna-halprin.php


These two films captures, from videotaped conversations and numerous excerpts of rehearsals, performances and rare archival footage, of fundamental changes made by Anna Halprin in the field of dance. As soundtrack its have musics by Pauline Oliveros and Terry Riley who both have, at various times, worked with her. It was born in California, in the mid-fifties, long before swarm in New York, this form of artistic expression so peculiar that we later gave the name of 'Post Modern Dance'. All those who participated in the outbreak of this phenomenon know Anna Halprin is an important pioneer. Born in 1920, she has literally exploded all agreements remained in contemporary dance by supporting research on the everyday actions, and taking into account the anatomy of men as well as his unconscious desires and his sexual impulses. She introduces in 1957 the concept of 'task' (to perform actions such as dressing, undressing, walking...). Floor of sneakers or shoes with high heels, she improvises in parking lots, construction sites, in the street On the set dancing outdoors that her architect husband Lawrence Halprin has built below their house near San Francisco, she drives in her crazy adventures - to the extreme by galvanizing their own creativity - young artists from different fields still completely unknown. Dancers such as Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Meredith Monk, as well as Robert Morris (before he choose the sculpture), which then introduce in New York on radical innovations of Anna Halprin, forming the core of 'Judson Dance Theater', composers like La Monte Young and Terry Riley, she called in 1959 co-musical directors, and experimenting with her music minimalist and repetitive they are inventing. Other artists such as Charles Ross, a poet like James Broughton, filmmaker Stan Brakhage... An important step while leading it to take into account more than ever the real in work, will Anna Halprin media spotlight away from the city of New York with all the artistic means at its disposal, it will be his fight against the cancer she suffered in 1972 with a recurrence in 1975. Cured, that's when she began working with cancer patients, and later of AIDS. 'I'm not a therapist', she is to clarify, 'I am an artist who seeks to develop imaginative and personal social issues. For me, art is this: bring in a creative process things imposed on us'. Environment California has strengthened the inspiration of Anna Halprin and has enabled her to celebrate away from demonstrative virtuosity, beauty of the natural movement of the human body. This, combined with its long association with disease and death, leading to her most recent improvisations in nature such as 'Returning Home' and 'Season' or 'Rocking Seniors' with more than fifty old persons'. Jacqueline Caux


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