May 27, 2017
98 South Austin Street
Since the late 1930s Halprin has created revolutionary directions for dance, inspiring artists in all fields. She is also known for her development of workshops that generate collective exploration. Bringing together musicians with dancers and artists with landscape architects, these explorations of group creativity are always in relation to an environmental awareness: physical, spatial, and social contexts.
Community dance workshop led by Nina Martin, MFA, PhD, of the Lower Left performance collective and Associate Professor at TCU School for Classical & Contemporary Dance. Anna Halprin’s work begins with the belief that everyone is a dancer. In this community workshop–open to all ages and all members of the community, with no experience necessary–dancer and master educator Nina Martin led a collective, participatory exploration of Halprin’s philosophy. Guiding this workshop are the central ideas of Anna’s philosophy: movement as a way to relate to one’s environment, task operations as performance art, and dance as a political action.