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anna halprin's city dance

anna halprin's city dance

anna halprin's city dance

anna halprin's city dance

anna halprin's city dance
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Scottish Premiere of City Dance Edinburgh

Based on Anna Halprin's City Dance

Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 13, 2011

Facilitated by Taira Restar & Audicia Lynne Morley

Produced by State Theta Galleries and Company Chordelia

Celebrate the city of Edinburgh and perform at The Fringe!

On August 13, 2011, Taira Restar (senior student of Anna Halprin and faculty member at Tamalpa Institute) and Audicia Lynne Morley (artistic director of State Theta Galleries and faculty member of TamalpaUK) will direct the Scottish premiere of City Dance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.

Bookings and further information can be found on the City Dance Edinburgh official website.

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“My intentions for City Dance were to engage people with their environment and to engage people with people-- to celebrate the unity of community through a diversity of various social, ethnic and economic cultures.”
-Anna Halprin, February 2011

Special Event and Three ways to participate:

Screening of the Award Winning Film Breath Made Visible. August 9th.

  • Participants: Open to the public. Everyone welcome!
  • Venue: Edinburgh. Venue to be announced.
  • Event: Screening of Breath Made Visible and experiential Introduction to Halprin Approach.
  • Cost: £15/£10conc.

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  1. Professional Workshop: August 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th.
    1. Participants: Open to Tamalpa Institute graduates and others by application. Limited to 18 participants.
    2. Venue: State Theta Galleries, East Lothian, and Edinburgh.
    3. Event:
      1. Days 1 & 2: Creative play and preparations.
      2. Day 3: Performance and post-performance reflection.
      3. Day 4: Valuation, creative play and closure.
    4. Cost: £160
  2. Public Workshop: August 12th, 13th.
    1. Participants: Open to the public. Everyone welcome!
    2. Venue: Edinburgh.
    3. Event: Day 1- Halprin Approach to movement and performance preparation. Day 2- Performance and post-performance reflection.
    4. Cost: £80/£60conc
  3. Day-long performance: August 13th.
    1. Participants: Anyone.
    2. Venue: Edinburgh.
    3. Event: Spontaneously join into performance.
    4. Cost: Free

 

Bookings and further information can be found on the City Dance Edinburgh official website.

City Dance, performed throughout the city of San Francisco on July 24, 1977, was choreographed by Anna Halprin and was performed by her dance company, her students and by the citizens of San Francisco. City Dance transformed the entire city into a conceptual stage.

Anna Halprin, now 90 years old and living in California, will offer her guidance via interviews this spring. Like the original City Dance, the August 2011 performance will claim the entire city of Edinburgh as a found stage and it’s residents’ activities will be found choreography.

It will take place in several locations throughout the city with scored enactments happening in various locations simultaneously. Additionally, the pathway that links the locations will be part of the performance.

A hallmark of Anna Halprin’s approach is task-oriented movement such as walking, standing, facing and carrying. City Dance will feature these types of daily life movements, which will make it accessible to any pedestrian who is interested in spontaneously participating in the performance.

City Dance closes the gap between performer and audience. It invites us to experience ourselves as dancers through awareness of our movements, as we experience the city through awareness of our movements within it. City Dance is an integration of self, community and environment.

 

Bookings and further information can be found on the City Dance Edinburgh official website.