Breath Made Visible
USA, 2009, 80 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biopic, Documentary, Womens Issues
MUST END May 27
Melinda Harrison, 18 year student of Anna Halprin who also appears in the film, will be In-Person after Friday's 4:45pm show and Saturday's 7:15pm show
Digital presentation - 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. This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first multiracial dance company in the U.S., 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.
About Melinda Harrison:
Melinda Harrison was in Anna Halprin's childrens' classes for 18 years; performed in Ceremony of Us in the late 60"s during the LA Watts Riots; graduated from Tamalpa Institute & assisted Anna at the Sea Ranch Graduate Gatherings; is a facilitator for the Planetary Dance in Boulder this August; and continues to bring people into the wilderness to dance. She is one of the dancers in the film.
"I work with people to bring forth a creative interaction between the human body and it's imagination using various art mediums as: drawing, journaling, & movement in nature, where we listen for our personal myths and universal metaphors."
DIRECTOR: Ruedi Gerber
US Distributor: Argot Pictures
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