Sortie en France au cinema du film sur la danseuse et chorégraphe Anna Halprin, à Lyon au CNP Terreaux chaques jours à 16h10. Anna Halprin
apporte un souffle inspirant pour la danse. Si la technique n'est pas celle développée en danse libre, sa créativité encourage chaque
personne à danser. Voici quelque mots de présentation par Lawrence Halprin, extraits de son site personnel.
Anna and I have been
married for 65 years and our work has been interwoven all that time. Early on, Anna abandoned Modern Dance developed by the American pioneers Martha Graham, Doris
Humphrey and Charles Weidman because it was based on the personalities of those dancers. For her instead dance essentially draws on primitive needs that express life forces. Her earliest
background emphasized the anatomy and physiology of the human body and its relation to the forces of nature and the environment. She was
able to develop her processes in nature on an outdoor dance deck I designed for her which removed the proscenium arch, presented new and different spatial
relationships and enveloped the performers with the natural sounds and elements of nature. It has since become an world wide icon of creativity with nature and
has drawn a cadre of brilliant dancers from around the world after world war 2 up until the present time including Merce Cunningham, Min Tanaka, Meredith Monk, Simone
Forti, Trish Brown, Yvonne Rainer , Eiko and Koma and many new young dancers. With her students she developed new sources of group creativity based on a series of workshop exercises called
“experiments in the environment” in which, as in life, outcome itself emerges as a result of interactions with the environment and with group members; flexible, intense and life affirming.
More and more her dance has developed as myths and rituals in which the
focus is on issues of everyday life; psychological, or physical, and community as well as personal. In this sense she has reverted to the early
meaning of dance in human society, joyful and healing as well as tragic, and based on the most primitive needs of the human condition. These dances are universal.
For this reason Anna’s dances have plowed new deep ground which is unlike any other performer today. Dance for her is humanistic and searching and its importance lies in the process of creativity she has developed as much as the performance itself.