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Anna Halprin


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Foreword by Richard Schechner Introduction 1. Why She Danced (1920--1938) 2. The Secret Garden of American Dance (1938--1942) 3. The Bauhaus and the Settlement House (1941--1945) 4. Western Spaces (1945--1955) 5. Instantaneous Experience and Beat Culture (1955--1960) 6. Urban Rituals (1961--1966) 7. Spectatorship and Embodiment (1967--1968) 8. Ceremony of Memory (1968--1971) 9. Illness as Performance (1972--1990) 10. Flesh Made Metaphor: Dances of Aging (1991--2005) Chronology of Works, Videos, and Films by Anna Halprin Notes Bibliography Index

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Janice Ross is Associate Professor of Drama at Stanford University and the author of Moving Lessons: Margaret H'Doubler and the Beginning of Dance in American Education. Richard Schechner is University Professor and one of the founders of the Performance Studies Department at New York University.

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