January 18 – April 5, 2008
Anna Halprin: At the Origin of Performance
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents an audio/visual installation and celebration of Anna Halprin’s work titled Anna Halprin: At the Origin of Performance. On view are archival documents, photos, films, sound recordings, scores, press cuttings, and illustrated partitions. A pioneer of postmodern dance and performance, Halprin is known for blurring boundaries: between art forms, professional and amateur, performer and audience. Her radical improvisational experiments took her San Francisco company outside the theater where they danced on the street wearing ordinary clothing. Halprin’s gift to postmodern dance was the “task,” the idea that everyday activities were worthy of exploration. Diagnosed with cancer in 1972, Halprin made a characteristically bold decision: she had dedicated her life to art; from now on she would dedicate her art to life, working with cancer and AIDS patients to integrate creativity into daily existence through what she calls the life-art process.
An exhibition in celebration of Anna Halprin
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org
When all galleries are open: $7 regular/$5 seniors, students & teachers/FREE for YBCA Members
When galleries are partially open: $5 regular/$3 seniors, students & teachers/FREE for YBCA Members
YBCA galleries are FREE to the public on the first Tuesday of every month.
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: noon – 5 pm
Thu: noon – 8 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Official Website: http://www.ybca.org
Added by nglnd_lzbth on January 11, 2008