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© 2016 Anna Halprin Site by MxD

By Bruce Bagnoli

This film documents a site-specific work Anna Halprin created, in collaboration with her dancers, for Stern Grove, an outdoor performance space in San Francisco designed by her husband, Lawrence Halprin. “When I designed Stern Grove,” Lawrence stated, “my intention was to create a mystical place where one would be inspired to reach into oneself. I wanted to design a living theater for everyone to use, a place where people can walk their dogs, picnic, mediate. . . . Such everyday activities are incorporated in the dance choreographed by my wife, Anna.”

Critic Rachel Howard described the experience as “a gift, an education in looking and hearing and being, from two creative minds who have spent their lifetimes doing all three with unflagging intensity.”

Anna Halprin: Spirit of Place (DVD: 55 Min)