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History & Legacy

How can history and traditions be reimagined for today’s audiences?

Anna Halprin teaching Planetary Dance to Tamalpa Institute students, May 2015. Photo © Sue Heinemann.

God Must be a Dancer

We speak to postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin about her introduction to dance, various turning points in her artistic career, and the importance of creating dance that responds to pressing social and political issues.