First up this Friday is the screening of the film Breath Made Visible. This is a 2009 film directed by Ruedi Gerber, and is the first feature film documenting Halprin’s life and career. The film talks about how she helped redefined the notion of what modern art could be, with her belief in dance’s power to teach, heal, and transform all of the ages of life. The film also features interviews with counterparts such as Merce Cunningham, archival footage (such as the establishment of U.S.’s first interracial dance company), and excerpts of Halprin’s current performances. This event takes place in the Danforth Lecture Hall at 7pm.
Then on Saturday is Body Dances. This workshop is where participants are invited to feel and listen to the powerful intelligence of the body, while engaging in the play and expressions alongside imagination through the arts, thus creating personal and collective dances with meaning, and the generating of new resources to apply to professional and personal lives. In other words, participants will be learning Halprin’s unique approach to dance, highlighted in the feedback process between feelings, images, and sensation, naturally taking place in the movement experience. This event will be held at the Rothwell Center at 2pm, and cost ten dollars, while free for Mills College students, faculty and staff. Also, the workshop is already full, but the museum can be contacted on cancellations, so space could be freed up.
MCAM encourages advance planning in travel, as this happens to be the weekend that the Bay Bridge will be closed.