WEB-APP : Anna Halprin, Dancing Life / Danser la vie

By : Anna Halprin, Baptiste Andrien, Florence Corin

Language : English, French

Translation : Denise Luccioni

Topics : Pedagogy and transmission

Format : Web App

Publisher : Contredanse Editions

Year of publication : 2014, 2022

The online interactive publication www.dancing-life.com traces the work and teaching of American dancer Anna Halprin through more than 6 hours of video content.

Price :  25.00

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life / Danser la vie, this interactive online publication (web-app) invites you to discover and explore in depth the work and teaching of Anna Halprin.

Since the 1950s, the American dancer has revolutionized the field of dance. She took performance out of the theater and into the streets, the forest and the seashore. For Anna Halprin, everyone can dance. By recreating the link with our environment and drawing on our personal myths and stories, our dances can rediscover a profound meaning, a source of transformation and healing, while becoming an art of the collective.

Over more than six hours, a workshop filmed in its entirety, numerous archives and previously unpublished interviews reveal all the tools that Anna Halprin taught throughout her career. In order to understand how these tools came to be, numerous documents illustrate her biographical journey, from her origins to her experience of aesthetic and social issues, illness and her quest for spirituality. We can see how artistic practice is nourished by life experience, and conversely, how life influences art. This is the name Anna Halprin gave to her method: the Life/Art Process.

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life / Danser la vie is the technological translation of the DVD-ROM of the same name, released in 2014 by Éditions Contredanse.

Interface and web development by Emeric Florence , Nils Lopez – OQTO Tech, Sébastien Vanvelthem.


About the publication:

WEB-APP: Anna Halprin – Dancing Life / Danser la vie – www.dancing-life.com.

→ Anna Halprin – Dancing Life / Danser la vie – Trailer.


Extracts from the WEP-APP :

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life


Anna Halprin, Dancing Life


Also published by Contredanse Editions:

Mouvement de Vie by Anna Halprin, 2009.

De l’une à l’autre, collective publication, 2010.