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Anna Halprin papers 1940-2008

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URL: http://archives.nypl.org/dan/19000

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Creator Halprin, Anna
Call number (S)* MGZMD 297
Physical description 1.42 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Preferred Citation Anna Halprin papers, (S) *MGZMD 297. Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library.

Repository
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Access to materials
Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL’s online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
Anna Halprin, an American dancer known for her innovative and experimental technique, is a leading figure of the postmodern dance movement. This collection documents the artist’s career with print materials, press clippings, biographies, San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop newsletters, award programs, and photographs.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL INFORMATION
Anna Halprin is an American postmodern dancer known for her innovative and experimental technique. Born Anna Schuman in Winnetka, Illinois, in 1920, Halprin began studying dance at the age of five. At the University of Wisconsin, Halprin studied formally under instructor Margaret H’Doublier. Before graduating from college in 1942, Halprin married landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, with whom she had two daughters: Daria and Rana.

In the early 1970s, Halprin began to engage in dance therapy as a means for healing and restoration. She authored several books on the subject, including: Dance as a Self-Healing Art (1977) and Movement Ritual: An Organization of Structural Movement to Encourage Creative Exploration (1979). In 1978, Halprin and her daughter, Daria, founded the Tamalpa Institute, a non-profit organization for dance and expressive arts therapy based in San Rafael, California.

Halprin also founded the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop (1955) and instructed an array of notable dancers such as Trisha Brown, Simone Forti, Meredith Monk, and Yvonne Rainer.

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SCOPE AND ARRANGEMENT
The Anna Halprin papers document the performance history of the renowned dancer from the years 1940 to 2008. The collection is comprised of print materials, press clippings, biographies, newsletters, award programs, and photographs. Photographs and press clippings make up the bulk of the collection.

Photographs include black and white images of Halprin performing solo and group shots of dancers practicing on a dance deck built at her San Francisco home. Press clippings include performance reviews and accounts of Halprin’s expressive arts therapy techniques. Newsletters from the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop date from the mid- to late-1970s. These materials also consist of a brochure developed by Halprin, Exit: Dance as a Process for Personal & Artistic Growth, an account of a specific Dancers’ Workshop that outlines and elucidates the workshop process. There is also a printed booklet outlining the group’s mission statement and 3 year plan from 1968 to 1970.

ARRANGEMENT
This collection is arranged alphabetically by genre.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
SOURCE OF ACQUISITION
Donated by Anna Halprin, 2008.

PROCESSING INFORMATION
Compiled by Sarah Wade, Pratt Institute, 2012, 2012

Key terms
Names

Halprin, Lawrence
San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop
Tamalpa Institute

Subjects

Arts — Therapeutic use
Choreographers — United States
Dance therapy
Modern dance — United States
Postmodern dance
Women dancers

Material types

Brochures
Clippings (information artifacts)
Photographs

Using the collection
Location
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498
Third Floor
Access to materials
Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance. Please check the collection records in the NYPL’s online catalog for detailed location information. For general guidance about requesting offsite materials, please consult: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/lpa/requesting-archival-materials
Conditions Governing Use

The author/creator retains copyright of materials. For information on obtaining permission to publish, contact the Dance Division at dance@nypl.org.

Fuente:The New York Public Library Archives & Manuscripts