In this 5-day workshop Anna Halprin will present her approach to body and movement that connects the science, philosophy, and art of dance. This workshop offers time to feel and to listen deeply to the powerful intelligence of the body, to play and express with imagination through the arts, to create personal and collective dances that have meaning, and to bring new vision to the life themes that matter to us in our daily lives. Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon, Tamalpa Institute faculty member, will be facilitating several of the afternoon sessions.
This is a special workshop with Anna, now in her 95th year, at the historic Mountain Home Studio designed for her by her husband, famed architect, Lawrence Halprin. Mountain Home Studio is set amidst redwood and oak trees on the flanks of Mount Tamalpais in Kentfield, California. It is a short drive to San Francisco, Berkeley, and the Sonoma and Napa wine countries.
Art materials supplied.
Accommodations list provided.
June 20 – 24, 2016
10AM – 5PM
$150 non-refundable deposit
Full workshop fee due by June 1, 2016
Held at the historic Mountain Home Studio, Kentfield, California
The Dance Heritage Coalition has named Anna Halprin one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures.” Her diverse career has spanned the field of dance since the late 1930s, creating revolutionary directions for the art form and inspiring fellow choreographers to take modern dance to new dimensions. A dance innovator, she was an early pioneer in the use of movement/dance as a healing art. She founded the groundbreaking San Francisco Dancer’s Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria Halprin. She is the author of several books, and has numerous dance works documented on film, most notably Breath Made Visible by director Ruedi Gerber.
Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon is a psychologist, researcher, and movement specialist. A Core Faculty member at Tamalpa Institute, she obtained her M.A. in Engaged Humanities with Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her Master’s thesis, Somaphilia: Remembering the Soul and the Aesthetics of Being, expands upon the somatic, mythological, depth psychological, and archetypal dimensions of Tamalpa Institute’s Body Part Mythologies. Maria Luisa’s professional experience in psychology and the arts spans fifteen years and includes the areas of education, private practice, and community intervention. Maria Luisa has worked with diverse populations, most recently with Latin American immigrants in San Francisco and she has conducted research projects on addiction in her native Guadalajara, Mexico and on trauma associated with domestic violence in San Francisco, CA. Maria Luisa teaches seminars and presents in conferences internationally and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).