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Empowering Creativity Through Movement, Metaphor and Dance

with dance pioneer Anna Halprin 
& with Taira Restar from Tamalpa trainings.

June 18 - June 24, 2011 ***This Workshop is FULL***

10:00AM – 5:00PM
COST: $925
Early registration by May 13 $875.  (Non-refundable $200 deposit)
CONTACT HOURS: 42 (42 CEU credits for DTR's, MFT's and LCSW's, $25 fee)

“ Through art and dance we reclaim our primal heritage and move towards a more embodied future.”   –Anna Halprin

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.

The first day of the workshop will begin in the morning with Anna Halprin and continue in the afternoon with Taira Restar. Days 2 and 3 will be spent engaging in the Life/Art Process with Taira -- exploring body mythologies through movement, poetry, and drawing. Days 4 - 7 wil be spent with world-renowned dance innovator Anna Halprin. Spontaneous and authentic dances will emerge through somatic exploration, non-stylized movements, and improvisation. Participants will generate personal and group dances and rituals that speak to the deep truth and knowing of individual and collective bodies.

Away from the distractions of daily life, this summer workshop will offer new resources and inspiration to take back home.

This workshop will be held at the historic Mountain Home Studio, which features indoor and outdoor studios. Sitting on the flanks of Mount Tamalpais, Mountain Home is surrounded by natural beauty. It is centrally located-- only a short drive to San Francisco, Berkeley and Napa. An accommodation list provided.

No previous dance or art experience needed.  Art materials provided.

The Dance Heritage Coalition has named Anna Halprin one of "America's 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures."  Anna Halprin's 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.  At 89 90, Halprin continues to create revolutionary work exploring the beauty of the aging body and its relationship to nature.  Halprin Ph.D. (Hon.) co-founded the Tamalpa Institute.  She is the author of Movement Ritual, Moving Toward Life, Five Decades of Transformational Dance, and Dance As A Healing Art/Returning to Health, and has numerous dance works documented on film.

Taira Restar, MA, is an artist and arts educator.  A graduate of Tamalpa training since 1983, she is on the training program faculty, as well as teaches and performs with her mentor, Anna Halprin.  She has presented this work at San Francisco State University, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Esalen Institute.

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