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Anna Halprin - Who Says I Have to Dance in a Theater - 50’ (2006)

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Produced and Directed : Jacqueline Caux
Image and Sound - Paris : Stephan Compain-Tissier,
Image and Sound - San Francisco :
Marguerite Lorimer et John Veltri
Video and Photo Archives : Anna Halprin,
« Embracing Earth » Andy Abraham Wilson (1995),
« Hero’s Journey » Ellison Horne (1994),
« Season » Austin Forbord (2003),
« Rocking Seniors » John Kokoska 2005.
Editing : Dora Soltani
Music :
Pauline Oliveros « The Crone Woman »
- Pascal Humbert « Sleeping Inside ».
Audio mixing : Vincent Pateau
Translation : Dora Soltani
With the participation of MAC,
Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon

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> watch an excerpt

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Screenings :

- Paris (France) - World Premiere ad the Louvre Museum Auditorium - November 26 2014
- Saint-Etienne (France) - The Grand Lux Cinema - May 2 2015
- Morocco - TV2M - March 20 2016 - 2 700 000 spectators
- Morocco - TV2M - March 23 2016 - 1 000 000 spectators
- Paris (France) - Théâtre de la Colline - excerpts - Wajdi Mouawa - September 22 2016
- Bordeaux (France) - Rocher Palmer - Cenon - October 16 2016

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Output of the DVD set of the two films on october 18, 2014. For sale at cati.mini[@]wanadoo.fr

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Selection :

- “Dancing For the Camera Festival” at Durham - 2007 (USA)

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Screenings :

- Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou - Vidéo Dance 2011
- Anthology Film Archives, Jonas Mekas - New York - June 2011 (USA)
- Madrid: Casa Encendida
- Besançon: Institut des Beaux Arts
- Paris: Centre Pompidou - Video Dance
- Paris: Musée du Quai Branly in Exposure "Masters of Disorder" from April 11 to July 29 2012; Exhibition recovery at Museum Bonn, Madrid Caixa Foundacion and at M.o.n.a. Sydney - Australia.
- Le Grand Lux - Saint-Etienne - Exhibition « Anna Halprin - A l’origine de la performance » - April 2011 (France)
- TAP of Poitiers - Exhibition « Anna Halprin - A l’origine de la performance » - April 26 to 30, 2010 (France)
- Yerba Buena Museum - San Francisco - Exhibition « Anna Halprin - A l’origine de la performance » - San Francisco – January to April 2008 (USA)
- MAC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon - Exhibition « Anna Halprin - A l’origine de la performance » - March to May 2006 (France)
- Vidéodanse - Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou - 2006 (France)
- Cinémathèque de la Danse - Paris - Festival d’Automne in Paris - 2004 (France)
- Beaux-Arts - Paris (France)
- Université Paris VIII - Paris (France)
- Instants Videos - Marseille (France)
- Films sur la danse - Ajaccio (France)
- CND - Rennes (France)
- CND - Quimper (France)
- Université Rennes II (France)
- La Passerelle - Saint Brieuc (France)
- La Médiathèque - Ploufragan (France)
- Le Quai - Angers (France)
- Le Quartz - Brest (France)
- Charleroi (Belgium)
- La Raffinerie - Bruxelles (Belgium)
- Genéve (Switzerland)
- Centre National de la danse - Lisbon (Portugal)

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This film shows the revolutionary changes that Anna Halprin made in the realm of dance as seen by numerous excerpts of her performances in nature: in the streets of Paris, in the woods and on the beaches of San Francisco where this pioneer of Post Modern Dance, still lives and works. This contemporary and friend of Merce Cunningham cleared the way for performance art, which continues to develop around the world today. This is also a portrait of her work with people afflicted with cancer or AIDS, and with the elderly, to whom she restores the pleasure of dancing despite their failing bodies… This film is a testimony to her commitment and unflinching
Jacqueline Caux

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