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nwff: ana helprin movie – breath made visible – 5/7 to 5/12


Breath Made Visible (an Anna Helprin movie)
May 7–12
image from the Northwest Film Forum website
trailer • e-mail from nwff • times

Lots of dance this season at NWFF. C’mon SIFF…catch up! We loved your dance focus last season! —Rosie


(verbatim, but I added the sponsorship line from the NWFF website – Rosie)

Thought I’d let you know about another dance film we’re screening rather soon about Anna Halprin called Breath Made Visible.

Here’s the details:

May 07 – May 12 at 7& 9pm

(Ruedi Gerber, Swtizerland, 2009, Beta-SP, 80 min)

Seattle Premiere
Sponsored by Velocity Dance and Northwest Dance Network

Since she was a small child, Anna Halprin has danced. Now at 89, she still possesses the grace and romanticism of her youth. This illuminating documentary, a lovingly rendered portrait of the Bay Area avant-garde dance pioneer, traces her groundbreaking career as a dancer and choreographer, as well as her devoted marriage to famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. In an intimate encounter with the artist, we see her rehearsing on her verdant backyard deck and performing at New York’s Joyce Theater, teaching movement to seniors and dancing with Merce Cunningham, battling cancer and combating racism through movement in the wake of the Watts riots. Halprin has spent her life spreading a gospel of healing and wholeness through self-expression—an extraordinary story that unfolds, with the help of fascinating interviews and archival performance footage, as a moving and beautiful tribute to one of Northern California’s most beloved and inspirational artists.

“A treasure trove of hitherto little-seen archival performance footage going back more than 50 years.” —Variety


Friday, May 07 at 07:00PM
Friday, May 07 at 09:00PM
Saturday, May 08 at 07:00PM
Saturday, May 08 at 09:00PM
Sunday, May 09 at 07:00PM
Sunday, May 09 at 09:00PM
Monday, May 10 at 07:00PM
Monday, May 10 at 09:00PM
Tuesday, May 11 at 07:00PM
Tuesday, May 11 at 09:00PM
Wednesday, May 12 at 07:00PM
Wednesday, May 12 at 09:00PM