“To dance with life and not against it, to move responsively instead of reactively, this is a way to make spirit visible in the world.”
– Daria Halprin
Throughout time movement, dance, and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a means of soulful expression, healing and connection with spirit. This workshop will generate opportunities for participants to find such meaning connected with the real issues in their lives.
Influenced and inspired by the humanist and post modern movements of the 1950’s, the Life/Art Process® was originated and developed by Anna and Daria Halprin in the 1960’s. A groundbreaking approach to movement/dance the approach and methods aims to make dance and the expressive arts accessible and relevant to all.
The work connects somatics, psychology and artistic practices in a unique approach to personal, group and community development. Movement/dance, drawing, poetic dialogue, individual and group dance, and reflective writing, as well as performance will generate new thresholds of expression, inquiry, improvisation, and catalyze new resources to bring back into daily life.
The workshop is designed for everyone, with no previous experience in dance/art needed. For further information about the work and Daria Halprin: www.tamalpa.org
Art materials provided.
Daria Halprin, Tamalpa Institute FacultyDaria Halprin, MA, REAT, RSMT: co-founding director of Tamalpa Institute, dancer, poet, teacher, and author, is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance and expressive arts education and therapy. Her work bridges the fields of somatic psychology, movement/dance therapy, expressive arts therapy, community-based arts & health education, organizational consultancy, leadership development, social change & performance. Bringing a life-long practice in the arts to her work, published writings include: Coming Alive; The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy; contributing author Expressive Arts Therapy: Principles and Practices; Poesis: Essays On the Future of the Field; and Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced.
Anna Halprin, Tamalpa InstituteThe 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.
Rosario Sammartino, Tamalpa Institute FacultyRosario is a psychologist, artist and researcher. She is a Core Faculty member at Tamalpa Institute and is a PhD Candidate in Psychology / Somatic Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Rosario is the Co-Director of Tamalpa Institute and co-founder of Tamalpa Latinoamerica. She is a Core Faculty Member at Meridian University and is the founder of Anthropos Institute, an Art and Self Development Center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she is originally from. Rosario has worked in various settings, such as psychiatric hospitals, shelters, and educational centers, and with diverse populations, including incarcerated women, the homeless, and at-risk youth. Through the years, Rosario has conducted numerous lectures, seminars, and professional presentations in the United States and internationally, including in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and Portugal. Currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rosario continues to teach and lead community projects in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process.
Full payment of $700 due by May 1, 2018. Tickets purchased after May 1 will cost $750
$150 deposit to reserve your space. Workshop fee minus non-refundable deposit is refundable with 24-hour cancellation notice.