Anna Halprin

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1910s

1916

Lawrence Halprin is born in Brooklyn, New York.

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1920s

1920

Anna Halprin is born Anna Schuman in Wilmette, Illinois.

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1930s

1939

Lawrence Halprin attends the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he meets his future wife, fellow student Anna Halprin.

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1940s

1941

Lawrence Halprin earns his MS in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

1945

Lawrence and Anna Halprin move to San Francisco.

1946

Anna Halprin opens her first West Coast studio.

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1950s

1955

Anna Halprin founds the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop.

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1960s

1960s–70s 1960

Anna Halprin devises City Dance, a daylong participatory event in which Halprin performs with members of her San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop and the people of San Francisco. City Dance is performed between 1960–69 and 1976–77.

1960s 1961

Suzanne Jackson studies at the Pacific Ballet. One of her teachers is Rod Strong, who worked alongside Anna Halprin.

1966

Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Driftwood City,” Sea Ranch, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day eight, July 4, 1966. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Walk In the Woods, Meeting on Dance Deck,” Kentfield, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day fifteen, July 11, 1966. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.

1966–71 1966

Lawrence Halprin and Anna Halprin lead “Experiments in Environment” workshops largely in and near their home in Kentfield, California.

1968

Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Blindfold Walk,” Kentfield, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day two, July 2, 1968. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Driftwood Village Rebuilt,” Sea Ranch, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day six, July 6, 1968. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Driftwood Village,” Sea Ranch, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day five, July 5, 1968. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.
Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, “Ritual Celebration,” Kentfield, CA. Halprin Summer Workshop, day thirteen, July 13, 1968. The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, by the gift of Lawrence Halprin.

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1970s

1972

Daria Halprin, the daughter of Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, marries Dennis Hopper. They divorce four years later.

1974

Bruce Conner designs a poster for Anna Halprin‘s San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop. It is projected onto the wall of the rotunda of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) during a performance.

1975

Bruce Conner, poster for San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop’s “A Workshop for San Francisco,” 1975. Poster. Anna Halprin Papers, Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design. © 2018 Conner Family Trust, San Francisco/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

1977

Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.
Documentation of Anna Halprin, City Dance, 1977. Photographs transferred to digital video. Photographs by Constance Beeson, Bry Photography, Buck O’Kelly, and unknown photographers. Anna Halprin Papers, The Elyse Eng Dance Collection, Museum of Performance + Design.

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