This book considers the creative work and therapeutic and pedagogical approach of Anna Halprin, a dancer, choreographer, and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. It looks at her 'Life/Art Process(R)' and the wider impact of her work across the fields of art, education, therapy and politics.
Ronit Land completed her training with Anna Halprin in 1977. Since 1990 she has been director of the department of dance at the Remscheid Academy, and lectures internationally. Until 1990 she had responsibility for dance within the Israeli Ministry of Education and was dance editor for Israeli radio and television. Ursula Schorn graduated at the Fritz Perls Institute for Integrative Gestalt as a dance and Gestalt therapist and trained as a Halprin practitioner at the Tamalpa Institute. She currently works as a therapist in independent practice, and as director of advanced training in art education and therapy at home in Germany and abroad. Gabriele Wittmann has been an assistant lecturer in dance criticism, dance history and creative scientific writing at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts since 2003. She worked previously as an independent dance journalist for the press, radio and television. She studied with Anna Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in 1997.