September 6, 2011

Advance Notice

Biographer of oldest living dancer to give Friends of Dance Lecture

Janice Ross of Stanford University delivers the Emory Friends of Dance Lecture: "Choreographing a Life's Landscape: Anna Halprin's Dances in the Environment" on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Anna Halprin, at 91, is the oldest living and working contemporary dance artist in America. Her work often explores environmental themes, the aging body, and intimate connections. Halprin tries to challenge perceptions of dance, while striving to create and engage large communities.

In her lecture, Ross, author of "Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance (2009)," explores the dances performed in natural settings that Halprin continues to create. Ross also discusses intersections of Halprin's work with that of her late husband, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, where nature and disappearance are central themes.

This event, to be held in the Oxford Road Building Presentation Room, is free and open to the public. For more information visit Arts at Emory, or call 404.727.7266. This lecture is co-sponsored the Department of Environmental Studies.

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