Tamalpa Institute Calendar of Events




With Anna & Daria Halprin

July 10 - 15, 2016

In honor of Anna's 96th year, join Anna and Daria Halprin at Esalen for a special teaching collaboration!

This workshop will be held at the historic Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Click here for more information and to register through Esalen Institute


Both part of the groundbreaking human potential movement which flourished in the early 60’s, Anna and Daria worked with Fritz Perls, Ida Rolf and others in the early years at Esalen. Pioneers in their respective fields of dance and expressive arts based psychology, Anna and Daria will interweave their original work in an exploration of the body in movement and imagination, life and art, individual and collective dances and stories.

This workshop is designed for everyone, no previous experience in dance/art needed.


The 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. James Roose - Evans author of “Experimental Theatre” called Anna one of the most important theatre artists of the 20th century. 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 Movement Ritual, Moving Toward Life, Five Decades of Transformational Dance, and Dance as A Healing Art/Returning to Health, and has numerous dance works documented on film, most notably Breath Made Visible by director Ruedi Gerber. At her advanced age, she continues to perform and teach with fervor. For more on Anna and her work visit annahalprin.org

Daria 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 and health education, organizational consultancy, leadership development, social change and 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; Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced. For more on Daria and her work visit dariahalprin.org

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