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This community performance is a part of Dances for Anna: A Worldwide Celebration of Anna Halprin's 95th Year

What Matters to Us:
A Reenactment of Anna Halprin's Blank Placard Dance

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Held in the Mission District of San Francisco, California

This event is open to the public.
For more information on
Dances for Anna visit DancesForAnna.org




Originally performed in the 1960s by Anna Halprin and the San Francisco Dancer's Workshop, the Blank Placard Dance returns to The City. This modern reenactment will wind its way through the Mission District on May 16th, with Anna Halprin – soon to be 95 years old – participating in the event.

Directed by Rosario Sammartino in collaboration with artists Jahan Khalighi and Dohee Lee, this community performance is intended to provoke audience participation and active involvement in the issues that matter on a personal and collective level. The event will be an intergenerational opportunity for community expression through the arts. Pedestrians and audience members will be invited to answer a simple question: What matters to you? The dancers and musicians will collect from the audience what they would like to see on the blank placards. The event will culminate with the creation of a mural.

You are welcome to join us at any of these points:

The Blank Placard Dance begins

  • 2pm - Mission and 25th Street

Engage with the performers: what matters to you?

  • 2:10-2:40 24th Street Bart Station
  • 2:40-3:10 East on 24th Street
  • 3:10-3:45 Balmy Alley

Community Mural & Closure

  • 3:45-5pm Garfield Square

*Times are approximate


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