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RADICAL BODIES: ANNA HALPRIN, SIMONE FORTI, YVONNE RAINER IN CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK, 1955–1972
May 25, 2017 - August 3, 2017
This new exhibition explores how choreographer Anna Halprin (who many will be familiar with as landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s wife and collaborator) and subsequently, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer opened the way to a radicalized vision for the body in dance and the visual arts that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists globally. The exhibition (originating at UC Santa Barbara Art, Design & Architecture Museum) consists of more than 150 photographs, videos and original scores and drawings by Halprin, Forti and Rainer. Co-curators Ninotchka D. Bennahum (Professor of Theater and Dance, UCSB), Wendy Perron (former Editor-in-Chief, Dance Magazine) and Bruce Robertson (Professor and Director of the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB) have also co-authored the 192-page exhibition catalogue. Additional programming, including performances, talks and film screenings, will be held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Artisan several other venues.