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Breath Made Visible


The first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance's power to teach, heal, and transform at all ages of life.

This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first multiracial dance company in the U.S., and excerpts of current performances such as "Parades and Changes" at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance. Read more …

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The critical consensus

An amazing woman, a less than amazing film.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 04/07/2011

She still dances beautifully, with dignity and the intensity to the marrow that takes your breath away.

***(*)(*)Cath Clarke, The Guardian, 07/07/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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