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Anna Halprin

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1920s

1920

Anna Halprin is born Anna Schuman in Wilmette, Illinois.

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1930s

1939

Lawrence Halprin attends the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he meets his future wife, fellow student Anna Halprin.

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1940s

1940

Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin marry.

1945

Lawrence and Anna Halprin move to San Francisco.

1946

Anna Halprin opens her first West Coast studio.

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1950s

1955

Anna Halprin founds the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop.

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1960s

1960s–70s 1960

Anna Halprin devises City Dance, a daylong participatory event in which Halprin performs with members of her San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop and the people of San Francisco. City Dance is performed between 1960–69 and 1976–77.

1960s 1961

Suzanne Jackson studies at the Pacific Ballet. One of her teachers is Rod Strong, who worked alongside Anna Halprin.

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1966–71 1966

Lawrence Halprin and Anna Halprin lead “Experiments in Environment” workshops largely in and near their home in Kentfield, California.

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1970s

1972

Daria Halprin, the daughter of Anna Halprin and Lawrence Halprin, marries Dennis Hopper. They divorce four years later.

1974

Bruce Conner designs a poster for Anna Halprin‘s San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop. It is projected onto the wall of the rotunda of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) during a performance.

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