In the summer of 1966, dance pioneer Anna Halprin and her husband, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, embarked on a series of experimental, experiential, cross-disciplinary workshops in northern California that blurred the boundaries of architecture, choreography, ecology, music, cinematography, and being itself. That summer, and again in 1968 and 1971, these “Experiments in Environment” brought together artists, dancers, musicians, filmmakers architects, and environmental designers in provocative, pioneering experiences. This photo essay includes selected images from the 2016 California Historical Society exhibition on the Halprins—Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971.
Experiments in Re-Encoding Environment: Remembering Lawrence and Anna Halprin
Anthea M. Hartig is an historian and cultural heritage advocate who currently works as the executive director and CEO of the California HIstorical Society and serves on the State Park and Recreation Commission.
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Anthea M. Hartig; Experiments in Re-Encoding Environment: Remembering Lawrence and Anna Halprin. Boom 1 March 2016; 6 (1): 12–23. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.12
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