Anna Halprin's Urban Rituals

  title={Anna Halprin's Urban Rituals},
  author={Janice Ross},
  journal={TDR/The Drama Review},
How do Halprin's urban rituals contribute to today's dance aesthetics? Halprin forged her genre of urban ritual in the early 1960s by incorporating real-life tasks and relationships into her performances. Understanding Halprin's educational and philosophical history is essential to the writing of any postmodern dance history that takes into account ritual as a performance methodology and strategy.