Breath Made Visible

Director Ruedi Gerber
Genre Documentary
Runtime 82 minutes
Country of Origin Switzerland, USA
Language English
Supplier Argot Pictures
Release Date In theatres on February 17, 2012


Breath Made Visible is 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.

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Cast & Credits

Anna Halprin
Lawrence Halprin
Merce Cunningham

Press & Articles

“Anna Halprin's remarkable life as a guiding light of experimental, avant-garde dance is glowingly profiled” - Los Angeles Times

“A Woman Who Can’t Stand Still” - The New York Times

“'Breath Made Visible' Review” - San Francisco Chronicle

“'Breath Made Visible' Review” - Film Journal International

“'Breath Made Visible' Review” - Variety

“Short and snappy documentary on the veteran dance pioneer with a great gusto for life” - The Guardian

“Modern dance's old gal” - New York Post

Breath Made Visible

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