Reception honoring choreographer Anna Halprin, in conjunction with her retrospective at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Mr. Pierre-François Mourier, consul general of France in San Francisco and Mrs Rachel Mourier hosted a private reception at their residence honoring choreographer Anna Halprin.

- Produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon and curated by Jacqueline Caux, the exhibition “Anna Halprin : At the Origin of Performance” displays archival documents, photos, films, sound recordings, scores, press cuttings, and illustrated partitions. This audiovisual installation is a celebration of Anna Halprin’s work, from the late forties to nowadays, tracing the incomparable art and experimentations of a pioneer of postmodern dance and performance.

Thierry Raspail, executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon and curator Jacqueline Caux came from France for the occasion.

- Read the consul general’s speech :

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More information on the exhibition at :

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Consul general Mourier during his speech. From left : Ken Foster, director of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Rachel and François Mourier, Jacqueline Caux, curator of the exhibition, Anna Halprin
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From left : Anna and Laurence Halprin, Rachel and Pierre-François Mourier, Jacqueline Caux

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