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Episode 46 with Daria Halprin Part I

January 23rd, 2019

Through Trauma and Tragedy:  From One Stage To the Next 

From the time she can remember, Daria Halprin, was immersed in an artistic life dancing with her famous mother, Anna Halprin, and then finding her way into acting and being thrust into the spotlight.  But for Daria, like so many other young performers, this wasn’t always a healthy place to be, and she found herself seeking to get off the stage and create something else entirely. She began teaching and facilitating creative therapeutic work for others, and in 1978 Daria co-founded the Tamalpa Institute where now still to this day she directs training programs in movement/dance and expressive arts education, consultancy and therapy.  Holly caught this interview at the famous Mountain Home Studio in Marin where Daria shares her journey through tragedy and trauma to becoming one of the leading pioneers in expressive arts education.

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Daria Halprin in Zabriskie Point 1970 Org Movie Photo

Daria Halprin: dancer, poet, teacher, and author, is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance and expressive arts  education and therapy. Her work bridges the fields of somatic psychology, movement/dance therapy, expressive arts therapy,  community based arts and health education, organizational consultancy, leadership development,  social change and performance. Bringing a life-long practice in the arts to her work , published writings include : Coming Alive; The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy; contributing author Expressive Arts Therapy: Principles and Practices, Poesis: Essays On the Future of the Field; Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced. In 1978 Daria co-founded the Tamalpa Institute where she directs training programs in movement/dance and expressive arts education, consultancy and therapy. She teaches in educational, health and art centers throughout the world.

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