Anna and Lawrence Halprin: the RSVP cycle
Abstract The RSVP cycle represented a point of reference for Anna Halprin, for the realization of her mission: to make everyone dance, regardless of their training in dance, age and ability. In fact, the inclusion of as many people as possible in the world of dance has always been an essential aspect for her, who in the encounter with the different has recognized a way to enrich her own “personal landscape”, through a transversal work dimension without cultural, historical or geographical boundaries. To make this dynamic inclusive, he therefore sought a methodology for the realization of collective works that was based on a common language and that would allow to overcome the idea and preconceptions about gender, social and cultural stratification, sex, age , the artistic technique, the race, the type of individual training. The RSVP cycle is the tool and the outcome of this research.
Appeared in No. 9 of the journal Dance and Research of the University of Bologna: danzaericerca.unibo.it