CC ✕ Dansehallerne: Honoring the Legacy of Anna Halprin by Vala T. Foltyn


Copenhagen Contemporary and Dansehallerne invite you to an art talk celebrating the legendary performance artist and dancer Anna Halprin, on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

At the event you will meet the poetic choreographer and performance artist Vala T. Foltyn, who has studied Halprin’s choreographic works, which have been pioneering the development of postmodern dance. Foltyn talks about their close relationship, Halprin as her mentor and guide within the field of performance as well as their special exchange of experiences and inspiration.

The talk is presented in collaboration with Dansehallerne and performance artist and choreographer Vala T. Foltyn.



16.00-17.00: 1st part

17: 00-17.10: Pause

17: 10-18: 00: 2nd part

The talk is in English.


The event requires pre-registration. The ticket includes entrance and admission to CC’s exhibitions.

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please wear a face mask when moving around at CC. Feel free to take it off when you are seated.

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About Halprin

Anna Halprin was born in 1920 in the United States. At an early age she had an interest in the ritual dances of the Jewish community. She studied at the University of Wisconsin. Afterwards she moved to New York City, where she engaged in modern dance. She has challenged traditional dance methods and has, among other things, founded the first multi-ethnic dance troupe in the United States, educated HIV-infected men in San Francisco in the 1980s, organized artistic demonstrations to preserve nature, and sponsored the annual Planetary Dance ritual for peace. 

About Vala T. Foltyn

Vala T. Foltyn is a choreographer, political activist, performance artist, researcher, founder and curator of Lamella – the House of Queer Arts in Poland. She is a graduate of Shahar Dor’s Artness – Home and School for Movement in Israel, as well as Performers House in Silkeborg. Foltyn is currently researching witchcraft and politics as part of her education in Artistic Research at Malmö Art Academy. She is an interdisciplinary artist where art and life are an inseparable process.

About Dansehallerne

Dansehallerne is a national center for dance and choreography and an important partner in international networks. Dansehallerne is always engaged in development work to create the best possible conditions for artistic production and audience out-reach in the whole country.

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