Journey In Sensuality - Anna Halprin & Rodin

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Journey In Sensuality - Anna Halprin & Rodin

a documentary by Ruedi Gerber, 62 min, Switzerland 2016
"The world won't be happy until all men have the souls of artists." – Auguste Rodin

At a time in her life when she was shocked and dismayed by images of the War in Iraq and the spread of violence in the world, Anna Halprin paid a visit to the Rodin Museum in Paris. Deeply moved by Rodin's sculptures, she decided to create a dance performance based on Rodin’s compelling figures, a performance that would give expression to her vision of the human body as a reflection of nature: innocent, true and beautiful.

The film recounts this creative process and, for the first time in her seventy-year career, we get to watch Halprin in the act of creation, giving shape to her vision. Fred Frith composed an extraordinary soundtrack to accompany the dancers’ movements and the images of Rodin's sculptures, whereby the film becomes a poetic confluence of two artistic visions.

Download articel by Joseph Nechvatal (Hyperallergic) - PDF

Festivals and awards

International cinema release 2017
Director and Producer: Ruedi Gerber
Original music: Fred Frith
Edit: Aline Herve
DOP: Adam Teichman
Sound design: Riccardo Spagnol

Distribution: Frenetic Films, Switzerland
Contact: krempke(at)
Streaming on cinefile