On 27th June 2020 Tampala UK hosted an event on zoom to celebrate the 100th Birthday of dancer Anna Halprin. It was an uplifting three hours of film clips, discussion and physical engagement in our homes via the Tamalpa movement/drawing process.
I am so grateful to Anna (& filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson) for giving me permission to show two extracts of her film "Returning Home" in the PLACEIng Objects exhibition, last March. Thanks to Helen-Jane Ridgeway for facilitating our connection and to Libby Worth for her ongoing insights into Anna's work.
Tamalpa shared this clip of a work developed for her 95th Birthday by Anna Halprin in collaboration with her grandson Jahan Khalighi, that remembers events in her long career . It is such a life-affirming joy to watch here is the link: https://youtu.be/4EwJmQArYv4
During the Covid 19 lockdown period, Clare Parry-Jones and I joined Katy Whitaker and friends on a special walking engagement, "hosted" on Twitter by Sonia Overall called #DistanceDrift. Using scores and instructions we walked together as a collective, at the same time each week. In response to the scores we posted images live with the hashtag #DistanceDrift. Those that were shielding were able to contribute within the home.
Through it we discovered new local areas, exercised our creative and imaginative senses, got our hour of lockdown exercise, and additionally created a real sense of supportive agency and community across geographical and virtual space. Due to popular demand we have continued as an ongoing process each Sunday...
Here are a few images from the different walks.