Anna Halprin: Blank Placard Happening
8:30 pm, Meet inside PNCA Commons
Join in a reenactment of Blank Placard Happening, a performance by pioneering artist Anna Halprin, originally performed by the San Fransicso Dancer’s Workshop in 1968. Thirty years later, this simple but powerful choreographic score for pedestrians still resonates with a country at war and on the eve of a presidential election.
Participants are encouraged to wear white and bring their own blank white sign, some signs available on site. No previous performance or dance experience is required. The happening participants will parade one mile from PNCA Commons across the Broadway Bridge to THE WORKS at Leftbank.
Anna Halprin’s career has spanned the field of dance since the late 1930s, creating revolutionary directions for the art form and inspiring fellow choreographers to take modern dance to new dimensions. At the age of 87, Halprin continues to perform, teach, travel and make revolutionary work exploring the beauty of the aging body and its relationship to nature.
Opening Night at THE WORKS
9:00 pm until late, Leftbank
Once the white clad participants of Blank Placard Happening arrive at Leftbank, Deelay Ceelay take to the stage at THE WORKS, and downstairs in our TBA galleries, the ON SIGHT program opens. Drop in or stay all night for performances by Flash Choir and DJ Acidophilus.