Breath Made Visible: Anna Halprin
Breath Made Visible: Anna Halprin (2010)

Synopsis: BREATH MADE VISIBLE is the first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance's power to teach, heal, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Breath Made Visible is an admiring documentary portrait of Anna Halprin, a woman so remarkable it is hard to fit her into the confines of a film, let alone a sentence.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Packed with illuminating interviews and lyrical movement, Breath Made Visible portrays a woman with angels in her feet and innovation in her blood. Long may she rock.

Cath Clarke

She still dances beautifully, with dignity and the intensity to the marrow that takes your breath away.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A vivid and haunting portrait of an artist's long career, filled with snippets of dance film that make you want to see more...

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

At nearly 90 years old, an age when most people are sitting around wait ing for the Grim Reaper, envelope-pushing, modern-dance pioneer Anna Halprin is still mentally and physically spry.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

An amazing woman, a less than amazing film.

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Michael Fox
L.A. Weekly

It's no small feat to make a legend life-sized and accessible without dispelling her greatness and mystique, yet Gerber pulls off a delicate tightrope act with relaxed ease.

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Aaron Hillis
Time Out

So much information, context and personality is squeezed into such a succinct package that, primer or not, you're left with a strongly realized sense of who Halprin is and what she's accomplished.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Cutting-edge artists require more sure-footed guides than you'll find in Breath

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Magnificent! What an incredible woman. This film manages to capture why modern dance may be my favorite art form. I see it as using the body as the medium and… More