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JWA News Release: November 1, 2011

Contact: Alan Kravitz, akravitz@jwa.org; 617-383-6753



The Jewish Women’s Archive and the Boston Jewish Film Festival are presenting “Breath Made Visible,” a film and forum about dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin, on Sunday, November 13, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts (Alfond Auditorium) in Boston.

“Breath Made Visible” tells the story of Anna Halprin, who, for more than half a century, has been breaking with convention and inspiring new directions in dance, theatre, art, expressive therapy and community rituals.

The film will be followed by an interactive forum, which will explore various influences on her work including her Jewish origins, gender, dance training and colleagues, marriage, social and political activism, environmentalism, and her confrontation with cancer and aging. Gail Reimer, JWA’s Executive Director, will moderate the forum, which will include the film’s director, Ruedi Gerber, along with Debra Cash, arts and culture commentator; Iris Fanger, dance/theater critic and historian; and Eleanor Rubin, artist and author of “Dreams of Repair.”

“We are delighted to be a part of this presentation and to shed light on this unsung Jewish woman with a remarkable story,” Reimer said.

Tickets for the film, at 12:30 p.m., are $12 ($11 for seniors and students.) The forum, at 2:15 p.m., is free and open to the public.

For tickets or more information, go to www.bjff.org or call 617- 232-2258.

About the Jewish Women's Archive
The mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive (jwa.org) is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich history of American Jewish women. JWA is nationally recognized as a vital contributor to a more expansive and inclusive vision of Jewish life, past, present and future. Through its innovative uses of technology and its collaborative partnerships, JWA has successfully changed the way history is researched, recorded, and taught.

About The Boston Jewish Film Festival
The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents the best contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes at its annual Festival and throughout the year. Through features, shorts, documentaries, and conversations with visiting artists, the Festival explores Jewish identity, the current Jewish experience, and the richness of Jewish culture in relation to a diverse modern world. The Boston Jewish Film Festival, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "JWA News Release: November 1, 2011." (Viewed on March 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/news/2011/111101-breath-made-visible-a-film-and-forum-to-be-presented-nov-13>.


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