The Unlimited Possibilities of the Human Spirit

An Exhibit of Diversity, Community, Humanity and Environment

N Scott Momaday

3' x 4' Acrylic on Canvas "Anna Halprin, Transforming Life Through Dance" © Nova Starling 2011


Anna Halprin, Transforming Life Through Dance

Artist's Comment

I saw Anna's life like the breath of the universe, inhaling the life force and exhaling the creative force. In keeping with the exhibit's theme and using the universe as the metaphor for the unlimited potential of the human spirit, I placed her figure in what is called a stellar breeze from the Large Magellanic Cloud found near the Milky Way. Here, she is orchestrating a dance that draws diverse people to join each other and add their unique artistic and creative gifts.

"A portrait of Halprin's life would show a true search for place and meaning - for the individual and the community - in the body, in the family and in the world"*

*Rachel Kaplan, Moving Towards Life: Five Decades of Transformational Dance.


Inspiration for the background was from the Hubble site, the Large Magellanic Cloud.


The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.


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