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Anna Halprin Dies at 100; Choreographer Committed to Experimenting

Fascinated by movement as a child, Ms. Halprin was encouraged by her parents, who enrolled her in dance classes and even occasionally had dance teachers live in their house. She attracted the attention of Doris Humphrey, one of the era’s leading choreographers, but Ms. Halprin knew that her family wanted her to attend college, so she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, Madison, which offered a progressive modern-dance curriculum.