This 2009 documentary is a fascinating history of postmodern dance as seen through the life of one of its innovators. Winnetka-born Anna Halprin broke early with Martha Graham’s formalism to develop a performance style that would incorporate social activism, mythology, psychology, and harmony with nature. A dancer with a flair for comedy, Halprin left the New York stage for Northern California and in 1955 founded the San Francisco Dancer’s Workshop, eventually enrolling students from Watts to make it the first multiracial troupe in America. A long, happy collaboration with A.A. Leath and John Graham ended when she chose to focus creatively on ritual, and bouts with cancer in the early 1970s inspired her to change direction yet again, approaching dance as a path to holistic healing. Ruedi Gerber directed.