So much has changed since Anna Halprin first presented Parades and Changes. Just the fact that the performance was given for a live audience marked a major shift for the American performer and choreographer.
Before Parades and Changes internationally debuted in Stockholm, Halprin and her associates spent years experimenting in the studio, with no plan or aspiration to make the work public. However, in 1965, at the invitation to perform at a music festival, Halprin unveiled the fruits of years of research. The performance became the first in an incredibly long list of highlights that Parades and Changes has enjoyed in the five decades since. On Thursday, Parades and Changes reached new peak with the premier of Vertigo Dance Company’s three-part evening Global.