a film by Ruedi Gerber, documentary, 30 min., 2010

SENIORS ROCKING explores the artistic process of Anna Halprin, a pioneer of American dance, through the prism of a single performance piece. The film retraces not only the development of a unique performance with residents of two nursing homes in California, but also the growth of a sense of community when fifty people from various walks of life, age 65 to 100, join forces to perform together.

Underpinned by Halprin’s conviction that dance and movement embolden people to express themselves and, in so doing, change their lives, the film shows how the participants give physical shape to their personal messages for posterity through a dance performance.

cast & crew
Director and producer: Ruedi Gerber
DOP: Adam Teichman
Edit: Francoise Dumoulin
Co‐Producer: Mike King
Music: Mario Grigorov
Sound editing: Margaret Crimmins

additional information
press book (pdf)