Jens Wazel is a photographer and filmmaker based in Berlin.

His film about Janet is part of his project to document the history of Conscious Dance, which also includes portraits of Anna Halprin, Daria Halprin, and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, among others.


"Janet speaks the word, arc, a number of times, at least once in reference to the arc of her life. Early on while working on the book of Janet’s writings, I remember being in Janet’s library, turning the pages of a book filled with drawings—Janet moving in an empty studio space in the presence of artist, Rosalyn Driscoll. It is an extraordinary document marking the beginning of a life-changing period of Janet’s life—the advent of her initiation and life as a teacher.


That someone, Rosalyn, was there, just at that time, to serve as a silent witness, an artist, an active silent witness engaged within her own creative process, continues to strike me as such a synchronous blessing. And now here you are, Jens, appearing all the way along the far reaching arc of Janet’s life—an active silent witness, an artist, engaged within your own creative process. Such grace. I experience the silence of your presence as filmmaker/editor illuminating what becomes visible, audible, palpable—Light, Beauty, Presence."


~Paula Sager (co-editor, with Bonnie Morrissey, of "Intimacy in Emptiness: An Evolution of Embodied Consciousness")

Drawing by Rosalyn Driscoll - All Rights Reserved