Film Screenings: Yuji Oka/Stephanie Gottlob

December 15, 2016
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Schulz Lecture Hall, 220 Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St.
Yuji Oka & Stephanie Gottlob

Scholars/artists Yuji Oka and Stephanie Gottlob visit the Department of Dance for a film showing of A Miracle Child and Polarities followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

A Miracle Child is a 50 minute documentary that chronicles story of Aidan, an eleven year-old boy with Cerebral palsy. Filmed over 2 years, the documentary not only shows Aidan’s motor progress but also the many facets of his life with his family and the special needs community (trailer below). 

Polarities is about two millennials who are learning about somatic bodymind methods for the first time (excerpt below).

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Nisonger Center is also hosting free public film screenings followed by Q&A with the filmmakers of A Miracle Child and Jordyn's Rocky Journey as part of their Topics in Developmental Disabilities Series. Jordyn's Rocky Journey is about a 13 year-old boy with autism who is learning how to express himself for the first time.

Monday, March 20, 2017
4 - 5:30pm
230 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr.
SEATING IS LIMITED for the film screening at the Nisonger Center but the event is also FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please RSVP for the Nisonger Center screening only to ann.robinson@osumc.edu.
For more information, go to the Nisonger Center event page.  

About the Filmmakers:

Yugi Oka & Stephanie GottlobStephanie Gottlob & Yuji Oka are founders of a new somatic paradigm, Spiral Praxis, which is one of the most comprehensive bodymind systems today. Based on dance principles of flow, they have created new innovative somatic healing techniques to help children and adults overcome chronic injuries and pain. Their ground-breaking work has been implemented at the Positive Education Program, The Center for START Services, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Parks Forestry and Recreation, and AutismOntario to help hundreds of children with special needs and disabilities recover their movement potential. Spiral Praxis techniques have also been successfully used in many diverse activities such as meditation, yoga, rock-climbing, music, dance, and athletics to accelerate the process of physical and mental learning. Currently, Gottlob & Oka teach somatics studies to students world-wide at their Toronto studio which is accredited with the International Somatic Movement Education Therapy Association (ISMETA).

Co-sponsored by:

OSU Department of Dance Logo              Nisonger Center

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