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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, go to the Nisonger Center event page.
About the Filmmakers:
Stephanie 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).