Yuji Oka and Stephanie Gottlob – Spiral Praxis

Yuji Oka and Stephanie GottlobOn March 20 - 22, 2017, Ohio State Dance Alumni and Artists/Somatic Practitioners Yuji Oka and Stephanie Gottlob visited the Department of Dance for a film showing of A Miracle Child and Polarities followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers. They also held several Spiral Praxis masterclasses with dance students about modern internal flow techniques, a bodymind system based on dance principles of flow, which is part of their signature somatic healing technique used to manage chronic injuries and pain. The residency was co-sponsored by the Ohio State Department of Dance and the Nisonger Center

"This short video was filmed at Ohio State Dance on March 22, 2017 during a two-day residency where Spiral Praxis founders Gottlob & Oka presented several masterclasses of their innovative bodymind theories and methods to Ohio State Dance students as well the Nisonger Center for Developmental Disabilities" (Spiral Movement Center). 

"A Miracle Child is a 50-minute documentary that chronicles story of Aidan, an 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. Filmed over two 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" (Spiral Movement Center). 

"Polarities is about two millennials who are learning about somatic bodymind methods for the first time" (Spiral Movement Center).