Enter the Faun: Film Screening and Workshop
Presented by San Francisco Dance Film Festival with UCSF/Reel Abilities and its Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science and made possible in part by Dr. Micki Klearman.
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Enter the Faun | USA | 2014 | 68 min | Directors: Tamar Rogoff & Daisy Wright
San Francisco Dance Film Festival partners with UCSF/Reel Abilities and its Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science to present the documentary film Enter the Faun. An unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that everyone is capable of transformation.
As choreographer Tamar Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to dance in her performance, the two discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations are not obstacles but the impetus for her choreography and their unprecedented discoveries.
Rogoff and Mozgala will be joined immediately after the screening by dance therapist, Anne Krantz, Ph.D., BG-DMT and Dr. Kimberly Topp, Ph.D., PT, UCSF’s Chair of Physical Therapy for a discussion and Q&A.
Thursday, October 12 | 4:00pm
Tamar Rogoff is a director and choreographer who explores the outer limits of how people negotiate extreme circumstances.
Gregg Mozgala is the Artistic Director of The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the “Disabled Experience.”
Anne Krantz, Ph.D., BG-DMT is a licensed clinical psychologist and dance/movement psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco.
Dr. Kimberly Topp, Ph.D., PT is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Professor in the Department of Anatomy.
Body Scripting Workshop
As seen in the film Enter the Faun, the experimental methods Tamar Rogoff used to transform the body of Gregg Mozgala, the young actor with cerebral palsy, will be employed during the 2-hour long movement workshop.
Open to all ages and levels of physical ability, the workshop has proven to be a fantastic teaching tool for dancers, physical and occupational therapists etc. to learn about different techniques to help re-envision a person’s physical body. The workshop is limited to the first forty guests.
Saturday, October 14 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm
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