Body Scripting Workshop with Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala
Movement Research and Dance Films Association
Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala
Friday February 12
Abrons Art Center Studio G05
Register here: https://form.jotform.com/MovementResearch/workshop-body-scripting
Body Scripting Workshop:
Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala offer a Movement Research Workshop in partnership with the Dance on Camera Festival co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, coinciding with the screening of the documentary, Enter The Faun. The film, directed by Tamar and Daisy Wright, shows how as a choreographer Tamar trained Gregg, an actor with Cerebral Palsy, to become a dancer. They will demonstrate the experiential methods used to transform Gregg's body. Sitting on chairs or standing and moving through the room, participants are guided into experiencing new and surprising places in their own body from which to move. Whether it's the feel of the cheek bones or being led to the sternum, or tailbone, the participants explorations take them far from their habitual patterns to discover a freedom in movement that they might not have known they had. This 2 hour workshop is open to all, from dancers to physical therapists, from people with disabilities to neurologists. No movement training necessary.
Tamar Rogoff is a choreographer and filmmaker who explores the outer limits of how people negotiate extreme circumstances. Her work has been presented at numerous venues, both nationally and internationally, including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, PS122, La MaMa Theater, and the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn. Rogoff was movement coach to Emmy award-winning Claire Danes for HBO's "Temple Grandin," and also coached the lead actor in Stephen Daldry's film "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Her choreographic work "Diagnosis of a Faun," which became the subject matter for her and Daisy Wright's documentary "Enter the Faun," premiered at La MaMa in 2009 and subsequently toured. Rogoff's work is featured in the book "Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces." She is an adjunct faculty member at the Experimental Theater Wing at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has been teaching and developing her unique brand of bodywork classes for over twenty-five years.
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." A critically acclaimed actor and playwright, Gregg has been in various New York productions Off and Off-Off Broadway. Along with choreographer, Tamar Rogoff, he has been invited to speak about the effects of cerebral palsy at the Wyss Institute For Biological Engineering at Harvard University, La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago, Eastern Carolina University Medical School, Columbia University Medical School and the Kennedy-Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. He now teaches and works with adults and young people with CP and he helped to start the first "Cerebral Posse" in New York City.
Photo courtesy of the artist.