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Part 2 of taped interviews between myself and Tamar which took place in January 2010. T & G – 2  T:      Sometimes we go into similar states in the work – Gregg and I – and sometimes we just get nasueas, exhausted; whatever he gets, I get. And today we got exhausted and I think it was from – we tried to find the place between the shin and the calf – the midpoint and

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Enter The Faun will have a national broadcast on March 28th as part of PBS/World Channel's award-winning series, America Reframed. You can view the trailer here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohD71Y_eoOo&feature=youtu.be As we reach what feels like an amazing culmination of the work we started over eight years ago, I find myself reflecting more and more on our experience and the works continuing impact. Nobody can say it better then ourselves. Below is the beginning of  two taped interviews

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I first met Margot Cole after the same production of Romeo & Juliet where I met Tamar. Her mother approached me and another TBTB company member about giving Margot acting classes. Those acting classes evolved into Margot and I starting our own body work sessions. We have been working together off and on since 2008/2009. Spoiler Alert! Margot appears as a character towards the end of the film. She was at the recent ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival screening on

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While Tamar and I were down in Sarasota, Florida for the premier of Enter The Faun at the Sarasota Film Festival this past April, we conducted several workshops with the Dance and Disability communities. This resulted in the formation of a new Posse, led by my friend, Katie Calahan and Lynn Hocker, a dancer based in Sarasota. Katie was a few years below me at Boston University's School of Fine Arts. We have kept in

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Today was our last full day in Valencia, Spain with the adults and students at Balletvale+. Huge strides were taken, new connections were made and an entirely new way of thinking and community was forged. Since this is the only night where we can actually take some time to enjoy this beautiful city, we're going to do just that, but stay tuned for another post before the end of the weekend that sums up our experience

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Enter The Faun made it's European premier tonight en CINES ABC PARK in Valencia, Spain. We couldn't be happier and are forever grateful for our hosts and the sponsors that made this all possible. Nos Encantamos, Gregg & Tamar Vamanos Mujeres! I don't want to miss the previews!   Mira! That's our film up there! Tamar & Gregg give an interviewed for Spanish Television The dancers from Balletvale+ and our Ballerinos friends from yesterday who came

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History makes one aware that there is no finality in human affairs; there is not a static perfection or an unimproveable wisdom to be achieved. -Bertrand Russell The worlds of dance, disability and medicine came together in a wonderful way today. Tamar, myself and the dancers of Balletvale+ visited Valencia's premier's dance company, Generalitat Valenciana. With any traditional dance company, the professional dancers would have taught the dancers with disabilities, but the work that Tamar

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It has been a very full forty-eight hours. I feel like Tamar and I have accomplished more in two days here in Spain then we ever could have imagined. This is in large part due to the generosity and dedication of our wonderful hosts at Balletvale+, who bring not only their incredible knowledge of dance to the table, but whom have created a space so filled with love and compassion for everyone who come through

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Tamar and I arrived in Valencia, Spain yesterday at the invitation of the fine people of Balletvale+, a local dance company founded by Esther Mortes. Balletvale+ started a dance program for young children with cerebral palsy in 2012 after Marcia Castillo, a local professor who's young daughter has CP, saw the Good Morning America profile (which originally aired in 2009), about our work and Diagnosis Of A Faun. We are thrilled that our work continues

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A few weeks ago in Tamar's class, Tamar started off the class by asking us where in our body we felt tight or stiff. I mentioned my feet, someone else mentioned their lumbar area and a third person said, their brain. We laughed, and then the laughter stopped. In the spirit of the class and following Tamar's lead, we began an hour and a half exploration of the brain as if it were just another

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I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weekend day and are getting out into this Spring air a bit, because it sure is nice out there right now. Or it was until I came back inside. I wanted to share an idea that we've got kicking around  for the continued outreach efforts around Enter The Faun. Enter The Faun premiered a few weeks ago at the Sarasota Film Festival and it was very well

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When the Cerebral Posse first met in March of 2014 several great things happened, but there were two big takeaways for me that evening: The first, I had something confirmed for me; that people with disabilities, and in this particular case, people with cerebral palsy, don't commune on a regular, consistent basis. At the start of the evening all of us acknowledged how strange this was. None of us had ever been around this many people with CP before.

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