The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor Gregg Mozgala with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation.
As Tamar Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to dance in her performance, they discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations are the impetus for her choreography and their unprecedented discoveries.
Enter The Faun is the story of a joyous, obsessed journey towards opening night. It challenges the boundaries of medicine and art, as well as the limitations associated with disability.
If you haven't seen this documentary it's a must see for anyone living with Cerebral Palsy and anyone who loves someone with CP. I think it's such a great movie anyone without a disability would find it fascinating too.
I have the DVD and I watch it often. I even put it on my computer so I can listen to it while I'm working.
When I found out about the movie and stalked Gregg (LOL) well, just badgered him as to when it would be released and we became friends which made me want to watch it even more because I knew it was absolutely true. It wasn't a made up story by Hollywood it was truly happening to my friend.
I think everyone with CP NEEDS to see this movie and see that there is HOPE! We weren't told that CP gets worse with age until we start to fall apart due to the unnatural gait and lack of body awareness combine to make it impossible to walk. Gregg and Tamar Rogoff has changed the game for us all, now we need doctors and therapists to get onboard and start really effecting the quality of life for everyone who lives with Cerebral Palsy.
Those of us that follow "Enter The Faun" Gregg and Tamar Rogoff feel very fortunate to have found something that has changed the world in respect to how we treat Cerebral Palsy now and in the future.
Gregg has Cerebral Palsy and has worked with various companies and received some acclaim even as Shakespeare’s Romeo, but it wasn’t until he met the choreographer Tamar Rogoff who wanted to train him as a dancer and create a work especially for him.
After grueling months of work which tried to re-direct the brains communication to the body and change body parts that had never been receptive to change, change began to happen.
Doctors had said Gregg would be in a wheelchair by the time he was 40; now he had new hope that he could control his fate.
I have the same type of Cerebral Palsy as Gregg - Spastic Diplegia.
I've seen the movie and I am friends with Gregg - What he and Tamar Rogoff have learned is beyond amazing and has changed the views of doctors about Cerebral palsy.
A Choreographer's Radical Approach
Recently I flew over to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Sydney, to try out a new kind of CP therapy in some awesome workshops and one on one with actor, Gregg Mozgala of 'Enter The Faun'. In these sessions we worked on techniques such as Shaking and Body Scripting, which I will explain in this video before showing you guys the results!
Whilst participating in a 10 day intensive exploration of the body, I sat down with Tamar Rogoff to discuss her practices of Shaking and Body Scripting, and how they could be beneficial to others with disabilities.
Walking progress from a 10 day intensive, working with Tamar Rogoff using shaking and body scripting techniques to combat habitual Cerebral Palsy patterns.
Baby Brains DO Recover, but Habit Hides It: Karen Pape at TEDxWinnipeg The fact of human neuroplasticity has led to new hope of recovery for adults with stroke, but a baby with a similar brain injury, leading to cerebral palsy (CP), has no hope of a cure. Why?
We learn to walk before we run and we assume the same process occurs in babies after injury. This expected sequence of development is the problem. The injured baby learns an abnormal walk with a damaged, immature brain.
John W. Quinn, author of Someone Like Me, talks about having cerebral palsy and the importance of proper nutrition.