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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 5:59pm

IT'S EVERYBODY'S OCEAN (documentary), 2014
directed by Atsuko Quirk
USA/Japan, 40', Japanese subtitles over English & English subtitles or Japanese dialog
Showtime: Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 6 pm
SOLD OUT!

Please join us for a reception & community screening of the new documentary "It's Everybody's Ocean" (40') about the consequences of out-of-control consumption and one island community's efforts to stay afloat amongst the mounting garbage. Director Astuko Quirk will be on hand to lead a Q&A and announce her next project, documenting the re-forestatation of Tohoku. A suggested donation of $10 will support the film.
 
It's everybody's ocean,
it's everybody's problem.

This documentary tells a story of how marine debris is affecting the people of Ikema, a tiny and beautiful island of the Miyako Islands, known for its stunning coral reefs. The island's once pristine beaches now play host to tons of plastic marine debris, originating from all over Asia, polluting their beaches, and threatening the lives of marine species. This is the story of a small island struggle with plastic pollution. 

The people of Ikema are committed to keeping the beaches clean and free from marine debris. They do this to prevent trash from going back into the ocean after storms, and to preserve tourism. But most importantly, they do this because of their spiritual commitment to the island. People on Ikema have been praying to nature gods for over 500 years. They still have a deep respect for the ocean as one of their nature gods. 

"It's Everybody's Ocean" won the best documentary short at NYC International Film Festival in 2014 and two awards at other festivals. It has been shown in 10 cities all over the world.

Watch the trailer:

 

 

Learn moreWatch trailerAtsuko Quirk's web site

 

January 201524 6 pm
CRS Presents
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 5:59pm

IT'S EVERYBODY'S OCEAN (documentary), 2014
directed by Atsuko Quirk
USA/Japan, 40', Japanese subtitles over English & English subtitles or Japanese dialog
Showtime: Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 6 pm
SOLD OUT!

Please join us for a reception & community screening of the new documentary "It's Everybody's Ocean" (40') about the consequences of out-of-control consumption and one island community's efforts to stay afloat amongst the mounting garbage. Director Astuko Quirk will be on hand to lead a Q&A and announce her next project, documenting the re-forestatation of Tohoku. A suggested donation of $10 will support the film.
 
It's everybody's ocean,
it's everybody's problem.

This documentary tells a story of how marine debris is affecting the people of Ikema, a tiny and beautiful island of the Miyako Islands, known for its stunning coral reefs. The island's once pristine beaches now play host to tons of plastic marine debris, originating from all over Asia, polluting their beaches, and threatening the lives of marine species. This is the story of a small island struggle with plastic pollution. 

The people of Ikema are committed to keeping the beaches clean and free from marine debris. They do this to prevent trash from going back into the ocean after storms, and to preserve tourism. But most importantly, they do this because of their spiritual commitment to the island. People on Ikema have been praying to nature gods for over 500 years. They still have a deep respect for the ocean as one of their nature gods. 

"It's Everybody's Ocean" won the best documentary short at NYC International Film Festival in 2014 and two awards at other festivals. It has been shown in 10 cities all over the world.

Watch the trailer:

 

 

Learn moreWatch trailerAtsuko Quirk's web site

 

January 201524 6 pm
CRS Presents
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:43pm

CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. This one-day workshop is ideal for Actors or anyone looking to free the vocal apparatus in a gentle but deeply effective way, as well as for individuals looking for relief from TMJ / jaw grinding. 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.

ABOUT SITA MANI

Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.

She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.

Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was  Principal Dancer  and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.

In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.

Learn more.

Feb 20152210 am – 4 pm
Sita Mani
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:43pm

CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. This one-day workshop is ideal for Actors or anyone looking to free the vocal apparatus in a gentle but deeply effective way, as well as for individuals looking for relief from TMJ / jaw grinding. 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.

ABOUT SITA MANI

Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.

She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.

Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was  Principal Dancer  and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.

In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.

Learn more.

Feb 20152210 am – 4 pm
Feldenkrais
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:43pm

CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. This one-day workshop is ideal for Actors or anyone looking to free the vocal apparatus in a gentle but deeply effective way, as well as for individuals looking for relief from TMJ / jaw grinding. 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.

ABOUT SITA MANI

Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.

She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.

Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was  Principal Dancer  and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.

In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.

Learn more.

Feb 20152210 am – 4 pm
Feldenkrais
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:40pm

CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.

ABOUT SITA MANI

Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.

She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.

Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was  Principal Dancer  and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.

In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.

Learn more.

Jan 16 – Feb 20, 2015 Fridays 10 – 11 am
CRS Presents
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:40pm

CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.

ABOUT SITA MANI

Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.

She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.

Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was  Principal Dancer  and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.

In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.

Learn more.

Jan 16 – Feb 20, 2015 Fridays 10 – 11 am
Sita Mani
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:40pm

CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.

ABOUT SITA MANI

Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.

She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.

Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was  Principal Dancer  and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.

In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.

Learn more.

Jan 16 – Feb 20, 2015 Fridays 10 – 11 am
Exhibition
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:03pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Marianne Gunther, artist & creative art psychotherapist. In addition to Marianne's newest work, the art and testimonies of 3 individuals who experienced the benefits of art therapy with Marianne will be on display.

An Opening Reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. ​Immediately following the reception please join us for an intimate concert of Latin jazz and original compostions by world-renowned pianist Chiemi Nakai.

About

Marianne Gunther is a New York State- licensed creative art psychotherapist in private practice here at Center for Remembering and Sharing, New York City. In addition to her private practice, Marianne is a member of the psychiatric creative art therapy team of Woodhull Medical Center, providing individual and group art therapy services for patients on the medical detoxification unit. Fueled by her commitment to support children facing grief, Marianne is a bereavement group facilitator for A Caring Hand: The Billy Esposito Foundation.

In this exhibition, Marianne reveals her "reflected reverie," passionately painted images of sky, landscapes, portraits, moments of private reverie, when distinctions between reality and perception soften.  Drawing upon Tibetan practices of Shinay and Prajna Paramita, Jon Kabot -Zinn’s mindful meditation and Carl Jung’s active imagination, each image reflects her practice of meditating “with open eyes.” All paintings were created in water based oil paint on cotton canvas. All original paintings are for sale. Reproductions will be available after Jan 9th 2015 on Redbubble.

Marianne received her B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, her Masters in art therapy from Pratt Institute and is currently a candidate for psychoanalysis at the Institute for Expressive Analysis, New York. A graduate of the Emma Willard School, in 1999, she was awarded Outstanding Young Alumna award, in recognition of her achievements in creative art psychotherapy. Marianne’s essay: “The one word we knew” was one of eleven essays featured in Defining Moments for Therapists (pp. 149-153). New York, NY: Life Sherpa.

 

Marianne Gunther's web site

Opening Jan 201510 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Marianne Gunther
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:03pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Marianne Gunther, artist & creative art psychotherapist. In addition to Marianne's newest work, the art and testimonies of 3 individuals who experienced the benefits of art therapy with Marianne will be on display.

An Opening Reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. ​Immediately following the reception please join us for an intimate concert of Latin jazz and original compostions by world-renowned pianist Chiemi Nakai.

About

Marianne Gunther is a New York State- licensed creative art psychotherapist in private practice here at Center for Remembering and Sharing, New York City. In addition to her private practice, Marianne is a member of the psychiatric creative art therapy team of Woodhull Medical Center, providing individual and group art therapy services for patients on the medical detoxification unit. Fueled by her commitment to support children facing grief, Marianne is a bereavement group facilitator for A Caring Hand: The Billy Esposito Foundation.

In this exhibition, Marianne reveals her "reflected reverie," passionately painted images of sky, landscapes, portraits, moments of private reverie, when distinctions between reality and perception soften.  Drawing upon Tibetan practices of Shinay and Prajna Paramita, Jon Kabot -Zinn’s mindful meditation and Carl Jung’s active imagination, each image reflects her practice of meditating “with open eyes.” All paintings were created in water based oil paint on cotton canvas. All original paintings are for sale. Reproductions will be available after Jan 9th 2015 on Redbubble.

Marianne received her B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, her Masters in art therapy from Pratt Institute and is currently a candidate for psychoanalysis at the Institute for Expressive Analysis, New York. A graduate of the Emma Willard School, in 1999, she was awarded Outstanding Young Alumna award, in recognition of her achievements in creative art psychotherapy. Marianne’s essay: “The one word we knew” was one of eleven essays featured in Defining Moments for Therapists (pp. 149-153). New York, NY: Life Sherpa.

 

Marianne Gunther's web site

Opening Jan 201510 4:30 – 6:30 pm

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