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The Greens at Greenwich and the Bruce Museum present

Afternoon of Wellness: Exploring How Art Moves Us

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 4:00-6:00 pm

Explore the exhibition Tracing Lineage: Abstraction and its Aftermath with a Bruce Museum Educator through the lens of movement and mark making. After this aesthetic experience, participants will work with Dance/Movement Therapist Grace Holden in the exhibition Anila Quayyum Agha: Dualities. Participants will be guided in exercises to help engage with the artwork nonverbally in a safe and supportive setting. The active portions of the program will be followed by a thirty-minute group conversation and light refreshments.

What to expect from the Dance/Movement Therapy Session:

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for a guided exploration of movement as a method of nonverbal communication and as a conduit for the mind/body/soul connection. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver agreeing to treat all spaces with respect and for the digital recording of the program.

$20 per attendee , click the link above right.

Grace Holden: R-DMT

Grace Holden: R-DMT

Grace holds a Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Sarah Lawrence College and earned her BA with an emphasis in interpersonal and relationship communication from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Her 10+ years of experience touring globally as a professional dance artist and musician informs her work of providing dance therapy in healthcare, residential and private group practice settings, by inviting individuals across the lifespan to discover their innate creativity as a resource for healing.

Presently, Grace is a Dance/movement Therapist and Creative Arts Therapist at Greenpoint Psychotherapy. Her holistic approach to psychotherapy involves the whole body. Through movement, Grace guides individuals into mind/body connection to experience fuller awareness and self-expression as ways to cope with life’s challenges. This creative process can help individuals to identify emotions and lived experiences that may be unconsciously held in the body, to bring insight and clarity into being, and to connect with one's core self.

Corinne Flax

Corinne Flax: Manager of School and Community Partnerships at the Bruce Museum.

Working in education has always been a part of Corinne’s life, ever since she first worked as a camp counselor in Chester, Connecticut. Since those early days she has received an M.A. from Bank Street in Museum Education and pursued a career in museum education.

Corinne joined the Bruce Museum in 2015 as Manager of School and Community Partnerships, where she develops curriculum and community partnerships and works to create intersections between art and science. Corinne recently completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training as well as an additional 20-hour Kids and Teens Teacher Training and is excited to incorporate movement into the museum experience.

Maria Scarosa

Maria Scaros: Executive Director of the Greens at Greenwich.

As the Executive Director of the Greens at Greenwich, a position Maria has held for over 9 years, she has shaped The Greens into a teaching site for master level students in the creative arts therapies. The Greens is the only memory care assisted living with an ongoing internship program for the creative arts therapies with onsite supervision. A licensed creative arts psychotherapist and board-certified trainer in drama therapy, Maria has developed and implemented innovative programming in various settings throughout her career and has mentored countless creative arts therapists.

Maria was among a group that founded the North American Drama Therapy Association in 1979. She is also an interfaith minister and clinical chaplain, has a bachelor's in interpersonal communications and anthropology from Hunter College; an MA in theater and an MEd in education from Columbia University; and is a doctoral candidate at NYU in Drama Therapy.

Maria’s passion for the creative arts in psychotherapy and her deep affection for the population with whom she works influenced her further studies in the neuroscience of the arts. She believes that the arts are a means to the spirit, the soul, and to our overall wellness as human beings.

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