Sat. Oct. 29    MAIN HALL - SANCTUARY

                        

10:00               Touch Workshop     

 

12:00               Song 

 

12:15               Meditation

 

12:30               Lunch break

                                                        

1:30                 Injury Testimonial/ flute solo 

 

2:00                 Addiction and its effects

 

2:45                 Wounded Warrior´s spokeswoman presentation 

 

3:15                 Dance in "Dress of Transformation"

 

3:30                 Trauma Workshop

5:30                 Dance in "Dress of Transformation"

 

6:00                 Dinner break

                                                                                           

7:30                 Dramatic readings of works by playwrights                                     Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Lotte Arnsbjerg. 

 

 

8:30                 Girl of Diamond Mountain - Performance

 

 

 

 

 

9:30                 Discussion Circle         

 

 

10:30               Music/Dance

 Sun. Oct. 30    MC.ALPIN SPACE  2nd FLOOR

 

12:30                Contemplation & Meditation as Healing Tool   

 

1:15                  Gospel Soloist "How I got over" and other songs

 

1:45              Dance in "Dress of Transformation"

2:00                  Piano duo

 

2:30                  EMDR Therapy  "Workshop" 

 

3.30                Dance in "Dress of Transformation"

 

4:00                  Concert

6:00                  Dinner break

 

7:30                  Dramatic Readings of works by playwrights                                    Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Lotte Arnsbjerg. 

                                 

MAIN HALL - SANCTUARY 

 

8:30                  Girl of Diamond Mountain   

 

 

 

 

9:30                  Discussion circle

 

10:30                Music/Dance

West Park Presbyterian Church

165 W 86th St, New York

www.westparkpresbyterian.org

 

 

 

Kiori Kawai

 

Marjorie Lipari

Barbara Pecarich

Hannah Jones with Gradie Markie, gtr.

 

Dr. Joel Solomon, M.D and NY addiction specialist.

Jennifer Mackinday

 

Kiori Kawai

 

Prema Kelly & Daniel Cook

Kiori Kawai

Read by Lotte Arnsbjerg, Carman Moore and Dena Miller from SATC (Scandinavian American Theater Company).

 

Carman Moore: music, Lotte Arnsbjerg: vocal, Kiori Kawai: choreography and dance, Catherina Bertolotto: projected video art. (little girl video by Lotte Arnsbjerg.)

 

 

Led by Sapphire (Author of “Push” that became the Oscar winning feature "PRECIOUS")

 

Westpark Pastor Bob Brashear&Home away

 

 

Sister Raj (Manhattan BK)

 

Jonathan Hoard

 

Kiori Kawai

 

Ken Bichel & Marianna Rosset

 

Ric Cherwin

 

Kiori Kawai

 

Skymusic Ensemble 

 

Read by Malene Schjoenning & Anna Tempte from SATC (Scandinavian American Theater Company).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carman Moore: music, Lotte Arnsbjerg: vocal, Kiori Kawai: choreography and dance, Catherina Bertolotto: projected

video art. (little girl video by Lotte Arnsbjerg.)

 

Led by Lotte Arnsbjerg & Carman Moore. 

 

HOME AWAY BAND Westpark Pastor Bob Brashear and friends

 

 

 

Carman Moore, NY

Composer, conductor, musician.

Founder of Transformation Festival concept.

Composer and musician in Girl Of Diamond Mountain. 

Head of Transformation Festival NYC.

GIRL OF DIAMOND MOUNTAIN - A multi media performance about a journey from victimhood to transformation. This dramatic song cycle of 12 songs chronicles the healing path of an innocent child from parental neglect and subsequent sexual abuse by someone close to the family  through a young adulthood wild and distorted by shame before finding peace as an adult through love and spiritual growth. 

THE SKYMUSIC ENSEMBLE, NY;   Founded by principal composer/conductor Carman Moore in 1980, the SKYMUSIC ENSEMBLE were Artists in Residence at New York’s St. John the Divine Cathedral for over 10 years. The Ensemble’s music, while classically-rooted, features stylistic mixes with jazz and world ethnic music and includes improvised passages within its written scores.  

Reading of "the Nightmare" short story by Lotte Arnsbjerg: A child´s point of view

in the moment of abuse.

 

 

 

Lotte Arnsbjerg, DK

Singer, actress, entrepreneur, performance trainer.

Founder of Transformation Festival concept. 

Singing actress in Girl Of Diamond Mountain.

Head of Transformation Festival Copenhagen. 

GIRL OF DIAMOND MOUNTAIN - A multi media performance about a journey from victimhood to transformation.  (see above)

Lyrics, melody, performance and song in Girl Of Diamond Mountain.

Author of "Child´s POV in moment of abuse".

Reading:  "It´s snowing" by playwright and poet Tomas lagermand Lundme (DK)

 

 

 

Kiori Kawai

Performer, choreographer and interactive installation artist. She's built up her own improvisatory movement vocabulary based on the techniques of meditation, Kinetic Awareness, Contact Improv, yoga and various dance trainings. She teaches workshops in the US, Japan and Europe exploring touch based improvised performances and touch as a healing tool.

Touch Workshops

The workshop will explore how the sense of touch effects our bodies and minds. Using awareness of breath and body sensation, participants will engage the different qualities of touch, develop trust and a feeling of safety, and learn how to say yes or no as a conversation through body movement. We'll discover our individual choices in every moment in motion.

 

 

 

Caterina Bertolotto,

NY video artist and designer. Art Students League of N.Y.  3D projections (which she calls “Lightscapes”) - exhibited in New York City and in Tokyo, Japan.

More than 60 collaborations with theater, music concerts, dance and opera both in the U.S.A. and abroad. Among collaborations are 9 with theater and movie director Julie Taymor, including special effects for the 1997 production of “The Lion King” on Broadway as well as for the most recent production of “The Magic Flute” at the Metropolitan Opera of N.Y.

Video artist in Girl Of Diamond Mountain. Creator and exhibition of "Transformation Dresses".  Coordinator and creative assistance on Transformation Festival, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toni Carmine Salerno

Artist of Transformation Painting. 

Toni has offered to donate the use of some of his magnificent paintings for

virtual identity of Transformation Festival. For that we are enormously grateful.

 

Toni Carmine Salerno´s about Transformation Festival and Girl Of Diamond Mountain:

"Music transcends everything, it is the universal language of the heart. Lotte and Carman’s music touches ones soul, it soothes and heals … it is pure love and light".

 

 

 

 

Sister Raj

Manhattan BK

"Contemplation & Meditation as Healing Tools" 

http://www.brahmakumaris.org/usJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Hoard

Hoard is a Brooklyn based singer and songwriter. Last summer he released an EP entitled "Feel Good". The songs on the EP are reflective and intended to provide healing and peace to the listener via urban beat production and vibrant melodies.
In the past year, he's performed and shared bills with Bilal, Sonnymoon, The Stepkids, Kimbra, and Pharoahe Monch. Additionally, in the last two years he successfully provided a jazz choral program for the 1st & 2nd Annual Jazz Festival of Xalapa, Mexico (resulting in a feature in “DownBeat Magazine”) as well as made his debut Montreal Jazz Festival and CMJ performances.

 

 

 

 

 

HOME AWAY  -  Bob Brashear and Friends

Pastor Robert Brashear, humanist and pastor at West Park Presbyterian Church - and  also the band leader of HOME AWAY band that plays country influenced popular music. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Somers-Jones

Flutist / accident survivor.  With guitarist Grady Markie head of “Thoughts Unrehearsed Band”.

Hannah Somers-Jones has experiences playing in Mud Season,

defunct rock group and jazz experience in her father Kyle Jones’ band.  

She will speak at the Festival about a recent terrible car crash and many reconstructive surgeries of the face and spine, which left her doctors cautioning that she might never play flute again. Post trauma she is again performing... with guitarist Grady Markie who has been very instrumental in her miraculous recovery. https://www.facebook.com/thoughtsunrehearsed

     

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Pecarich

began the path of Yoga and Vedanta with Swami Vishnu Devananda in 1984. She received initiation for Mystic therapy in 1994, after an intense 5-year yoga and meditation practice with master Jose at The School of The Golden Ray in Madrid Spain. Barbara is a practicing therapist, teaching and leading yoga and meditation in Europe and the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ric Cherwin, EMDR therapist 

Practicing psychotherapist specializing in EMDR and Schema therapy. He is also known as the singing auctioneer, and is a concert producer, singer/musician, composer, recording artist, former editor at the NY Daily News and an attorney, among his various pursuits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prema Kelley

E-RYT, Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher.

www.premakelley.com

Daniel Cook

LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Psychosomatic Therapist).             www.embodiedmindnyc.com

How do experiences of the past shape our relationship to the present?  How is memory encoded in our bodies?  Do body-based memories perpetuate reactivity rather than choice in our lives? In this experiential workshop we will explore the relationship of trauma in both mind and body.  Through neuroscientific research we will explore our inherent, biological defenses that become shaped by significant experiences and end up framing our "yes", "no", and "maybe's".   Movement, contemplative, and somatic oriented explorations will be offered to support nervous system regulation and the processing of significant memories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Solomon M.D.

NY Addiction and trauma therapist “Trauma: Disintegration/Reintegration Process.”

Joel is a psychiatrist in private practice in NYC. He is the Medical Advisor to the Major League Baseball Players Association. At Columbia Presbyterian Hospital he ran the Substance Abuse Program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marjorie Lipari

Singer/ song writer; Internet writer (A Prayer A Day); also known as Rev. Mudra

"Inspired to Inspire" Spiritwatching@aol.com, http://www.gofundme.com/r62jce7e

http://revmarjorielipariakarevmudra.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sapphire NY author;

Author of two English language collections of poetry, American Dreams, and Black Wings & Blind Angels. She is also the author of Pusti Luči Prizgane, a collection of Slovenian poetry published in 2008 by Alpha in Slovenia. Her award winning novel, Push, was adapted and made into the film Precious which won two Oscars. Her long awaited second novel, The Kid, was published in 2011. Her work has been translated into over fifteen languages. For more information about Sapphire go to:

www.blueflowerarts.com/sapphire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Skymusic Ensemble, NY

Founded by principal composer/conductor Carman Moore in 1980, the SKYMUSIC ENSEMBLE were Artists in Residence at New York’s St. John the Divine Cathedral for over 10 years. The Ensemble’s music, while classically-rooted, features stylistic mixes with jazz and world ethnic music and includes improvised passages within its written scores. 

Over the years its membership has included the late saxophone legend Sam Rivers, violin wizard Leroy Jenkins, percussionist Gordon Gottlieb of the N.Y. Philharmonic, master percussionist Eli Fountain, piano virtuoso Marianna Rosett, world music woodwind master Premik Russell Tubbs, masterful flutist Katherine Hay, First Moog Quartet synthesizer pioneer Kenneth Bichel, violin virtuoso Daisy Jopling, electric bass master Brian Lee, world-renowned flutist Linda Wetherill, and saxophone master Dale Kleps.

   The ensemble has performed world-wide—including for the Ballet Company of La Scala in Milan (choreography by Alvin Ailey) and in Geneva, Switzerland’s Made-in-America Festival.   Skymusic has performed at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival many times.

Ken Bichel and Marianna Rosett

Two world-class keyboard masters and both founding members of The Skymusic Ensemble.  During Skymusic years they began duo piano performances calling themselves Mannekrianna.  Kenneth, synthesizer pioneer and once a founding member of The First Moog Quartet, presently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he is a leader in the music community there. www.kenbichel.com

 

Marianna Rosett lives in New York and is a renowned piano teacher and improvisation performer.  Once a teacher of improvisation at The Juilliard School, she numbered such students as Robin Williams, Kevin Kline, and Christopher Reeve among those in the Drama School she taught. Recently she has composed the score to the musical EDWIN.

 

Malene Schjoenning

Danish NY actress and filmmaker. Malene is excited to be part of the first 

Transformation Festival in New York. 

www.mschjoenning.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Holsopple

Visual Artist; Prof. Visual and Communication Arts; Eastern Mennonite University; 

Painter of “Laments for An Age”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caterina Bertolotto

"Dresses of Transformation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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festival Exhibitions
Dramatic readings

Dena Rysdam Miller

Dena is a NYC based actress and teaching artist with Drama Club NYC. Dena is happy to be part of this powerful Festival. 

Anna Temte

Anna is a NYC based actress, connected to SATC and other drama instituts of NYC. Anna is excited to be part of Transformation Festival. 

New york

CONtact

copenhagen

contact

Lotte arnsbjerg

info@lottearnsbjerg.com

0045 26173045

Painting by Toni Carmine Salerno   ::   Web design/Graphics&Logo by Torben Egeris

 transformation festival  Team CONTACT

Lotte Arnsbjerg (DK)

Founder, Artistic director,

Organizer, Website.

info@lottearnsbjerg.com

(+45) 26173045

Carman Moore (NYC)

Founder, Artistic director, Organizer.

carman@carmanmoore.com

(+001) 646-226-0810

 

Mikkel Arnfred, (DK)

Video-works 

mikkel_arnfred@hotmail.com

(+45) 20464799

Mingo Schmøde (DK)

Graphics and website

me@mingo.net

+45 22949000

Tone Anker Nielsen (DK)

Communication, website, research, 

festival programme coordinator

toneankernielsen@hotmail.com

(+45) 61381449

 

 

Karen Nørskov (DK)

Dialogical integration expert

iamkaren@noerskov@gmail.com

(+45) 60662855

Daphne Dahlin (DK)

Sponsor and gifts coordinator 

daphnegeloia@gmail.com

(+45) 41440321

Olaf Gerlach-Hansen (DK)

Festival supervisor

ogh@danishculture.com

(+45) 23608500

Merete Monberg (DK)

Fundraising - sociale fonde

meretemr@gmail.com

(+45) 30281388

International

Zachary Tomlinson (NYC)

Artistic Partner

Executive&Artistic Director

At Center at West Park

zachary@centeratwestpark.org

(+1) 212 997 4490

Bina Hjorth (DK)

Producer

binahjorth@gmail.com

(+45) 26122760

Hannah Haansbæk Rasmussen (DK)

Communication, network, community

hannah.hr@icloud.com

(+45) 2624494845) 26122760

Malene Andreasen (DK)

Research and network coordinator 

(specialize in transgender) 

malene@lykkemalene.dk

(+45) 20911165