Penny Lewis • Dance Therapy Pioneer
“A must see for dance/movement therapists, this film shows the power of transformation, an inspirational portrait of a pioneer . . . a rich resource.” — Susan Loman, Director, DMT & Counseling, Antioch University New England
This film is about the contributions of Dr. Penny Lewis, a prolific writer and educator in the field of dance/movement therapy. Highlights are excerpts of group work from a never-released 1973 film, “To Move is to Be Alive;” as well as excerpts from an individual movement therapy session, along with Dr. Lewis’ comments on the interaction between herself and the patient. Colleagues and students further elaborate the significance of her work for the fields of dance/movement and drama therapy. Before her untimely death, she was honored by both professional associations.
Total Running Time: 39 minutes