Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks

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Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks

Full Program: 2016 World Science Festival | 01:35:32

Original Program Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Featuring Pianist Timo Andres, Composer, Pianist Michael Brown, Choreographer Aletta Collins, Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Dancer Conor Doyle, Actor, Singer Christine Ebersole, Journalist John Hockenberry, Opera Singer Eric Jordan, Composer Tobias Picker, Music Therapist, Psychologist Concetta Tomaino, Design 59 Productions, and Director John Plummer

Awakening the Mind is a tribute to the remarkable life and work of Dr. Oliver Sacks. A physician, best-selling author, professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine, and regular contributor to the World Science Festival, The New York Times called him "a poet laureate of contemporary medicine" and "one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century." With stories from friends, colleagues, patients, admirers, and Dr. Sacks himself, this multi-media memory piece of music, image, and language brings to life this extraordinary man who had an incalculable impact on the worlds of medicine and storytelling. Produced in partnership with the Oliver Sacks Foundation.


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Timo Andres

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Michael Brown

Composer, Pianist
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Aletta Collins

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Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

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Conor Doyle

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Christine Ebersole

Actor, Singer
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John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry

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Eric Jordan

Opera Singer
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Tobias Picker

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Concetta Tomaino

Music Therapist, Psychologist
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59 Productions

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John Plummer

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