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Teenage Dreams

The Red Book Dialogues

Saturday, November 28, 2009
1:00 PM–3:00 PM

A group of inspirational and talented teenagers will engage with fantastic images from Carl Jung’s Red Book and connect them to their own dreams, fears and aspirations. Educator and psychotherapist Dr. Robin Stern will facilitate the program and encourage multi-sensory responses from participants. This program especially designed for families of young audiences, will be interactive and audience will join the teens in exploring their own dreams.
Katherine Close (16 years old; Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner)
In 2006, at the age of 13, Katherine Close was the first girl since 1999 – and the first contestant from New Jersey – to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She won by correctly spelling “ursprache,” which means language that is the recorded ancestor of another language or group of languages. Now a senior in high school, Katherine hopes to pursue a career in journalism. Image: Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee
Tenzin Kunsel (15 years old; Singer)
Born in a Tibetan refugee camp in Southern India, Kunsel was raised by her mother Kalsang Wangmo. Since the age of five, Kunsel has been captivating audiences with her beautiful voice and her unique versatile style of singing. Kunsel sings in Tibetan, English and Hindi. Kunsel has performed for H. H. The Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Karmapa and is admired by celebrities such as Richard Gere and Uma Thurman.
Harrison Joyce (18 years old; Musician: Double Bass)
Harrison Joyce began his musical career at age 10 . At the age of 16, Harrison successfully auditioned for the Pre-College Division at the Juilliard School where he currently studies with principal double bass of the New York Philharmonic, Eugene Levinson. He has performed at Carnegie Hall three times and at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Currently a senior in high school, Harrison plans to study music in college.
Maryam Jahanbin (13 years old; Musician and Teen Entrepreneur)
Maryam is a 13 year old teen entrepreneur committed to helping others through art. Maryam, along with her siblings, makes cards called “AMA: Cards That Give Back”. All proceeds from selling the cards go to a charity of the children’s choice. She is currently raising funds for Smile Train, an international charity that provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to children in need. She studies piano, cello, Kathak (Indian dance) and Irish step dance. As part of her school’s Chamber Orchestra , she performed at the Carnegie Hall.
Nikita Manilal (19 year old; Dancer)
Nikita is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Economics and Art History.
She grew up in New York in an Indian Jain family that strongly believes in the Jain principles of non-violence. At Columbia, she is active with Ahimsa, a club that promotes non-violence on campus. Since the age of 6 she has studied Kathak, a traditional Indian dance form. She has performed at many prestigious venues such as Fashion Institute of Technology and Town Hall, among others, as part of a troupe of the Sarang Academy of Performing Arts based in New Jersey.

Robin Stern is a psychotherapist and educator who has developed, implemented, and written about personal and professional growth through self-awareness, emotional competence and ethical leadership (The Gaslight Effect: How to Spot and Survive the Hidden Manipulation Others Use to Control Your Life). With a doctorate in Applied Psychology, as well as a post-doctoral certificate in Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy, she is on the faculty of Teachers College Columbia University, Hunter College, and The School at Columbia University.
WNYC is a media sponsor of The Red Book of C.G. Jung
Promotional support provided by Pacifica Graduate Institute
These programs are presented in association with the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology