Five years later, I found a way to collaborate with her. Pauline is the author of Deep Listening, which is based on her life practice: “Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.”
I watched this video yesterday. It moved me to tears. Here is what I love: the seamless connection between the musician and the music. It is in her movement – watch closely – the way that she sometimes precedes the notes with the movement impulse. Other times, the music and the movement erupt simultaneously. It is like a current moving though her. I teach a practice called Authentic Movement – the mover, eyes closed, waits to be moved. That is what I see here. She is being moved by the music – as if she is being played. I love the quickness and the whimsy, the volatility and spaciousness. The color and contrast. But mostly I love seeing her dance with the music, be danced by the music.
My own practice has a performance artist, a dancer, has cooked down to this:
Listen. Move. Stillness. Breathe. Wait. Stillness. Feel. Let yourself be moved. Listen. Move. Wait. Feel. Wait to be moved. Move. Stillness. Breathe.
Thank you Pauline.