Pina Bausch was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director whose work was featured in Wim Wender’s 2012 3D film Pina. She died in 2009 shortly before the filming began. In the film several of her long-term students described her remarkable capacity to watch them patiently for hours as if she were inside of them. Her brief incisive comments and observations could liberate their spontaneous movements prior to any thought. This short clip offers a glimpse of the freedom that her dancers experienced. See if you can watch it without judgment and notice the visceral impact on your body as you do so.
–          John Prendergast

About John Prendergast

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology, the senior editor of two anthologies on the subject of nondual wisdom and psychotherapy – The Sacred Mirror (with Peter Fenner and Sheila Krystal) and Listening from the Heart of Silence (with Ken Bradford),  and has been a student of nondual teachings since reading the works of Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj over thirty years ago and then studying with the European sage Jean Klein from 1983 until his death in 1998 and with Adyashanti since 2001. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at CIIS and a psychotherapist in private practice in San Rafael. He also leads several private self-inquiry groups. Please see for more information.

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