How music brings people back to life

My colleague Aita Passmore alerted me to this beautiful video, which shows a nearly completely unresponsive old man in a nursing home coming back to himself when he hears music that he loved as a younger man. Watch through for his crooning rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Ilana Rubenfeld, the founder of ourContinue reading “How music brings people back to life”

Moving and being moved – Rubenfeld and performing Shakespeare

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at what I can learn about healing from the Royal Shakespeare Company. The other night, I had the pleasure of watching another episode of Playing Shakespeare with my husband. We kept pausing it and excitedly discussing our understandings of what the great John Barton – then head of theContinue reading “Moving and being moved – Rubenfeld and performing Shakespeare”