“She is made up of depths even the ocean couldn’t fathom.” ― Jessica Katoff
Every woman is graceful deep within, but not all women have the power to use this grace in capturing the souls of many.
Julie Gautier is an artist and choreographer. Her talent of combining dance with diving is not something we see every day.
It’s not only a talent that is developed through constant practice but one that is combined with the greatest skill of a diver who is able to hold her breath for a longer period of time.
Julie Gautier’s performance in the world’s deepest pool, the Y 40, is simply captivating. It makes women relate to their own experiences of pain, letting go, and achieving grace.
And it’s what Julie aims for in this silent film. She knows every woman has her own share of suffering.
By sharing her own suffering through this silent film, Julie captivates the soul of many, not only the women of the world whom she dedicates this film for, but also the men.
Julie Gautier’s Beautiful Performance For 6 Minutes Underwater:
Julie titled this performance Ama, a Japanese word which means “woman of the sea” or female diver.
In Japan, the practice of Ama has been around for 2,000 years. Early Ama was known to dive for seafood and pearls.
Some of them were even honored with the task of retrieving abalone for shrines and imperial emperors.
“’Ama’ is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions.
I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water.
I dedicate this film to all the women of the world.” says Julie.
Julie’s depiction of Ama also awakens Japan’s tradition, which is starting to decline as more and more Japanese women adopt the advancement in technology and forget the old ways.
Basically, Julie’s message leads us to dive into the deepest part of her, and our own soul, where she shows us the greatest beauty she discovered and can contribute to the world.
It’s like diving into the deepest part of the sea to offer the world the most precious pearl from its depths.
And it’s something that all women can do. By diving into the deepest recesses of their own soul, any woman can show divine grace and feminine beauty that the world has forgotten.