Sunday, May 5, 2013

Learning About Eurythmy

A World on Movement & Expression
 Eurythmy was introduced into the curriculum of the first Waldorf school by Rudolf Steiner in 1919.  It is a discipline of original artistic movement that strives to make language and music visible. 
Needle Felted Angel
"If a human being reveals through eurythmy-gestures what his being inherently possesses as language, and enables the entire soul experience to become visible, then the mysteries of the world may be artistically expressed."
-- Rudolf Steiner
Rainbow Play Silk
  The aim of eurythmy is to speak and sing through movements and gestures that reveal to the eye what language and music bring to the ear. The movements of the eurythmist reveal inner soul experiences and relate them to the surrounding space. These movements can vary from simple hand gestures to those involving the whole body.  
 Compositions of pure eurythmy can be performed with or without accompaniment by language or music. Those performed without accompaniment are often profoundly meaningful for audiences and can be an essential contribution to the repertoire.
Rainbow Play Silk
No matter what age the individual, everyone can benefit from doing eurythmy.  The lessons begin in kindergarten and develop right up to the twelfth class in tune with the maturing growth of the pupils. “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” - Paul Klee
Needle Felted Sun Goddess 
A special thanks to the Discover Eurythmy website for the information and quotes in this blog post.  For more information and to explore on your own please visit their website.

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