Eurythmy

Eurythmy is an art of movement, which was initiated by Rudolf Steiner in the beginning of the twentieth century, in a time when social-political and cultural traditions were changing radically. This form of movement, unique to Waldorf education, views the human body as an instrument. It expresses in movement the creative forces of Speech, Drama and Music. These are the realms in which the human soul and the spirit live, and through which the human being expresses different moods and contents.

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Eurythmy performance in the junior primary school

Eurythmy is a subject that is taught from kindergarten until the final years of high school. Each lesson is an education in movement and rhythm. The ear of the child is tuned to listening with ever deeply accuracy to tones and inflections of the voice as the group creates movements to either music or the spoken word. There is much room in the Eurythmy lesson for developing the themes of their current main lesson. For example, geometrical forms can be used as a basis for movement and music and poetry can be drawn from a main lesson such as Ancient Greece. Throughout the primary school the children regularly show their work in performances. In high school the students finally create an own individual piece of work as a performance.

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