A Short Introduction to the Art of Movement
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A concise but informative guide to the three main strands of eurythmy: performance, education and therapy, this new edition has been revised and updated, and includes new color photographs of performance and educational eurythmy.
Rudolf Steiner initiated a new art of movement, which can be characterized as speech and music made visible. This concise but informative guide to eurythmy includes a brief survey of dance, from its origin in the ancient mysteries to its contemporary forms, placing Steiner's ideas in their historical context. It then goes on to explore the three main strands of eurythmy: as stage performance, in education, and in therapy, giving insightful examples of each.
This new edition replaces the out-of-print Eurythmy: Rhythm, Dance and Soul.
128 pages, 5 1/8" x 7 3/4", 2015.
Movement for the Young Child
A Handbook for Eurythmists and Kindergarten Teachers
Formerly titled: Eurythmy for the Young Child
Softbound, large format
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Eurythmy for the Young Child is a stunning collection of stories, songs and poems that will serve your children equally well as the basis for eurythmy, storytime, circle time or simple, delightful interludes throughout the day.
Estelle Bryer has had 45 years experience working with kindergarten children as teacher, adviser, puppeteer and eurythmy therapist but specializing as kindergarten eurythmist. The all-encompassing contents are a culmination of her work. The delightful lessons are suitable for circle time or eurythmy lessons (ages 3-8years), and are complete in themselves. They cover the seasons, festivals and stories such as the Turnip or Golden Goose and more, and include written music. They have separate suggestions for use by the kindergarten or eurythmy teacher.
There are also helpful suggestions and instructions for the kindergarten teacher or eurythmist in handling problems, creating moods and using descriptive gestures or vowels and consonants. The importance of eurythmy and the why and how it effects the development of the young child is clearly gone into as well as all the vital elements used for healthy growth. The stories, songs and poems are highly imaginative and fun!
This is another wonderful contribution by our friends at WECAN.
The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy
Hans-Broder von Laue and Elke E von Laue
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Eurythmy is a modern art of movement, and eurythmists work in the areas of art, healing, and education. The benefits as a healing social art are well known for both children and adults.
Rudolf Steiner gave a course on eurythmy therapy in which he described the process of “re-enlivening the whole physiology.” The authors of this book have researched eurythmy therapy for many years and The Physiology of Eurythmy Therapy is a comprehensive overview of their work. As such, it is also the clearest, most thorough explanation available in English as to the nature of the transformation of sound into eurythmy gestures and the effects of those gestures on the human body and soul. For practicing eurythmists and anyone who would like to explore and understand the profound healing potential of eurythmy as therapy.
Kinesthetic Learning for Adolescents
learning through movement and eurythmy
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Each elementary school child has opportunities on a daily basis to learn by using his hands, by moving, singing and through other activities. Learning with movement activities brings joy and success. Is this learning modality given the attention it warrants at the secondary level? Do high school students need to just grapple with information or do they need to be engaged and active in their learning? This book addresses these questions and presents many examples, most notably through eurythmy.
Rest and Repetitions in Music
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This book provides an introduction to Peter's convition of the power of music as essential to the development of well-rounded, balanced human beings. It is an exact yet sensitive study of the phenomena of rests and repetition in music.
For musicians and eurythmists, the import of the 'rest', the absence of sound, and its position between and relationships to the sounds before and after is fundamental. So, too, is the effect of repetition. For parents and teachers, Peter's shows how theses phenemena are more generally applicable in educaiton and life.
**Having taught at the Hanover Waldorf School for 22 years, Christoph Peter became Director of Music at the Stuttgart Teacher's Seminary. He was composer, promoter, performer and author whose magnum opus, Die Sprache der Musik in Mozarts "Zauberflöte" [The Musical Language of Mozart's "Magic Flute"], was published (in German) by Verlag Freies Geistesleben in 1983. This massive volume explores the intricacies of Mozart's Magic Flute.
A Creative Forece in Humanity
Experiences from Pedagogical Practice
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Sylvia Bardt has created a thorough overview of the why's, wherefore's and content of pedagogical Eurythmy as taught in Waldorf schools.
Her particular instructions are intended for Eurythmy teachers and will probably not mean all that much to those of us who are untrained. However, the love the author holds for her art and the children in her care shines through and informs all of us in so very many ways. Her accounts are insightful and warm - anyone wanting to gain an better understanding of what lies within the intent of pedagogical Eurythmy will be well met by this book.
A Lecture on Eurythmy
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An important introductory lecture on the new art of eurythmy given prior to a performance during a conference in Wales.