Lory Maier-Smits The First Eurythmist
Eileen Hutchins and Magdalene Siegloch
This book traces the story of the first eurythmist, Lory Maier-Smits, with artistic care and loving detail. The author describes her early exposure to anthroposophy; her training under Rudolf Steiner from 1912; the first performance of eurythmy during the Theosophical Society festival in 1913; Rudolf Steiner’s lectures on the new art of movement; the staging of eurythmy under the direction of Marie Steiner; and Maier-Smits’ later work as a trainer of eurythmists. Also given is an account of Maier-Smits’ path of personal development, her marriage and family life.
Born in Stuttgart in 1917, Magdelene Siegloch trained in eurythmy under Else Klink at the Eurythmeum in Stuttgart.