Wednesday, November 23, 2011

San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe

Eurythmy is an art form taught uniquely in Steiner schools around the world. It  brings music and poetry to expression through movements, gestures and colours.

In order to do this the choreographer has to have a sensitivity for the archetypal qualities standing behind the flow of sounds or words and bring them to life in each performance.

In Steiner education, eurythmy is seen as having value as an integrating experience for students, and it has also been developed as a therapeutic method that is applied by specialist practitioners.

Stars Once Spoke – Eurythmy Performance

In 2012 San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Theatre are touring New Zealand.  They will bring with them a programme devised by Astrid Theirsch and performed by 26 Upper School students who do Eurythmy as an elective.  In past years the troupe has toured India, China, New York and Europe.  

In this performance by the Troupe, eurythmy blossoms into a breathtaking art – pure poetry in motion! The new program will be premiered in February 2012 by the students who are 15 to 18 years old.

It features choreography to music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Paul Winter. A special fairy tale, The Dream Eater by Michael Ende, shows the magic side of sleep. Poems in several languages and humoresques round out the program. Delight in an experience of light, color, movement and music! The program is appropriate for all ages.

Raphael House will host them Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February.  They will do two school performances in the Little Theatre on Friday and a performance for the wider community on Friday evening.  They are not to be missed!

Here are a couple of videos of the Troupe for you to enjoy: