Report: Eurythmy Parent Night

On Tuesday, November 12th, our visiting eurythmist, Sarah Weber led a group of ten parents, faculty and staff members in an introductory evening of eurythmy at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Island Lake. 

Eurythmy is a new art of movement and thus we began the evening by moving. Sarah led us in a series of walking explorations to bring us more consciously into our feet. We then explored the space below, above and finally the dynamic of the social space in which we meet one another. How eurythmy began, through a remarkable question posed by the mother of the first Eurythmy student, was shared with us in a brief presentation. Then, we got back on our feet. 

We explored straight lines and curves, which is the first lesson of first grade in Waldorf Schools across the globe. The world in which we live is composed of straight lines and curved lines. We moved these two fundamental forms with a lovely poem by Blake. In just a short time we experienced moving vowel sounds and the five-pointed star; first individually and then in two groups of five. We filled the space and the time with our movement together as well as a few excellent questions. 

We are grateful to Sarah for visiting our school and bringing eurythmy to our students. We look forward to her visit in the Spring and perhaps have an opportunity to schedule more opportunities for the adults in our community to participate and experience this gift. We wish to also thank the many Giving Circle Members from previous years who made this experience for our community possible.

William Blake poem:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
Morgan Branson
Morgan Branson
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