Movement in Company
Eurythmy seeks to make the inner movement of the spoken word and music visible. It guides us in finding a means of expression through bodily movement.
What is eurythmy?
Eu : that which is healthy, beautiful, in harmony
Rythmy (rhythm): a regular repetition, or in a gradual metamorphosis,
of a motif or alternating polarities
Eurythmy seeks to make the inner movement of the spoken word and music visible. In other words, the air is sculpted with words and through song. Thereby, eurythmy could be seen as a musical work during its execution or a poem when read out loud. It finds its means of expression
in the sculptural movements of the human body that are realized in space by one or more people. Participants are guided to move in a group and to reproduce geometric forms in space. The essence of eurythmy is based on the part of the human body that controls the flow of the vital force (the Qi or Chi of the Chinese).
Eurythmy nurtures team spirit, a sense of orientation, fluidity and inner harmony. The forms performed have a formative effect on a person’s physical and spiritual makeup.
Eurythmy is an art of movement that is beneficial for all, that harmonizes and strengthens the major functions of the body such as concentration, creativity and inner balance. It develops awareness in a holistic way, revives all our senses and has beneficial effects on brain lateralization.
It favours control of movement but also stimulates the psychic and intellectual vitality.
A social art par excellence, it moreover allows participants to live a group experience and to engage with the space.
Eurythmy helps to improve:
The turn of the 20th century saw an evolution in the arts that changed our vision of the world. Pioneers such as Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Gerda Alexander, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze and Martha Graham all contributed significantly to the field of movement. This period in time also brought forth eurythmy, namely through the works of the scientist, visionary, pedagogue, writer and philosopher Rudolf Steiner and his wife Marie von Sivers. Since that time, eurythmy is taught on the five continents as a performance art, therapeutic discipline, pedagogical tool and a means to prevent accidents in factories and promote well-being at the workplace.
Sessions are held in groups of 8 to 25 people.The exercises build on each other from week to week. To optimize results, we strongly recommend regular attendance by all members of a group.
Space and floor
The room should be large enough to accommodate all participants. We suggest approximately 7 square feet per person, or a minimum of 20 x 20 feet.
The room should be cleared and offer enough space for people to move about freely.
Chairs should be stacked up on the sides or moved to another room.
The floor should be clean to allow sitting or stretching out.
Carpeted floors are not appropriate; trapping dust, these often cause respiratory symptoms.
Rooms with a piano are welcome as this will allow to integrate musical components.
We recommend wearing light and loose-fitting clothes. This is conducive to developing relaxed and graceful movements. Ballet, jazz or gymnastic shoes with anti-slip soles are preferable.
Prices are established on a client-to-client basis depending on the desired program.
Group workshops (8 participants or more)
Private consultation or course