I Projected Learning Goals and Objectives:
This course is designed to give prospective high school teachers a lively personal experience of the art of eurythmy and its role in the Waldorf high school. Students are expected to have had an introduction to eurythmy as prerequisite to this course.
The goals of this course are to enliven students’ experience and understanding for eurythmy and its relationship to the high school curriculum, as well as to facilitate a deeper understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s vision of the human being through eurythmy. The course will demonstrate how eurythmy bridges themes from the curriculum through poetry, music, movement styles, etc. Classes will require some documentation of course work.
II Outline of Topics to be Covered:
An introduction to basic speech and music eurythmy principles including contraction and expansion, dynamic of moving straight lines and curved forms, visible expression of speech and music, introduction to geometric forms, and copper rod exercises. Students will experience and discuss the role of eurythmy in the high school.
Students are expected to attend all classes, participate in final showing of work, and submit documentation of work as requested. Students should bring eurythmy shoes (or purchase them at the Center’s bookshop prior to the first lesson), an unlined journal, pencils, eraser, and colored pencils. Class dress should be appropriate for movement: loose fitting and comfortable. Please bring clothing appropriate for a final presentation of work; best suited apparel is: loose, flowing clothing, light colored, that covers arms and legs.
IV Suggested Reading:
A.C. Harwood, Eurythmy and the Word (available at the start of the course)
Rudolf Steiner, The Alphabet (lecture of 18 December1921); available at the start of the course or online at Rudolf Steiner Archives.