The Bulletin

Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble to Perform at CWS

Monday, October 2011

Friday & Saturday, October 21-22

In School Performances on Friday: EC and 1st grade @ 9:30am / 2-6th grades @ 10:30am /  7-12th grades @ 1:50pm   Saturday: Public Performance for the community at 7:30pm in the CWS Auditorium

The Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble will perform The Flea and Little Louse – a charming and comforting tale from France – for younger children (EC through 1st grade).  Children in grades 2 through 6 will see a performance of The Goose Girl at the Well, a fairytale from the Brothers Grimm which cautions us that nothing is as it appears. Original music by Jonathan Ackerman leads us into this tale of enchantment where perhaps the witch is not really a witch, and the ugly goose girl not so ugly. Grades 7-12 will see the high school program.

Eurythmy Spring Valley’s evening program for adults is centered on Yeats’ poem “Sailing to Byzantium.” Evoking an image of the “holy fire as in the gold mosaic,” it movingly portrays the journey of deepening, with an understanding that, “An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing.” Through its ancient pictures, it tells of the search we each face to find what lies beyond our everyday self. Original music by Marcus Macauley is interwoven in the telling of Yeats’ dramatic tale. Surrounding this journey are pieces on the theme of light by such poets and composers as Wendell Berry, Meister Eckhart, Debussy, Massenet, and Messiaen. It is also influenced by the last panel of the Foundation Meditation by Rudolf Steiner.

Tickets for the evening performance are $12.00 in advance (available in the Main Office) and $15.00 at the door. Cash only, please, and exact change is greatly appreciated!
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An additional opportunity for a full day of study with Spring Valley Eurythmy Ensemble:

Two Eurythmy Workshops and an Evening Performance on Saturday, October 22

Attend these dynamic workshops:

Speech Eurythmy Workshop with Christina Beck: Moving Sounds of Poetry
In this speech eurythmy workshop, you will move to seasonal poetry. The group will explore
creative texts through rhythms, sounds and meaning. Please wear loose fitting clothes and eurythmy shoes.

Tone Eurythmy Workshop with Barbara Schneider-Serio
You will be working with exercises and elements of tone eurythmy, such as pitch, rhythm, harmony, and phrasing, and the group wil look at a Schumann piece and enjoy finding a choreography for it.

In the evening you can attend the Spring Valley Eurythmy Performance with workshop members.

For complete details, and a history on the Spring Valley Eurythmy School, Susanne Zipperlen , CWS Eurythmy Teacher at 773-728-5282.

These events are co-sponsored by Chicago Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner Branch and the Christian Community Church.