Ancient Cultures and Eurythmy lessons
Thursday, July 5, 2012
While the tenth grade is studying ancient civilizations in the eurythmy lessons we look at various texts from texts such as ' The Egyptian book of the Dead" and the" Odyssey" by Homer. Egyptian Art contrasts greatly from the Greek and in Eurythmy we have an opportunity to look at history from an aesthetic point of view and try to experience these qualities through our own bodies by moving in space.The Greek Hexameter rhythm which is stressed throughout the classic works of greek literature has an underlying structure which is based on harmony. A perfect balance between in breath and out breath. Experiencing this rhythm through movement is one way of understanding the Greek culture and its love for harmony and proportion. Also moving forms in space such as the harmonious eight which balances both inner and outer is practiced during this year. From here we can work on forms that metamorphos. Symmetrical forms as well a geometrical forms are also worked on through out the year.