Geometry and Eurythmy

Friday, May 25, 2012

In Seventh grade this year one of the exercises the students worked on was  the five pointed star with transitions. Each student stood at one of the points and  inscribed the interior movement of their position by moving  to the next position on the star. After each point moved to their new position each star travelled on to create a new star by turning inside out and reforming . This happened on 3 circles that connected all points. When three stars do this simulataneously at one moment all form disappears and only diagonal lines are to be seen. As each point progresses to reach its  new position like magic all three stars become visible again. This is one of the ways Eurythmy works to bring subject matter to life. Eurythmy helps to strengthen the powers of imagination through movement and awakens and strengthens the capacity for intellectual work.