Eurythmy Workshop. Saturday 17th December

Dec 12, 2016

A 6 minute video with Patricia and Claudio on Eurythmy and their own journey through it: MELISMA INGLES

As Eurythmy isn’t known by many here is an explanation, but really, the real way to find out about it is coming to this workshop and experiencing for yourselves!


Eurythmy is an expressive movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner in conjunction with Marie von Sivers in the early 20th century. Primarily a performance art, it is also used in education, especially in Waldorf schools, and – as part of anthroposophical medicine – for claimed therapeutic purposes.


Eurythmy’s aim is to bring the artists' expressive movement and both the performers' and audience's feeling experience into harmony with a piece's content;[3] Eurythmy is thus sometimes called "visible music" or "visible speech", expressions that originate with its founder, Rudolf Steiner, who described Eurythmy as an "art of the soul".


The gestures in the eurythmist's movement repertoire relate to the sounds and rhythms of speech, to the tones and rhythms of music and to soul experiences, such as joy and sorrow. Once these fundamental repertoire elements are learned, they can be composed into free artistic expressions 


 The workshop


Date: 17th December

Time: 10:00-13:30 includes one break (no lunch break)

Venue: Steiner Academy Bristol Chalep / Dance Space

Cost: £20 (£15 concession and bursaries available, please get in touch!)


The workshop will involve the two spectrum of Eurythmy: speech and music. 


First part – 10:00 - 11:30


The speech through the basic forms of movement

Through the primary forms straight lines and curves, we find in our movement all the possibilities of expression. Experiencing the latter through spacial movement, we will together discover – with the support of a poem – the relationship between the human being and its expressions.


15 minutes break


Second part – 11:45 – 13:00


The human expression in the space forms of music

An opportunity to discover the relationship between the different musical elements (flow, beat, rhythm and melody) and our expression of movement.


Eurythmy Demonstration and Q&A – 13:00 – 14:00


The Facilitators Background


Patricia Ghirello Bertalot (São Paulo 22/12/1960) began her dance studies at the age of 11 with Carla Perotti and later with Yellé Bittencourt. Formed by the Royal Academy of Dancing, she also specialized in the Center Internationale de Dance Roselle Hightower. She has professionally worked in the following groups: Ismael Guiser, Cisne Negro Dance Company, Groupo Corpo and with Ivaldo Bertazzo she worked as an assistant and guest dancer in the show ‘O Cavaleiro e Rosa’. In 1996 she graduated in eurythmy in São Paulo. She was the light technician and eurythmist of the Ensemble Grupo de Euritmia de São Paulo with presentations in numerous cities of Brazil, South and North America and Europe. She has been trained in Reeducation of the Movement (Ivaldo Bertazzo) and is a co-founder and teacher of the Eurythmy Training in Brazil.


 Cláudio Bertalot (Uruguay 3/1/1956) began his cello studies at the age of 11 with Professor Varoli. He studied cello at the Zeist School of Music in the Netherlands. For 4 years he was a cellist of the Municipal Symphonic Orchestra of Campinas. He was part of the Folifonia Group in São Paulo. In 1984 he graduated in eurythmy at the Witten-Annen Institute of Pedagogy, Germany, where he taught for 4 years as part of the Eurythmy Company of the same institute. Co-founder of the Ensemble Grupo de Euritmia de São Paulo with whom he has performed in numerous cities in Brazil, South and North America and Europe. He is also. He is currently the 1st cello of the Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de Botucatu. And holds a Master of Arts by Alanus University.

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