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Eurythmy is the cornerstone of our movement education program at Sophia Mundi. Eurythmy, akin to dance, allows for physical activity and challenge while also being a form of artistic expression. Proposed by Rudolf Steiner and developed by Marie Steiner in the early 20th century, Eurythmy is a movement artform that brings mindfulness and movement together in a contemporary way. Unlike other forms of movement though the movements and gestures of eurythmy articulate with instrumental music and with speech.

Learning in eurythmy develops aptitude for and an understanding of artistic movement. Our eurythmy program has been developed to give children movement exercises appropriate for each age level. Eurythmy for lower primary students is based largely around stories and simple gameplay. Older students are led through exercises that challenge their coordination, spatial orientation, cooperation and mindfulness.

Amongst other things our eurythmy develops:

  • Body awareness and spatial orientation, as well as technical and expressive skills, which allow them to express and communicate the elements of eurythmy, artistically and creatively through movement.
  • A healthy relationship to self and others, including understanding of and tolerance for individual movement tendencies and knowledge of factors which contribute towards productive engagement with movement as an ensemble.
  • Choreographic skills which enable the communication of meaning and intention through sequenced elements of eurythmy.
  • Performance skills which encompass, age appropriately, an awareness of the performance space, ensemble members and the audience.
  • Appreciation for their own and others’ works and respect for and knowledge of diverse factors and heritages which influence and inform the creation of movement art forms.