EURYTHMY FORMS FOR TONE EURYTHMY
Eurythmy performance is choreographed according to 'forms' drawn to reflect the inner nature of spoken language (speech eurythmy) or a musical piece (tone eurythmy). Steiner produced about 1,500 forms for speech and tone eurythmy. Many of them arose spontaneously in response to requests for forms from eurythmists. Steiner's spontaneity is readily apparent in the sketches themselves, with some drawn at rehearsals as he listened to the music. Steiner sketched others in the evening after hearing the music once, making them available for rehearsal the next day. When he was confined to bed during his final illness, he drew forms simply by looking at the sheet music.
Eurythmy Forms for Tone Eurythmy contains facsimiles of Rudolf Steiner's original drawings and, in many cases, instructions for performing them. Included are forms for compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Grieg, Handel, Lewerenz, Liszt, Mozart, Reger, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, van Stuten, Tartini, and many more. This is a valuable resource for all eurythmists, as well as for those who wish to gain a better understanding of eurythmy forms. It is intended primarily for eurythmy students, performers, and teachers, but is also useful to anyone who would like to study eurythmy movements and better appreciate eurythmy performances.
30 NOV 2009; SB; 208pp; 28 x 21.5cm; pb;
£29.99 ISBN 9780880105798