Summer Professional Eurythmy Conference – Rudolf Steiner’s Twelve Moods
with Dorothea Mier and Michael Leber
Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
To be held at Cedarwood Waldorf School, Portland, Oregon
Conference fee: $500
Please join us for this important and exciting event. Dorothea Mier and Michael Leber will be hosting this summer’s professional eurythmy conference in Portland, Oregon. We are fortunate to have Besso Namchevadze (accompanist from the Eurythmeum Stuttgart), join us as piano accompanist and will be giving a piano concert Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
The conference begins with an evening session on August 4th, includes a midweek excursion, and concludes with an Sunday afternoon sharing open to the public on August 13th.
To register, go to the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/ZtwfhsnGm4aLKmcn1. $100 deposit due July 5th.
Deadline for registration is June 15, 2017. UPDATE – We are extending the registration deadline to July 5th as a consideration to those seeing the June 1st ATHENA announcement for the first time.
Scholarship requests due by June 1, 2017. UPDATE – Scholarship requests will be extended to July 5th, as well, to align with the ATHENA announcement. Thank you to the Rudolf Steiner Foundation Gifting Circle for their generous grant for conference scholarships. Apply directly to Portland Eurythmy by July 1, 2017. Request can be found on the on-line registration form.
Contact EANA directly for travel scholarships. Here is their form to fill out: Travel_Assistance_Request_Form_Portland_August_2017.
Rudolf Steiner’s “Twelve Moods” were first performed in 1915. They show the universal nature of Eurythmy. One can also say they are dances of the stars. At the same time as the “Twelve Moods,” Rudolf Steiner wrote the “Song of Initiation”, a Satire. He pointed out that the Satire should always be performed together with the Twelve Moods. Just as the Greek Comedy followed the Tragedy, these two works should always follow one another. Jan Stuten and Andrew Dyer wrote music for it. Patricia Smith will be our speaker.
Dorothea Mier was born in England and went to the Waldorf School there. After High School she studied music and piano. In 1955 she moved to Dornach and became a teacher at the Lea van der Pals School and joined the stage group under Marie Savitch. In 1980 she was called to take over the Eurythmy School in Spring Valley, NY and was active in the stage work with Eurythmy Spring Valley as well. In 2005 she retired and spends much time conducting workshops worldwide.
Michael Leber was born and raised in Stuttgart, where he attended the Waldorf School. After graduating from High School, he started Eurythmy training with Else Klink which at that time was in Kongen am Neckar and finished his training in the newly built Eurythmeum in Stuttgart. He went to Berlin to join the Eurythmie Ensemble to gain more artistic experiences. Else Klink called him back to Stuttgart where he was allowed to teach two classes at the Eurythmeum. With the small stage group there he was able to participate in many tours. Through many decades he was active in the training and the artistic work. In 2016 he decided to step back from this work and is now fully devoted to the Stuttgart Eurythmeum Fairy Tale Group.
Patricia Smith, a native of Vancouver, is a speech artist, curative educator, and social therapist. Since completing the her speech training in Europe in 1987, she has performed and taught speech in schools, teacher trainings and curative settings throughout North America. Patricia has been involved with the Camphill Community for over 30 years. At present she lives and works at the Cascadia Society, a Camphill Community in North Vancouver. She supports the local eurythmy work and is an active member of the Vancouver Society of Storytelling.