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Eurhythmy as Visible Speech

Eurhythmy as Visible Speech

Rudolf Steiner - GA 279

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1931 at title page. First edition of this rare original on eurhythmia. Shorthand Report unrevised by the Lecturer. Introduction and Table of Contents by Marie Steiner. Presented here is Steiner's Eurhythmy as Visible Speech in a cycle of lectures, unrevised, given at Dornach from 24th of June to 12th of July, 1924. Translated from the original German by V. & J. Compton-Burnett. Contents: "Foreword by Marie Steiner; I. Eurhythmy as Visible Speech; II. The Character of Individual Sounds; III. The Gestures: how they were formed and experienced; IV. The Individual Sounds and their combination into Words; V. The Mood and Feeling of a Poem; VI. Different Aspects of the Soul Life. The Inner Nature of Colour; VII. The Plastic Formation of Speech; VIII. The Word as Definition and the Word in its Context; IX. Plastic Speech; X. Movements arising out of the Being of Man; XI. How one may enter into the nature of Gesture and Form; XII. The Outpooring of the Huuman Soul into Form and Movement: the curative effect of this upon the moral and psychic Life and its reaction upon the whole Being of Man; XIII. Moods of Soul which arise out of the Gestures for the Sounds; XIV. The structure of words. The inner structure of Verse; XV. In Eurhythmy the Body must become Soul. Veils, Dresses and Colours. The Eurhythmy Figures. Eurhythmy and its relationship to the other arts."

Prefatory note: "Man is a form proceeding out of movement. Eurhythmy is a continuation of divine movement, of the divine form in man. By means of Eurhythmy man approaches nearer the divine than he otherwise could." Eurythmy, or eurhythmy, is the art of articulating movement originated by Marie von Sivers and Rudolf Steiner in the early twentieth century. The word derives from Greek roots meaning beautiful or harmonious rhythm. It was also integral in the Gurdjieff movements, a system of movement developed by G. I. Gurdjieff and Jeanne de Salzmann in the early to the late 20th century. Etymologically eurythmic or eurhythmic, originates from "harmonious," 1831, from Greek eurythmia "rhythmical order," from eurythmos "rhythmical, well-proportioned," from eu "well, good" (see eu-) + rhythmos "measured flow or movement, rhythm; proportion, symmetry." Eurythmics (also eurhythmics), is a "system of rhythmical body movement to music, used as therapy or to teach musical understanding," developed by Swiss music educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze.

Includes page at back of available Rudolf Steiner Translations. 258 pages.

Translator Compton-Burnett, V. and J.
Language English
Publisher Anthroposophic Publishing Company
Publication Date 1931
Pages 258
Dimensions5.75 x 8 in.

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