15 lectures, Dornach, August 4, 1922 – July, 12, 1924 (CW 279)
“Only someone who creatively unfolds a sense for art from an inner
calling, an inner enthusiasm, can work as an artist in eurythmy. To
manifest those possibilities of form and movement inherent in the
human organization, the soul must inwardly be completely occupied
with art. This all-embracing character of eurythmy was the foundation
for all that was presented.” —Rudolf Steiner
“For the poet, for the thinker, and for the movement artist who
thinks with his/her whole body, the highest mental act is done with
all their heart and with all their mind and with all their soul.” —Alan Stott
Following his lecture-course Eurythmy as Visible Singing, these
fundamental lectures on speech eurythmy—offered in response to
specific requests—gave Rudolf Steiner the opportunity to complete
the foundations of the new art of movement. Speaking to eurythmists
and invited artists, Steiner connects to the centuries-old esoteric
and exoteric Western traditions of “the Word”—the creative power
in the sounds of the divine–human alphabet—giving it concrete form
and expression in the performing arts, education and therapy.
In addition to the fifteen lectures in the course, this special edition
features supporting lectures and reports by Steiner, dozens of photographs,
and line drawings, as well as introductions, commentary, notes, and
supplementary essays compiled by editor Alan Stott, including
“Eurythmy and the English Language” by Annelies Davidson.
Although aimed primarily at the professional concerns of eurythmists
who perform, teach, or work as therapists, the lectures offer a wealth
of suggestions and insights to those with artistic questions and concerns.
This volume is a translation from German of the book
Eurythmie als sichtbare Sprache (GA 279).