What is Eurythmy/U-RHYTHM?
What is only heard is partly hidden.
The rustle of the leaves gently swaying in the wind, the flap of the bird’s rapid ascent, the sigh of a contented child.
There is a deeper experience of sound, one that arises out of our most intimate connection to the world – to the earth, to each other, to the intangible qualities of being alive. The inner life of sound reveals visible form.
“As in the ear, so also in the eye.”
The fullness of the words of the poet, the static form of the pianist’s ode – these are portals into the fluid sculpture that speech and music create in the physical space of our world.
Eurythmy is harmonious rhythm.
The eurythmist, by observing the structural laws of speech and music, reveals the inner life of language and sound, creating a composition that uses the stage as a three-dimensional canvas.
By joining with that which moves through the air as tone or language, the eurythmist harmonizes with sound.
In this way, the body is an instrument. It is no different than a flute or a violin, no different than a voice. Through skilled observation of the laws inherent in speech and music, eurythmy makes visible the invisible form of sound.
Eurythmy is not interpretation; it is a true sounding or singing through the body.