Stage Training Eurythmy Course at Goetheanum

The new training course in stage eurythmy aims to deepen skills and faculties already acquired during the basic training and to develop greater artistic independence and discernment when addressing the following questions:

  • How can I develop an artistic choreography?
  • How do I select a suitable style, how do I find appropriate costumes and lighting?
  • Which criteria do I use to create an artistic programme, including one for a specific audience?

The development of an artistic process in which the quality of searching is in the foreground has the potential to lead to a more profound encounter with artistic works, with individual artists and with artistic collaboration and engagement at a social level; it refines one’s perceptions of oneself and of others. Watching performances given at the Goetheanum and then reviewing them with others in a differentiated way can support this process: 

  • what have I observed and experienced?
  • What was the intention? 
  • How do I begin to differentiate my spontaneous judgments when I work with, give my attention to, different levels of perception?

Courses in specific subjects are the foundation for the artistic projects.  Their aim is to deepen and expand the artistic elements. What can be discovered and practised in a more general way can then serve as a basis for the conscious choice of a technique or style in a specific artistic project. What is developed in the courses in particular subjects can then be partly integrated into choreographies included in artistic programmes.

The courses in specific subjects address the following themes:

  • Rudolf Steiner’s mystery dramas and Goethe’s Faust(Gioia Falk)
  • Calendar of the Soul, Spanish eurythmy (Eduardo Torres)
  • Humour, English eurythmy (Maren Stott)
  • Epic, lyric, dramatic (Frauke Grahl)
  • Contemporary lyric poetry (Tanja Masukowitz)
  • Contemporary music (Stefan Hasler)
  • Style in tone eurythmy (Ingrid Everwijn)
  • The zodiac and tones; ways of approaching choral or ensemble eurythmy approaches to working on choral/chorus/ensemble pieces (Silke Sponheuer)
  • Courses on costumes, lighting, make-up and technical aspects of the stage

Participants will work on a larger performance programme with a unifying theme. This theme has not yet been determined and may depend on the nature and constitution of the group of participants. Participants will be asked to demonstrate individual initiative. Participants may work on solos and smaller ensemble pieces or projects outside of the training course. Practice rooms at the Goetheanum are available for independent work and study.

Every day begins with anthroposophical study; participants will be joining the Anthroposophical Studies courses for this.

Preconditions for enrolment:

  • A diploma in eurythmy

  • Ability to practise and rehearse  independently

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Enthusiasm for artistic exploration and creation, willingness to be present at all rehearsals and classes; sense of responsibility; stamina

Application and Audition 

The audition consists of a demonstration of either one speech or one music solo and an interview. Local speakers and musicians are available on request: please ensure that any texts or sheet music are sent in good time.

Application Material

Please submit your CV, your reasons for wanting to join this training course and information on your prepared solo piece. 

Audition Dates

Saturday June 30, 9-12 am

September (date tbc)

Venue: Eurythmeum CH, Apfelseestrasse 9a, CH-4147 Aesch, SWITZERLAND


Term I  (Oct. 08 – Dec. 21 2018) CHF 1,350.-

Term II (Jan. 21 – Mar. 29 2019) CHF 1,300

Term III (Apr. 23 – Jun. 28 2019) CHF 1,300

Courses and rehearsals take place during term-time. Independent study, performances and additional rehearsals may take place at any time in the course of the year of study (08 October 2018 – 04.August 2019). Performance dates at the Goetheanum, at the Eurythmeum CH as well as those for touring productions will be confirmed at a later date.



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Eduardo Torres

Eurythmy training in Witten-Annen, Germany; from 1993 diverse artistic activities.  Member of the Goetheanum eurythmy ensemble until 2011; member of the executive board for the Goetheanum stage. Member of faculty for the training course for stage eurythmy at the Goetheanum; visiting faculty on various eurythmy trainings. Contributed to the development of the eurythmy training in Santiago de Chile. Initiator and member of faculty at the Eurythmeum CH.



M.A. Eurythmy, member of teaching faculty and of the executive board at the Eurythmeum CH. Studied piano, Waldorf education, eurythmy and eurythmy therapy. Faculty member at the Akademie für Eurythmische Kunst Baselland and performing artist for the Aphaia Ensemble since 1995; founder member of Eurythmeum CH in 2011. Extensive artistic experience over many years.


Frauke Grahl

Born in Bremen, Germany; completed her studies of German language, literature and politics in Bremen. Eurythmy training at the Institute for Waldorf Education, Witten-Annen, Germany. Member of the Goetheanum Eurythmy Ensemble 1992 - 1999. Faculty member at the Eurythmeum Zuccoli, Dornach, from 2001. Independent artistic projects. Awarded an M.A. in eurythmy at the Alanus University, Germany, in March 2011. Initiator and member of teaching faculty at the Eurythmeum CH.


Edda Nehmiz


is your contact person

for information and applications for the study programs, enrolments, residence permits, financial matters and study trips. As "Dean of Students" she will help you with questions about living and studying at the Goetheanum.

Phone: +41 61 706 44 14
Fax: +41 61 706 44 17

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