Stage Training Eurythmy Course at Goetheanum

Scenes from Goethes Faust forming the focus of the artistic work will be performed on the Goetheanum stage.

The training 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 find a suitable style; how along with appropriate costumes and lighting do I achieve a successful composition?

  • What criteria do I use to create a scene, a solo, or an artistic programme?

The aims for the training are: 

  • A deepening interpretation of the work of art

  • To guide oneself within the social context of the Ensemble

  • To refine one’s perception of what one is doing in the context of a whole  

    • Shared, differentiated reviews of performances:

What have I seen and experienced? What was intended? 

    • How is my spontaneous judgment differentiated when I focus on different levels of perception? 

Courses in specific subjects are the foundation for the artistic projects. They are to deepen and expand the elements necessary for the scenes to be performed. 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.

The courses in specific subjects address the following themes:

  • Goethe’s Faust (Gioia Falk, Frauke Grahl, Eduardo Torres)

  • Humour, eurythmy in English (Maren Stott)

  • Contemporary lyrical poetry (Tanja Masukowitz

  • Contemporary music (Stefan Hasler)

  • Style in music eurythmy (Ingrid Everwijn)

  • The musical keys and the zodiac, Approaches to choral eurythmy (Silke Sponheuer)

  • Courses on costumes, lighting, make-up and technical aspects of the stage

Alongside the studies in eurythmy and a deepening of one’s abilities, every day begins by joining other students studying at the Goetheanum with work on basic anthroposophical topics and themes from Rudolf Steiner’s works. For independent eurythmical work practice rooms are available for members of the Group.

Requirements for the stage eurythmy course are:

  • A diploma in eurythmy

  • Ability to practise and rehearse independently

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Enthusiasm for artistic exploration, willingness to engage, sense of responsibility, stamina

  • Upper age limit, 35 years

Audition, Application 

The audition consists of performing a eurythmy solo in speech and/or music and a conversation. Local speakers and musicians are available on request 

Application paperwork 

  • a filled-in application form

  • Curriculum Vitae, passport photo 

  • Your motivation to apply for the stage eurythmy course

  • Information concering your prepared solo and preferred dates for an audition

Audition Dates

16th March 2019 

28th June 2019

Venue: Grundsteinsaal / Foundation Hall, Goetheanum  SWITZERLAND


Term I  (Oct. 07 – Dec. 20 2019) CHF 1,350.-

Term II (Jan. 13 – Mar. 20 2020) CHF 1,300

Term III (Apr. 20 – Jun. 26 2020) CHF 1,300

The course and rehearsals take place during term time. Independent work, performancs and further rehearsals are possible during the weeks when there are no sessions.

The dates of performances at the Goetheanum, at the Eurythmeum-CH and of visiting groups will be listed with the timetable.



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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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