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What else can I read about eurythmy?

A good introduction can be found in the book Eurythmy: rhythm, dance and soul by Thomas Poplawski.

Eurythmy - an Introductory Reader is a great collection of Steiner's insights edited by Beth Usher. (2006, Sophia Books, Forest Row, UK)

A list of books that refer to eurythmy is avalailable here, which can be printed.
The text of a talk about eurythmy in modern times by Coralee Schmandt is highly recommended.

Rudolf Steiner gave two lecture courses: Eurythmy as Visible Speech (now back in print) and Eurythmy as Visible Singing which are intended for study by eurythmists but are also fascinating for the interested enthusiast. The latest editions have extensive study material alongside the original lectures.

A good resource for eurythmists in Waldorf Schools is Come unto these Yellow Sands by Mollie von Heider republished in the USA. Also look at Making Room for the Angels by Reg Down. There are also a variety of collections of music suitable or composed for eurythmy lessons. These can be traced through anthroposophical bookshops.

An interesting account of the birth of eurythmy is in How the New Art of Eurythmy Began: Lory Maier-Smits, the First Eurythmist by Magdalene Siegloch.

There are articles about eurythmy in the online Rudolf Steiner Archive.
The lecture of 26th August 1923 at Penmaenmawr, North Wales is worth a look.

A profound eurythmical approach to language in the human constitution is given in a lecture by Rudolf Steiner: The Alphabet. Every eurythmist could benefit by repeatedly studying this lecture!


Find online reading and book related links in DISCOVER EURYTHMY Resources.

How can I find eurythmy activity in my area?


How do you spell eurythmy?

In the early to mid-twentieth century, the published spelling in English was eurhythmy, derived from rhythm. This has only survived in the spelling dictionary provided with Microsoft Office and in the older texts presented in the Rudolf Steiner Archive (
  Dalcroze Eurythmics is something entirely different.

    In French it is eurythmie.
    In Dutch it is eurytmie.
    In German it is Eurythmie.
    In Italian it is euritmia.
    In Portuguese it is eurytmia.
    In Spanish it is eurythmia.
    In Swedish it is eurytmi.

Please let me know the spelling in your language.


Explanations of anthroposophical terms & who was Rudolf Steiner?


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