Anthroposophy Festival with Jan Ranck

Oct 27, 2023


The Commons Community and Arts Center, Viroqua, Wisconsin

Cost Suggested Contribution: $25 per session

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Keith Hess has invited Jan Ranck to hold a lecture on eurythmy, a series of eurythmy lessons, and a eurythmy performance during the Anthroposophy Festival, taking place in Viroqua, Wisconsin, on October 27 – November 5, 2023.

The festival’s eurythmy programming begins on Saturday, October 28, at 2:30 PM with the introductory lecture and demonstration (including audience participation) by Jan Ranck, as well as demonstrations of pedagogical and therapeutic eurythmy by Erin Erkelens, Joshua Ecklund, and Keith Hess.

The eurythmy lessons will take place every evening, from Monday (October 30) through Friday (November 3) from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. They will include both tone eurythmy and speech eurythmy, and are designed for beginners through advanced so all can profit from the experience.

The series will climax with a short eurythmy performance on Friday, November 3, at 6:30 PM accompanied by Sue Ellen Dubbert (piano) and Keith Hess (recitation).

All events will take place in The Commons on the basis of free-will donations with a suggested contribution of $25 per session.

For her preparation, Jan is interested to know approximately how many are planning to attend these sessions. A simple RSVP to would be welcomed.

Please help spread the word, feel free forward this message, or post it for anyone who might be interested in eurythmy, and we look forward to this wonderful event!

Jan Ranck was a student of Lea van der Pals and a colleague of her successor in this field, Annemarie Baeschlin, and was involved with compositional and editorial suggestions for their publication “Ton-Heileurythmie,” Verlag am Goetheanum 1991, published in English in 2009 as “Tone Eurythmy Therapy” by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum. Born in the USA, she studied music and comparative arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. She accompanied the London Stage Group on their 1976 USA tour and went on to study eurythmy at the Eurythmeum in Dornach, where she subsequently served as a teacher. In 1984, she joined the faculty of The London School of Eurythmy. She left there to complete a training in eurythmy therapy in Stuttgart in 1989, moving afterward to Israel, where she founded the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble (1990) and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy (1992). She was an instructor in the Jerusalem Waldorf Teacher Bachelor Program in David Yellin Academic College, and a guest teacher in various venues worldwide, including the Goetheanum and the MA Program in Eurythmy, held in Emerson College and Spring Valley. She is the representative for Israel in the International Department of Eurythmy Therapy (“Eurythmy Therapy Forum”) and has held the course in Tone Eurythmy Therapy at various venues throughout the world.