PUBLIC LECTURE AND PROFESSIONAL EURYTHMY WORKSHOP WITH MARK EBERSOLE
PUBLIC LECTURE: Friday, February 3, 2023, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PROFESSIONAL EURYTHMY WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 4, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
School of Eurythmy, Chestnut Ridge, NY
Public lecture and professional eurythmy course: $100
Saturday half-day professional eurythmy workshop: $90
Friday public lecture: $15
Please register in advance for the workshop by clicking on the links above.
For the lecture, tickets will be also available at the event.
Living in our material, earthly world, we easily forget that our true home is elsewhere, in the worlds of spiritual beings. Our earth is always filled with the working and presence of these beings, but the cosmos of planets and stars is their—and our—higher reality, the source of great powers of soul, spirit, wisdom, and strength. Steiner spoke above all of language—the sounds of the alphabet—as immediate expression of these forces, and eurythmy opens the gates of great exploration of these worlds through sound, zodiac, and planet gestures, as well as through colors and forms. His “Zodiac Verses”—aka “The Twelve Moods”—will be central to this course, along with the content from the Foundation Stone Meditation. We will pursue this through a meditative practice of eurythmy rather than a performative aspect, which yet can deepen and enliven all our stage, pedagogic, and therapeutic work.
Following the workshop and a lunch break, Mark will make time available for a conversation about the elements presented in the workshop, depending on interest.
Mark Ebersole was born and raised around Lake Erie, but life took him to Germany and the Netherlands at the age of 19, where for 24 years he lived and worked, completing trainings in Camphill care, Waldorf pedagogy, and eurythmy, the last done in The Hague under Werner Barfod. In 1996, he and his family returned to the States, where he has worked as a pedagogic eurythmist the last 25 years. Since completing the eurythmy training, he has always been active with other eurythmists in stage work, putting together programs for children, as well as years working with Northern Star Eurythmy in Toronto on the Foundation Stone and the Michael Imagination. In 2018, he completed the Therapeutic Eurythmy Training, which led him to intensive work with the planets and zodiac, and generally on eurythmy as meditative movement—the enforced isolation of covid certainly deepened this last work. He is blessed to be married to a wonderful eurythmist Maria Ebersole, with whom he has always pursued this beautiful and healing art.
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