In six months time 700 eurythmists, eurythmy therapists and speakers arrive at the Goetheanum for a professional Conference. Each month we focus on this (hopefully) great meeting – this time with Stefan Hasler (left)‚ and Michael Werner (right) from the preparatory group, whom I have asked about the meaning of the meeting.
I recently met Ulrike Wendt, a member of the group organising the upcoming conference for professional eurythmists and speech artists, at an event with the performance artist Hansjoerg Palm. I had heard that she has joined the group preparing the conference because she is particularly interested in the subject of eurythmy and speech.
It became evident a short while ago at the Solo-Duo festival that eurythmists tend to prefer moving to music. She considered it courageous to be devoting a whole conference entirely to speech, including the evening performances, and was reminded of Traces of Blood, a dramatic project for the stage that she and Dorothea Maier had created: «We were told that it would not work without music, but in fact it did.»