We offer physiotherapy (acting on the physical body), curative eurythmy
(movement acting on inner life processes), and various forms of art therapy including painting, music and modeling.
In addition to a daily class on Eurythmy
(a form of movement that Steiner developed and called "the science of visible speech"), there were classes in art, speech and voice, and psycho-physical and imagination exercises taught by Chekhov himself.
See also Walter Friedlaender's remarks on figural crowding and compositional "eurythmy
" (3-43, 60); and Marcel Raymond on mannerist "variete" and "surabondance" (esp.
This tradition originated with the Greeks and flourished ever since, as Matila Ghyka's classic book The Geometry of Art and Life (1946) makes clean Ghyka's book also reminds us that such classical principles as the Golden Section and eurythmy
were intended to apply to all forms of art, music being but one special case.
There are extensive workshops, and in every school the performance of eurythmy
- a kind of dance - has a central role, not only as a discipline to link mind and body, but also as an exchange of communication between performer and audience.
A brilliant disciple of the great Anglophone language jugglers, such as Lewis Carroll, Laurence Sterne and James Joyce (Cabrera Infante has produced an impeccable translation of Dubliners), his style is nevertheless unmistakably his own, with a sensoriality and eurythmy
that, at times, in one of those snatches of nostalgia for the land he has lost and yet cannot live or write without, he persists in calling "Cuban." As if literary styles had a nationality!