These american eurythmists are more serious then the flash-mobbers I just showed you.
When you look at this video, keep in mind that these are exactly the moves wadorf children are learning in school. This particular ‘session’ is called choreocosmos, and ‘was founded to serve those seeking spiritual awakening, a living experience of the cosmos, and a sense of wholeness and healing.’ But it is the same thing. In a waldorf school, you would see children doing exactly this, although less enthusiastically. I’ve been taught these very movements. Children are supposed to move around just like this, waving their arms like that. And they — the eurythmists — do try to immerse the subject of eurythmy in the same austere atmosphere as in the video (I hope something of that feeling comes through); it is the sacred school subject, the one you can’t mess with (although, of course, we’re talking about children, and they’re never as disciplined and serious as the eurythmists might wish). It’s got an air of horror. I know waldorf schools and proponents like to present eurythmy lessons as playful, healthy sessions of movement. They’re not.