What is Eurythmy?

Eurythmy is an art of movement. It makes language and music visible through gesture and choreography, expressing what arises in the soul as pictures and archetypes. It thus allows us to connect deeply with our core being, out of which we can transform and develop – as artists, as teachers, as therapists, as human beings.

“…When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.”

-T.S Eliot, Four Quartets

Eurythmy, a performance art, came about through a request, which was put to the Austrian philosopher, artist and innovator Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), to explore the establishment of a profession in meaningful movement. He collaborated with the actress, dramaturgist and artistic director Marie von Sivers (1867-1948) to develop Eurythmy, which is today used in education, therapy and many social settings.

Training in the Art of Eurythmy

At Eurythmy UK we offer a four-year Vocational Training in Eurythmy at two different campuses based in Sussex and the West Midlands. Successful completion of the course leads to a Diploma in Eurythmy, which then paves the way to further training opportunities and a variety of career pathways.

“The students clearly delight in their chosen course of study, reporting that they derive great benefit from the holistic experience it gives them”

– Mainland Education

Career Pathways

The Diploma in Eurythmy lays the foundation for a career in:

  • Eurythmy as a performing art
  • Eurythmy teaching in schools
  • Eurythmy for wellbeing and vitality
  • Eurythmy for people with assistance needs
  • Eurythmy therapy
  • Eurythmy in adult education
  • Eurythmy in business and social settings

Find out more about career and professional post-graduate pathways

The Wider Cultural Context of Eurythmy

Rudolf Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic & editor and published philosophical works including “The Philosophy of Freedom”.

Anthroposophy, a spiritual science founded by Rudolf Steiner at the beginning of the twentieth century, researches the intimate connections between spirit and matter. This research has led to a renewal in the fields of visual and performing arts including Eurythmy, education (Steiner Waldorf), agriculture (bio-dynamic farming), medicine (Weleda, Wala) and cosmetics (Dr.Hauschka, Weleda)

”The quality of teaching is excellent”

– Mainland Education

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“Specialist teaching across the range of eurythmy and other arts-based subjects is of a very high quality, taught by renowned expert teachers”

– Mainland Education

Eurythmy performance

“The Diploma course equips students for further professional studies for careers as practising eurythmists in a variety of therapeutic, artistic performance and educational settings”

– Mainland Education