Eurythmy - Performative Eurythmy
Master of Arts
The Master's programme in eurythmy with a specialisation in eurythmy performance is aimed at eurythmists who wish to explore and expand their knowledge of eurythmy as a performing art, hone their professional profile, and step up to a new challenge.
The academic year is mainly devoted to developing and implementing stage projects, ensemble and solo programmes. Daily training, practice and rehearsals form the basis for performance practice. Related topics and fields of study are addressed in seminars. Individual research questions and concerns of the students are the guiding elements of the course.
The following curriculum refers to the 1-year, full-time programme of study. For part-time students, contents can be spread out over 4 semesters.
Module 1: Solo Work (1st semester)
Concept development, performance and presentation
Module 2 Ensemble Work (1st semester)
Performance, documentation, reflection/feedback
Module 3: Stage Direction, Choreography (2nd semester)
Concept development, rehearsal of performance project followed by reflection/feedback
Module 4 History of Eurythmy and Aesthetics (1st semester)
History of eurythmy in the larger context of dance history and introduction to the history of aesthetics, orientation in contemporary and personal aesthetics
Module 5: Assistant Direction / Shadowing (1st or 2nd semester)
Supporting direction of an eurythmy or dance production with documentation followed by reflection/feedback
Module 6: Anthroposophical Humanities, Eurythmy Studies, Social Sciences (2nd semester)
Seminars and practical work
Module 7: Supplementary Artistic Subject (1st or 2nd semester)
Selection of at least two subjects that foster artistic performance ability
Module 8: Master’s Thesis (2nd semester)
Solo evening performance or the equivalent, presentation, written documentation, reflection and feedback
Module 9: Internship (1st or 2nd semester)
Joint responsibility as a group member for the development and implementation of a performance project
The focus of the programme is on training eurythmy performance skills. The programme provides students the space to implement their own projects and address their own concerns as well as challenge themselves and learn under guidance in a supportive atmosphere. Through projects, students improve their ability to reflect on artistic performance and find their own social position as a stage artist.
Interdisciplinarity and dialogue seeking are integral components of the programme. School, stage or street performance: this is art in society!
- Prof. Melaine MacDonald, Eurythmy
- Prof. Alexander Seeger, Eurythmy
- Jost Schieren, Anthr. Geisteswissenschaft
- Rob Barendsma, choreographer and eurythmist (Altea, Spain)
- Hans Fors, choreographer, eurythmist and researcher of eurythmy and dance history (Järna, Sweden)
- Prof. Nina Hänel, dancer and lecturer at the Centre for Contemporary Dance - Uni. Of Music and Dance Cologne
- Prof. Stefan Hasler, Head of the Section for Performing Arts (speech, music) at the Goetheanum (Dornach, Switzerland)
- Florian Martins, Social Science
Aptitude for the programme is determined during the admission process. Appointments can be scheduled individually. Prerequisite for the Master's programme is a successfully completed Bachelor's programme.
If you are unsure whether your degree qualifies you for admission, please contact the Secretary's Office.
Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German or English language skills, both spoken and written. The language certificate can be submitted during the first year of study.
More information is available at the International Office.
Applications must be submitted in writing (not digitally). The application form and a list of the required documents are available under Downloads.
After reviewing the application documents, suitable candidates are invited for an audition, which consists of the following:
- Admission interview
- Prepared eurythmy solo followed by reflection and feedback
- Artistic Exam: Development and presentation of a selected eurythmic theme
- Written exam
The eurythmy programme can be funded through BAföG.
Funding for Students of Eurythmy
Alanus University grants interest-free loans to eurythmy students. Funding is available from the 2nd academic year in the Bachelor's programme and from the 1st academic year in the Master's programme (full-time only).
Alanus University also awards “Germany Scholarships” in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
More information on financial aid is available under Funding.
Prospective students are welcome to join the programme for a day. Observation is an opportunity to gain insight into university life and courses as well as meet fellow students and lecturers. To schedule an individual appointment for observation, please contact Barbara Cott.
Those who are interested in the programme but do not wish to study for an academic degree have the opportunity to join work on various productions and projects, provided they are suitable candidates. This offer is aimed at eurythmists who wish to gain practical experience in production and performance. More information is available under University Certificates Eurythmy.
Symposia on various topics in eurythmy are held annually. They serve as a platform for colleagues to meet and learn about new developments in research and practice in their fields.
Symposia dates and topics are available in our Events Calendar.