2007 - PAST PROGRAMS - FOR REFERENCE ONLY
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Mar 15 Thu 7:00PM

Lecture Series

Sex & Spirit [4]

Lynn Jericho

 

Lynn continues to bring provocative perspectives and questions on the inherent relationship between sexuality and spirituality. She encourages and facilitates anthroposophically inspired research and conversation. Each session focuses on an aspect, dilemma or paradox regarding these two essential realities of our individuality and humanity. Please join in. You will find reverence, confidentiality and good humor. You will not find dogma, fundamentalism or fantasy. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Lynn Jericho

Has been counseling individuals and offering courses for adult transformational learning for fourteen years. She is a co-author of Ground Zero and the Human Soul: the Search For the New Ordinary Life. lynn [at] lynnjericho.com


Mar 16 Fri 7:00PM

Art Opening

Spirit Into Matter – Matter Into Spirit

Martha Loving Orgain

Exhibit on view March 16 – May 3, 2007 watercolor veil paintings, photographs, generative art & star chart talismans Click  for a slideshow in Adobe Acrobat about Martha's work; right click to download and view on your PC.  With a foundation in anthroposophy and in the unique color work of Liane Collot d'Herbois, Martha creates her art through a spiritual meditative process, weaving together Light, Darkness, Color, and the Word. Her unique star chart talismans include astrological birth and death charts.  Refreshments. Meet the artist. Donations Welcome

Martha Loving Orgain

An artist, educator, astrologer and painting therapist, she comes out of an ancestry of weavers and quilters. Martha feels at one with and receives inspiration from nature and the spiritual forces behind what we see. She has been influenced in both her life and work by Sonia Sheridan, Dennis Klocek, and Liane Collot d'Herbois - the latter two having introduced her to the work of Steiner and Goethe. Martha has been reappointed for a third 4-year term on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Professional Artists Roster. Her work is held in many public and private collections. On the web: www.lovingcolor.org


Mar 17 Sat 11AM-2PM, 3-6PM

Painting Workshop

Light, Darkness & Color: Creating Space

Martha Loving Orgain

Our Artists’ Workshops strive to give participants a deeper appreciation of art in general and of the artist’s current exhibition here at the Branch, in particular. In this watercolor painting workshop we will explore the relationship of light, darkness, and color as it exists in nature and in us. Using the wet-on-wet technique, Martha will guide us through one painting exercise, and then have us create a free painting. Beginners are welcome. Some meditative color exercises will also be given.  Fee: $65 / $50 Non-Members, $50 / $35 NY Branch Members ($5 materials fee included)

Martha Loving Orgain

See the 16th


Mar 21 Wed 7:00PM

Monthly Lecture

Essentials of Anthroposophy [10]

Mac Mead 

Biodynamic Agriculture: The Necessary Step From Sustaining To Thriving

Rudolf Steiner mentioned that his agriculture lectures were "not only for the sake of somehow improving agriculture, but so that human life on Earth can continue at all" (Agriculture p.3). This statement is as drastic as it can get. We will explore how one can understand this and why biodynamic agriculture is not just "a little better than organic", as some people think, and must be supported and developed for the sake of, yes, human evolution being able to go forward. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Mac Mead

Mac Mead has some 30 years experience as a biodynamic practitioner, farmer and gardener. He is on the staff of The Pfeiffer Center for Biodynamics and Environmental Studies in Chestnut Ridge, NY.


Mar 22 Thu 7:00PM

Lecture Series

Moon, Music & Mercury [1]

Geoffrey Von Menken

This four-part workshop [Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 12, May 3] will include both lecture and artistic components. We will be working with musical scales from the dulcimer as they relate not only to musical tones, but also art, and language. The program title refers to the motions of Mercury, as it traces a series of pointed stars, resulting in precise pentagrams and triangles, providing the archetypes of musical scales. This astrological phenomenon generates all musical intervals. The task of the Moon is to ground these motions to earth. Each of us will have the opportunity to play the dulcimer, an instrument that dates back to ancient Babylon. We will also study the colors in paintings as they correspond to musical moods, as well as the vowels of speech, as they relate to musical tones. All are welcome. No musical experience is required. This series will continue in the fall. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Geoffrey von Menken

Has been interested in the study of the ancient Greek modes and their mathematical foundations since his undergraduate years. That interest has been broadened into an interest in music of other cultures and musical acoustics. He has also been a builder of unusual and exotic musical instruments. Geoffrey has been studying Anthroposophy for many years.


Mar 24 Sat 1–3PM

Lecture

Eurythmy – An Introduction

Linda Larson

"The human body is a true microcosm and when speaking through it, the human soul, manifesting its own inner life, can make visible in artistic form all the secrets of the universe." (Rudolf Steiner) How did eurythmy come into being? What is its basis, its essence? Beginning with the origins of eurythmy in the early 1900's, this introductory talk and demonstration will give a picture of eurythmy which will also include some of the basic elements of this art of movement, and a look at its different applications in the world today. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Graduated from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She has facilitated eurythmy classes, workshops and seminars in Waldorf Schools and Camphill communities. She is also a member of the Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America and works out of Kimberton PA, where she is a member of the Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble.


Mar 24 Sat 7:00PM

Lecture

Venetian Masters

David Lowe

Traveling in the north of Italy, Goethe's longest stay was in Venice where he encountered the work of the Venetian Masters of the Renaissance: from the Bellini family, including their 'in-law' Mantegna, we seem to leap directly to the flowering represented by Titian and Tintoretto. In between their different approaches we encounter one of the most mysterious and enigmatic painters of the Renaissance, Giorgione. We shall look at examples of all their work to try and understand the special quality in Venetian Art and how it developed at the beginning of the consciousness soul period. I shall also consider some of Goethe's comments about these different painters and their works. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Lowe

A graduate of Oxford University with an MA in the History of Art. He has lectured on art history at his alma mater, the British Museum and Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, among many places. He organizes the Public Lecture Series at London's Steiner House.


Mar 25 Sun 1–3PM

Workshop

Exploring the Elements of Eurythmy

Linda Larson

"Eurythmy is an art of movement in which sound is carried over into visible expression by the human body." (Rudolf Steiner)  As a follow-up to the March 25 introductory talk, this participatory workshop will introduce and explore some of the basic elements of eurythmy through moving together. Please bring soft-soled shoes. There will be time for questions and conversation.  Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Graduated from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She has facilitated eurythmy classes, workshops and seminars in Waldorf Schools and Camphill communities. She is also a member of the Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America and works out of Kimberton PA, where she is a member of the Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble.


Mar 27 Tue 7:00PM

Lecture

Raphael

David Lowe 

Can we learn to look at things with clear fresh eyes? (Goethe) Once regarded as the greatest of Renaissance painters, Raphael is not so easy to appreciate for many today. Through looking at slides of his work and through conversation we will attempt to renew and develop our understanding of the work of this individual.  Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Lowe

A graduate of Oxford University with an MA in the History of Art. He has lectured on art history at his alma mater, the British Museum and Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, among many places. He organizes the Public Lecture Series at London's Steiner House.


Mar 28 Wed 1:00PM

Museum Walk

Museum Walk

David Lowe

Meet at the Metropolitan Museum information desk at 1 pm sharp. The Met collection contains extraordinary examples of Raphael and the Venetians. Join David Lowe for an in-depth study of these paintings. We will all have lunch at the Met to discuss our impressions of the paintings, the artists and the times. Donations Welcome

David Lowe

See the 27th.


Mar 29 Thu 7:00PM

Lecture Series

Moon, Music & Mercury [2]

Geoffrey Von Menken

This four-part workshop [Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 12, May 3] will include both lecture and artistic components. We will be working with musical scales from the dulcimer as they relate not only to musical tones, but also art, and language. The program title refers to the motions of Mercury, as it traces a series of pointed stars, resulting in precise pentagrams and triangles, providing the archetypes of musical scales. This astrological phenomenon generates all musical intervals. The task of the Moon is to ground these motions to earth. Each of us will have the opportunity to play the dulcimer, an instrument that dates back to ancient Babylon. We will also study the colors in paintings as they correspond to musical moods, as well as the vowels of speech, as they relate to musical tones. All are welcome. No musical experience is required. This series will continue in the fall. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Geoffrey von Menken

Has been interested in the study of the ancient Greek modes and their mathematical foundations since his undergraduate years. That interest has been broadened into an interest in music of other cultures and musical acoustics. He has also been a builder of unusual and exotic musical instruments. Geoffrey has been studying Anthroposophy for many years.


Apr 4 Wed 7:00pm

Monthly Workshop

Diagonal Shaded Drawing

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises.  Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution.  We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.”  This season we will be going through the kingdoms of nature and this month will concentrate on animals. This class is open to anyone interested.  No prior drawing experience required. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum. He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


Apr 6/7 Fri 7:00pm Sat 7:30pm

Concert

Concert of Sacred Music

Holy Week Festivities

 

Good Friday – Apr 6 at 7:00 pm Holy Saturday – Apr 7 at 7:30 pm Kinga Cserjesi and Deborah Carmichael are joined by a group of outstanding musicians playing period instruments for this concert of sacred music.  The program will include duets from Monteverdi’s madrigals and one from his Vespers and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Kinga Cserjesi, soprano / Deborah Carmichael, mezzo-soprano Margaret Ziemnicka, baroque violin / Judson Griffin, baroque violin / Alissa Smith, baroque viola Ben Wyatt, baroque cello / Meg Cotner, harpsichord & organ / Charles Weaver, lute & theorbo Donations Welcome


Apr 7 Sat 1-4pm

Workshop

Easter Egg Coloring

Phoebe Alexander

The egg is an archetypal symbol of hope for the future, of renewal and rebirth. Like the seed that sprouts in spring, the egg gives forth new life and ever new possibilities. It is a very lovely resurrection image…like Easter grass.  In this workshop (appropriate for all ages) we will enjoy various egg coloring techniques using non-toxic color. Bring as many hard-cooked or blown-out eggs as you would like, or bring some raw eggs and we’ll show you how to blow them out.  We will also provide materials for hanging hollow eggs. Fee:  $25 / $20 Non-Members, $20 / $15 NY Branch Members ($5 materials Fee Included)

Phoebe Alexander

Long-time member of the NY Branch she offers art and seasonal craft workshops here as well as at other venues.  She has given numerous painting classes and worked therapeutically with mentally handicapped and in geriatric long-term care.  Her training is in anthroposophic art therapy, Waldorf pedagogy, horticulture and she has a master’s degree in therapeutic recreation.


Apr 8 Sun 5:00pm

Community Event

Easter Pot-Luck Dinner & Concert

Hospitality Committee with David Ralph (piano)

Our Easter Sunday Community Dinner & Concert celebrates the renewal forces of spring and of resurrection. Come celebrate with us with music, song and good food.   Contact:   Phoebe Alexander at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com. Donations Welcome


Apr 11 Wed 7:00pm

Lecture

The Blood of the Lamb

Eugene Schwartz  Raphael - detail from the Holy Family with a Lamb

The intimate connection between the festivals of Passover and Easter is emphasized by the fact that the Last Supper was a Passover seder, and the centrality of the sacrificial "lamb" in the time of Moses and in the symbolism of early Christianity. Eugene Schwartz will explore the many bridges between these two festivals and examine the complex social and political atmosphere in Roman Jerusalem that veiled the transition from the old to the new Mysteries. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

Was a Waldorf teacher for 30 years and is now a Waldorf consultant.  He travels, lectures, and consults extensively in Waldorf schools throughout North America and his articles and commentary appear on his web site www.millennialchild.com.  A student of anthroposophy for 40 years.


Apr 12 Thu 7:00pm

Lecture Series

Moon, Music & Mercury [3]

Geoffrey Von Menken

[1] Mar 22, [2] Mar 29, [3] Apr 12, [4] May 3 This four-part workshop will include both lecture and artistic components.  We will be working with musical scales from the dulcimer as they relate not only to musical tones, but also art and language.  The program title refers to the motions of Mercury, as it traces a series of pointed stars, resulting in precise pentagrams and triangles, providing the archetypes of musical scales.  This astrological phenomenon generates all musical intervals.  The task of the Moon is to ground these motions to earth.  Each of us will have the opportunity to play the dulcimer, an instrument that dates back to ancient Babylon.  We will also study the colors in paintings as they correspond to musical moods, as well as the vowels of speech, as they relate to musical tones. All are welcome.  No musical experience is required.  This series will continue in the fall. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Geoffrey von Menken

Has been interested in the study of the ancient Greek modes and their mathematical foundations since his undergraduate years. That interest has been broadened into an interest in music of other cultures and musical acoustics. He has also been a builder of unusual and exotic musical instruments. Geoffrey has been studying Anthroposophy for many years.


Apr 18 Wed 7:00pm

Monthly Lecture Series

Essentials of Anthroposophy [11]: Claiming Our Karma

Gertrude Reif Hughes

Steiner's Anthroposophy views repeated earth lives as a precious opportunity. Modern materialism can disrupt our ability to claim our karma, but spirituality can bring health to our present and future lives - both the earthly and disembodied ones. Tonight we will ask how reincarnation governs soul life, relationships, vocations, birth, abortion, and our connections to the so-called dead. Bring your experience and questions. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Gertrude Reif Hughes:

A longtime student of Anthroposophy and a Professor of Literature and Women’s Studies at Wesleyan University in CT.  For the last 7 years she was President of the Rudolf Steiner Institute, a program of anthroposophically oriented courses for adults, which convenes each summer in July.  She is also an alumna of the NYC Steiner School.


Apr 19 Thu 7:00pm

Lecture Series

Sex & Spirit [5]: Sex & Karma

Lynn Jericho

We will explore the karmic forces of sexual intimacy.  Sexual partners, whether you have one or many, change our lives.  This session considers spiritual perspectives on the range of sexual relationships from casual to committed.  We will also consider the future of sexual intimacy. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Lynn Jericho

Has been counseling individuals and offering courses for adult transformational learning for fourteen years. She is a co-author of Ground Zero and the Human Soul:  the Search For the New Ordinary Life.  lynn@lynnjericho.com


Apr 29 Sun 7:00pm

Concert

Spring Concert:  “Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens”

15th Street Singers 

The Fifteenth Street Singers’ Spring Concert features music by the Elizabethan John Dowland (“Always Dowland, always doleful”). Dowland, who was not always as melancholic as his self-inflicted Latin tag suggests, wrote lute music, lute songs, “ayres” for four voices and music for string consort. Elizabethans loved to make music with whatever voices and instruments they could muster, so we shall have no compunction in presenting Dowland in modern dress. Byrd lovers should note that Dowland’s great contemporary will also make a significant appearance. Donations Welcome

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music.  Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.


Apr 30 Mon 7:00pm

Lecture

Love, Love & Do What You Will

Arthur Zajonc 

My title derives from St. Augustine.  The 14th century mystic Marguerite Porete died because she lived in accordance with his dictum, condemned by the Paris Inquisition.  Starting with her moving story, I explore the crucial need for a new basis for moral agency in a time of genetic engineering, atomic weapons and religious fundamentalism.  I will draw inspiration from the way in which science arrives at its insights, and suggest that moral insight in free human beings arises in like manner.  Finally, I ask what is the role of meditation in strengthening our capacities for moral insight based in love. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Arthur Zajonc

A Professor of Physics at Amherst College. He has been a visiting professor and researcher at several universities in the US and Europe including the Ecole Normale Superieure, the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics.  As a Fulbright professor at the University of Innsbruck he studied the foundations of quantum physics. Arthur worked on several occasions with the Dalai Lama concerning the philosophical, ethical, and spiritual implications of modern science. He is the author of Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind, the co-author of The Quantum Challenge: Modern Research on the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics, co-editor of Goethe’s Way of Science: A Phenomenology of Nature, and editor of The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama. He was the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America and is currently the Director of the Academic Program at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.


May 3 Thu 7:00pm

Lecture Series

Moon, Music & Mercury [4]

Geoffrey Von Menken

[1] Mar 22, [2] Mar 29, [3] Apr 12, [4] May 3 This four-part workshop will include both lecture and artistic components.  We will be working with musical scales from the dulcimer as they relate not only to musical tones, but also art and language.  The program title refers to the motions of Mercury, as it traces a series of pointed stars, resulting in precise pentagrams and triangles, providing the archetypes of musical scales.  This astrological phenomenon generates all musical intervals.  The task of the Moon is to ground these motions to earth.  Each of us will have the opportunity to play the dulcimer, an instrument that dates back to ancient Babylon.  We will also study the colors in paintings as they correspond to musical moods, as well as the vowels of speech, as they relate to musical tones. All are welcome.  No musical experience is required.  This series will continue in the fall. Fee:  $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Geoffrey von Menken

Has been interested in the study of the ancient Greek modes and their mathematical foundations since his undergraduate years. That interest has been broadened into an interest in music of other cultures and musical acoustics. He has also been a builder of unusual and exotic musical instruments. Geoffrey has been studying Anthroposophy for many years.


May 12 Sat 5–8pm

Art Opening

Art Exhibit Opening: Tingatinga Artists’ Initiative From Tanzania

Exhibition runs from mid-May through the end of June This is an exhibition of unique, charming and colorful nature paintings in the style of the late Tanzanian artist, Tingatinga, who began this artists’ initiative in an effort to support regional artists by making their work available to a wider public. Over 20 artists will be showcased. This exhibition is supported in part by the Tanzanian Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Augustine Mahiga, who will be present at the opening.  One of these paintings was given to Kofi Annan as a parting gesture when he vacated his post as Secretary General this past December. This promises to be an exciting cultural event. Refreshments. Donations Welcome


May 13 Sun 1–3pm

Workshop

Eurythmy Workshop: Harmony In Movement

Linda Larson

In this workshop, we will continue to explore the elements of eurythmy, with special focus on the lemniscate (figure of eight) form and some of its variations. Please join us for this artistic and social activity. There will be time for questions and conversation. Please bring soft-soled shoes. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Graduated from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She has facilitated eurythmy classes, workshops and seminars in Waldorf Schools and Camphill communities. She is also a member of the Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America and works out of Kimberton PA, where she is a member of the Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble.


May 16 Wed 7:00pm

Monthly Lecture Series

Essentials of Anthroposophy [12]: The Social Impulse of Rudolf Steiner’s Architecture

Bevis Stevens

 

When we observe the connections and metamorphosis in forms between the 1st and 2nd Goetheanum, the surrounding landscape, and the auxiliary buildings designed by Rudolf Steiner, we find to our astonishment that everything is connected in the most beautiful and artistic manner. An appreciation of a social awareness, not just between people, but between everything that was done at the Goetheanum in Dornach is the inspiring result. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Bevis Michael Stevens

Presently, Bevis is working on the development and greater differentiation of the tone eurythmy gestures through a study of Rudolf Steiner’s figures for major and minor, exploring how to give eurythmical expression to microtonal variations in the size of the intervals, as found in the Aulos Modes of Schlesinger. Since 2005, he has worked with the Light Eurythmy Ensemble, touring worldwide and giving seminars and demonstrations on this tuning. Bevis became a eurythmist after graduating in Dornach, Switzerland in 1997. Since 2002, he has taught eurythmy in the Anthroposophical Studies Program in English at the Goetheanum. Subsequently, he worked artistically in the Kairos-Ensemble, Dornach (1997-2006). With his many years in Dornach, he studied and observed Rudolf Steiner’s architecture (The Goetheanum) and its social impulses.


May 17 Thu 7:00pm

Festival

Ascension

David Anderson

In an attempt to grasp the essence of Christ’s Ascension, we will look artistically and scientifically at clouds and how the soul relates to them. We will also consider the dynamics of Christ’s journey into the clouds and what it means for us today. Donations Welcome

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum.  He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


May 19 Sat 1–5pm

Workshop

Painting Workshop Pt 2: Light, Darkness & Color: Creating Space

Martha Loving Orgain

 

Back by popular demand, Martha will continue and broaden her workshop offerings in Part 2. In this four-hour watercolor painting workshop, Martha will continue to explore the relationship of Light, Darkness, and Color as it exists in nature and in us, based on the work of the late watercolorist and anthroposophic painting therapist, Liane Collot d'Herbois. Painting in wet-on-wet technique, she will guide us through one painting exercise and then have us do a free painting.  Beginners are welcome. Some meditative color exercises will also be given.  FEE: $45 / $35 Non-Members, $35 / $25 NY Branch Members  ($5 materials Fee Included)

Martha Loving Orgain

An artist, educator, astrologer and painting therapist, she comes out of an ancestry of weavers and quilters. Martha feels at one with and receives inspiration from nature and the spiritual forces behind what we see. She has been influenced in both her life and work by Sonia Sheridan, Dennis Klocek, and Liane Collot d'Herbois - the latter two having introduced her to the work of Steiner and Goethe. Martha has been reappointed for a third 4-year term on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Professional Artists Roster. Her work is held in many public and private collections. On the web: www.lovingcolor.org


May 27 Sun 3:00pm

Festival

A Whitsun Conversation: Becoming A New Human Being

Lynn Jericho

Whitsun brings the imagination of universal love and individual freedom as the core experiences of the New Human Being. It is our destiny to find in our souls the emerging newness of our humanity. Here is where Steiner presents us with our greatest challenges and offers his greatest guidance. Please come and join us as we help each other in the mood of Whitsun. Please bring a quote or two from Steiner that resonates in your heart as challenge or guidance. And please invite your friends as this will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the warmth and wisdom of Anthroposophia. Donations Welcome

Lynn Jericho

Has been counseling individuals and offering courses for adult transformational learning for fourteen years. She is a co-author of Ground Zero and the Human Soul:  the Search For the New Ordinary Life.  lynn@lynnjericho.com


Jun 1 & 2 Fri 7pm Sat 2-5pm Sat 7pm

Lecture, Demonstration & Workshop

Eurythmy Workshop

Gail Langstroth

Poet-eurythmist Gail Langstroth along with  actor-storyteller Glen Williamson for a first time entering into the dance that never wilts “Whoso danceth not, knoweth not what cometh to pass.” roots of the new movement art - Eurythmy The movement art Eurythmy is a rose. The more we open ourselves to its beauty, the more it unfolds, revealing it’s being, petal by petal. Through listening, observing, and moving, with texts in the original Greek and Hebrew, we will approach the delicate LOGOS roots of this rose. Fri Jun 1 – 7:00 pm – lecture / demonstration Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members SAT Jun 2 – 2 - 5 pm - WORKSHOP  Fee: $30 / $22 Non-Members, $22 / $15 NY Branch Members SAT Jun 2 – 7:00 pm – demonstration / WORKSHOP  Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members All 3 events – 20 % Discount Fee: $56 / $42 Non-Members, $42 / $28 NY Branch Members

Gail Langstroth

An American writer, poet and movement artist. She spent her youth under the Big Skies of Montana and earned a BA degree from Connecticut College. She then received her diploma as a performer and teacher of Eurythmy, in Stuttgart, Germany. Gail became a member of the Stuttgart Stage Group, performing worldwide. Subsequently, she became a free-lance artist, and moved to Santander, Spain, concentrating on the guitar and Spanish poetry as sources for her artistic expression. Studying in Spain allowed for a profound meeting with “The Word”. Then, an intensive study at the Priest Seminary of the Christian Community, Hamburg, Germany, deepened her perception of “The Word, Its Source and Substance” – providing a renewed inspiration for her performing and writing. ONEWORD – an extended poetree – is her current solo performance-piece.

Glen Williamson

A founding member of both The Actors' Ensemble and New Directions Theater. He has given highly acclaimed one-man performances of The Tragedy of Mephistopheles, The Incarnation of the Logos, Kaspar Hauser and Kurt Vonnegut's The Kid Nobody Could Handle and Who Am I This Time? thrououghout the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Germany and Switzerland. Glen recently toured throughout North America in Goethe's Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily with Laurie Portocarrero.


Jun 7 Thu 7pm

Lecture

Planets, Rounds & Globes [4]

David Anderson

When we look into the past and ascertain its gestures through significant phenomena, we can understand its mirroring in the future as a metamorphosis at a higher level. The idea of the symmetry between past and future will be developed in more detail through study of the Book of Genesis and its relevance to anthropology and the future of the sexes. The review of the basic divisions between planets, rounds and globes will set the background for our study. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum.  He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


Jun 13 Wed 7pm

Lecture

St. John’s Tide: Awaken To The Summertime

Eugene Schwartz

The major festivals of virtually all religions occur in the autumn, winter, and spring. St. John's Tide stands alone in this respect, calling for wakeful consciousness in a season that is usually regarded as equivalent to a dream-like state. Why must we awaken to the summertime, and what can we learn from our efforts? Tonight we will explore Rudolf Steiner's descriptions of this Festival, and we will look at the entities who overshadow this season: the two "St. John's" and the Archangel Uriel. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

Was a Waldorf teacher for 30 years and is now a Waldorf consultant.  He travels, lectures, and consults extensively in Waldorf schools throughout North America and his articles and commentary appear on his web site www.millennialchild.com.  A student of anthroposophy for 40 years.


Jun 16 Sat 5pm

Dinner

End Of Season Community Dinner & Concert

With David Ralph, Katherine Vode & Carola Burroughs

Come celebrate the arrival of summer with us as we look back at yet another successful NY Branch year. Bring a dish to share to this lovely community event. Special main food theme is Polish-Russian. Contact: Phoebe Anderson at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com Donations Welcome


Jun 21 Thu 7pm

Festival

St. John’s Tide Festival

Lynn Jericho

Who is John? Does He Dwell In My Being? Who is John the Baptist and to what purpose do we experience him within our hearts? This is the soul's question at St John's Tide. St John's Tide is celebrated with bonfires - flames leaping with joy in the darkness of the wilderness crying out to the world that Light is coming upon us. How do we light the bonfires within our souls? Many questions about how we recognize the Presence of the Etheric Christ in the bleak wilderness of our desperate times can be answered by awakening our own inner awareness of John. Is it possible to leap with joy or are we just crying in the wilderness? John's life can give us guidance now. Donations Welcome

Lynn Jericho

A writer, personal counselor and speaker grounded in many years of anthroposophical study, Lynn brings anthroposophy into intimate relationship and personal application with the struggles of daily living. Her annual Holy Nights messages have been received by thousands of people around the planet for three years (www.theinnerchristmasmovie.com). She also has a podcast blog offering thoughts on personal development which can be reached through www.lynnjericho.com.


Jun 25-28 Mon-Thu 5pm

Community Work Week

Involving Members & Friends

Community Weeks Starting at 5 pm During this time of Community Weeks, branch members and friends are invited to take part in the work and fellowship required to keep a volunteer society such as ours alive and moving. The tasks are varied, calling for everything from expertise and judgment to brawn and sweat. There’s something for everyone. The complex demands of serving our members, caring for our building, doing the finances, planning and scheduling programs, running the book store and reaching out to the many individuals on our huge mailing list simply require that more members of our community become actively engaged - engaged not just in what we offer, but in how we do what we do.  So please, just show up between 5 and 7 pm on any or all of the days from Mon Jun 25 to Thu Jun 28. We look forward to seeing you.  


AUG 26 SUN 1:00PM

EURYTHMY WORKSHOP

THE NATURE & BEINGS OF THE ARTS

LINDA LARSON

We will concern ourselves with the special text from Rudolf Steiner which has an important connection to the Munich Congress of 1907. That conference was planned by Dr. Steiner and is being honored in this year of its centennial. Eurythmy will be the doorway through which we come to this place. Everyone is welcome. No previous eurythmy experience is necessary. There will be time for questions and sharing. Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.  FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Linda Larson

Graduated from the van der Pals Eurythmy Academy at the Goetheanum, and from the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She has facilitated eurythmy classes, workshops and seminars in Waldorf Schools and Camphill communities. She is also a member of the Board of the Eurythmy Association of North America and works out of Kimberton PA, where she is a member of the Pennsylvania Eurythmy Ensemble.

 

SEP 5 WED 7:00 PM

WORKSHOP

DIAGONAL SHADED DRAWING

DAVID ANDERSON

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be going through the kingdoms of nature and this month will concentrate on the human being. This class is open to anyone interested. No prior drawing experience required.  FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum.  He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


SEP 12 WED 7:00 PM

LECTURE SERIES

THE ARTS IN EDUCATION & THE ART OF EDUCATION

EUGENE SCHWARTZ

The Waldorf Impulse & The Renewal Of The Arts In early August Harvard University's esteemed "Project Zero" group published a study that claimed that artistic activities in school have no effect on children's academic performance. Although the authors stressed that the arts were of great value in themselves, this study is likely to fuel the conventional wisdom that art is a "frill" in the schoolroom. Why do Waldorf schools continue to place such a great emphasis on the arts, insisting that education in itself is an art? Eugene Schwartz will give an overview of the many ways in which the arts permeate and enliven the Waldorf curriculum, and he will have on view hundreds of examples of student work created in the classroom.  FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past three decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees www.millennialchild.com, a web site dedicated to the well-being of children in the twenty-first century.


SEP 14 FRI 7 - 9 PM

ART OPENING

SPIRIT OF WEAVING

NY Guild Of Handweavers

The New York Guild of Handweavers sponsors the "Spirit of Weaving" show for all guild members. Since 1940, the Guild has given inspiration, information and assistance to those interested in continuing to create in the art form of handweaving. From the utilitarian table linen or rug to imaginative and humorous art pieces, the show will demonstrate the beauties of the handwoven textiles that surround us. Entries will be juried by three fiber artists: Arlene Mintzer, Professional artist, knit & crochet-wear designer and educator; Myra Serrins, Professional artist, weaver & curator; Betty Vera, Professional artist, weaver & educator.  DONATIONS WELCOME


SEP 20 THU 7:30 PM

WORKSHOP

AWAKENING OUR SINGING VOICES

DOROTHY EMMERSON

Together we will explore our singing voices through techniques developed out of the Michael Chekhov approach to acting. Using our faculty of imagination, we will awaken a consciousness of the physical body and of the space around us to help find and free our singing voices. We will also experience the pure enjoyment of singing and moving. Open to everyone. Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.  FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.

 


SEP 23 SUN 5:00 PM

DINNER

MICHAELMAS COMMUNITY POT-LUCK DINNER & CONCERT

HOSPITALITY

September 23 is the first day of Autumn, and the Michaelmas season officially begins on September 29. It is harvest time… Summer’s crops have now borne their fruit, and we are now returning to a more inwardly productive place to ripen the fruit of our own inner growth. Our Michaelmas Dinner and Concert is one way of rekindling and celebrating our commitment to one another and to our common work together as a community. Please join us for this wonderful community event.  David Ralph on Piano…other artists to be announced. Dinner provided by YOU…  Contact Phoebe Alexander at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com for food suggestions and if you wish to support this event with your help.  DONATIONS WELCOME


SEP 29 SAT 7:00 PM

KUHLEWIND MEMORIAL LECTURE

FEAR & GLORY: The Elements of Personal Encounter

MICHAEL LIPSON

A person is a source of meaning, light, love. The moment we sense that we are in the presence of such a source, everything in us that is not meaningful is rendered unstable and can cause fear or other substitutes for engagement. Only when we develop our own sense of Self can we endure the intensity of the Logos-world. As William Blake said, "We are put on Earth a little space, that we may learn to bear the beams of love."  In this evening's lecture, Michael Lipson will discuss both the forms of evasion and the formlessness required for immersion in every act of meeting. Examples are drawn from the clinical practice of psychotherapy, from the Zen, Christian and Jewish traditions, and from the experience of meditative perception.  FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Michael Lipson, PhD

A Clinical Psychologist in independent practice in Great Barrington, MA. A George Soros Faculty Scholar with the Project on Death in America, he was for many years the Chief Psychologist in Pediatric AIDS at New York's Harlem Hospital. He is the author of The Stairway of Surprise: Six Steps to a Creative Life (SteinerBooks, 2002), and the translator of numerous books by Georg Kuehlewind and Rudolf Steiner. He is a frequent guest-expert on the public radio call-in show VOX POP broadcast by Albany's WAMC.


Oct 4 Thu 7:30pm

Workshop Series

Awakening Our Singing Voices

Dorothy Emmerson

 

Monthly: Oct 4, Nov 15, Dec 13 Together we will explore our singing voices through techniques developed out of the Michael Chekhov approach to acting. Using our faculty of imagination, we will awaken a consciousness of the physical body and of the space around us to help find and free our singing voices. We will also experience the pure enjoyment of singing and moving. Open to everyone. Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members


Oct 5 / 6 / 7 Fri•Sat•Sun

6-Part Seminar

Embryo In Motion

Jaap Van Der Wal

The Speech of the Embryo –  What it has to tell about the Why of Human Life. A phenomenological search for the mystery of spirit in the unborn human. The true entity of the human spirit is not the body or the soul, it is the biography The aim of the seminar is to let the participants share in the mighty processes that form the basis of every human individuality and life on this earth. Not only participating by means of the intellect but also with the heart. Moreover the way of considering embryonic development as it is presented here (a so-called ‘embryosophy’) will open completely new perspectives as to polarities and threefoldness, microcosm and macrocosm, heredity and incarnation, evolution and the development of mankind.

Seminar In 6 Parts Part 1 – Fri Oct 5 at 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Where Do We Come From? The nature of life in the womb. The gesture of being born as a gesture of dying.  Part 2 – Sat Oct 6 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – In The Beginning A creative sparkle? Conception as the biology of incarnation. Where do we come from?  Part 3 – Sat Oct 6 at 2:00 – 5:00 pm – From Heaven To Earth From the ‘mineral’ via a plant like life to the birth of the individual. The first heart beat.  Part 4 – Sat Oct 6 at 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Incarnation & Incorporation The incorporation of the soul. The animal phase as the gesture of emancipation.  Part 5 – Sun Oct 7 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Between Heaven & Earth The development of the going upright position as a feature of freedom in equilibrium.  Part 6 – Sun Oct 7 at 2:00 – 5:00 pm – The Embryology of Freedom Man as the ‘adult embryo’ and the ‘first-born’ in relation to the animals. Man as mediator

Individual Session: $40 / $30 Non-Members, $30 / $20 NY Branch Members  Entire Seminar: $180 / $135 Non-Members, $135 / $90 NY Branch Members Please note that a 25% discount has been applied for those who attend all 6 parts.

PRE-REGISTRATION:  email to anthropposophynyc@yahoo.com  or call 212-242-8945


Oct 11 Thu 7:00pm

Lecture

Introduction to Flower Essence Therapy

Linda Cohen

Students are introduced to the holistic art of flower essence therapy, nature’s vitamins for the emotions, and how our emotional “temperature” impacts health and self-actualization. We cover the work of Dr. Bach in the 1930s as well as the work of The Flower Essence Society (FES) from 1979 on. Students learn the history, application and current state of flower essence therapy and how to get stared using essences NOW. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

 

 


Oct 17 Wed 7:00pm

Essentials Series

Planets, Rounds & Globes

David Anderson

Essentials of Anthroposophy [13] When we look into the past and ascertain its gestures through significant phenomena, we can understand its mirroring in the future as a metamorphosis at a higher level. The idea of the symmetry between past and future will be developed in more detail through study of embryology. By familiarizing ourselves with the stages of embryogenesis we can be led to a knowledge of the history of the earth – Adam Kadmon, the cosmic man – and its future evolution. The review of the basic divisions between planets, rounds and globes will set the background for our study. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

 

 


Oct 18 / 25 Thu 7:00pm

Lecture Series

Alchemy

Keith Francis

3 Thursdays: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1 In his lecture cycle, Egyptian Myths and Mysteries, Rudolf Steiner describes how, after the Atlantean disaster, human beings went through successive stages of penetration into the physical world and loss of clairvoyant consciousness. The alchemical tradition goes back to the Third Post-Atlantean Age, in which the ancient Egyptian civilization was at its height and Hermes Trismegistos, referred to by Steiner as the “great initiator” and “thrice-great Thoth” revealed the physical world as the handwriting of the gods and taught people to value the physical plane. This provides a starting point for our series, in which we shall study some of the many indications that Steiner gave about the true meaning of alchemy as an art in itself and in relation to the evolution of consciousness. We shall relate the history of alchemy to the exoteric history of science and end with an extended consideration of Paracelsus, a look at the rather surprising alchemical exploits of Isaac Newton and some thoughts about the question, “Where did alchemy go after the eighteenth century?” Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

 

 


Oct 20 Sat 1:00pm

Meeting

Member’s Special Meeting

NY Branch Members

At our annual members’ meeting, we voted to have three, instead of four, special members only business meetings a year. This will be the first of three for the 2007/2008 period. The purpose of these meetings is to update our members on recent endeavors, to report on programs, finances, social/cultural events, and to listen to your input. This is your opportunity to express the substance of what matters most to you. Your interest and involvement is essential to the spiritual, social, and economic future of Centerpoint, NY Branch.


Oct 22 Mon 7:00pm

Lecture

Three Gestures of Cosmic Love

Lynn Jericho

Rudolf Steiner tells us that “The more a man becomes individual the more he can become a bearer of love.” By looking at the three very different gestures of love found in the relationships between Christ and John the Baptist, Christ and Lazarus and Christ and John the Evangelist we can begin to understand our own individuality and the task of being a bearer of love in the 21st Century. Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

 

 


Oct 24 Wed 7:00pm

Lecture

Minerals, Metals & Crystals

Robert Stewart

The Archetypes of Healing This presentation consists of two seemingly separate subjects: A brief history of medical thinking from Hippocrates to the present with an attempt to place homeopathy within this development. A beautiful slide show of the mineral kingdom---gold, silver, phosphorus, sulphur, etc. - and their homeopathic, mythical and cosmic aspects. Actually, these two subjects are not at all that divergent as when we speak of cultural ages, it is usually by way of minerals, such as the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the present Silicon/radium Age. History thus reveals an evolution of consciousness that is figured in the topographic features of the mineral kingdom. Therefore, using the mineral kingdom as our trope, this presentation is an exploration of holistic medicine’s place within the general stream of medical philosophy.  Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

 

 


Oct 25 Nov 1 Thu 7:00pm

Lecture Series

Alchemy

Keith Francis

Thoth

3 Thursdays: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1 In his lecture cycle, Egyptian Myths and Mysteries, Rudolf Steiner describes how, after the Atlantean disaster, human beings went through successive stages of penetration into the physical world and loss of clairvoyant consciousness. The alchemical tradition goes back to the Third Post-Atlantean Age, in which the ancient Egyptian civilization was at its height and Hermes Trismegistos, referred to by Steiner as the “great initiator” and “thrice-great Thoth” revealed the physical world as the handwriting of the gods and taught people to value the physical plane. This provides a starting point for our series, in which we shall study some of the many indications that Steiner gave about the true meaning of alchemy as an art in itself and in relation to the evolution of consciousness. We shall relate the history of alchemy to the exoteric history of science and end with an extended consideration of Paracelsus, a look at the rather surprising alchemical exploits of Isaac Newton and some thoughts about the question, “Where did alchemy go after the eighteenth century?”

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music.  Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.


Sat Nov 3 6:00pm

Festival

Martinmas

Facilitated by Lisa Bono & Cynthia Lang

Please join us in remembering St. Martin, who as a young man cut his cloak in two and gave it to a poor, frozen beggar and asked for nothing in return. There will be some food, singing and lantern making. We make these lanterns to kindle our own light that we carry through the winter months. We look forward to seeing you.

DONATIONS WELCOME


Tue Nov 6 7:00pm

Workshop Series

Diagonal Shaded Drawing

David Anderson

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be going through the kingdoms of nature and this month will concentrate on the mineral. Open to anyone interested. No prior drawing experience required.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum.  He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


Wed Nov 7 7:00pm

Essentials of Anthroposophy Series

Essentials of Eurythmy

Gail Langstroth

“Whoso danceth not, knoweth not what cometh to pass.” Roots of the new movement art – Eurythmy Eurythmy emerged as a result of Rudolf Steiner’s influence. Gail Langstroth, poet-eurythmist, will provide a brief history of the emergence of eurythmy. Accompanied by her violinist, she will enter into the dance that never wilts.  The movement art Eurythmy is a rose. The more we open ourselves to its beauty, the more it unfolds, revealing it’s being, petal by petal. Through listening, observing, and moving we will approach the delicate LOGOS roots of this rose.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Gail Langstroth

An American writer, poet and movement artist. She spent her youth under the Big Skies of Montana and earned a BA degree from Connecticut College. She then received her diploma as a performer and teacher of Eurythmy, in Stuttgart, Germany. Gail became a member of the Stuttgart Stage Group, performing worldwide. Subsequently, she became a free-lance artist, and moved to Santander, Spain, concentrating on the guitar and Spanish poetry as sources for her artistic expression. Studying in Spain allowed for a profound meeting with “The Word”. Then, an intensive study at the Priest Seminary of the Christian Community, Hamburg, Germany, deepened her perception of “The Word, Its Source and Substance” – providing a renewed inspiration for her performing and writing. ONEWORD – an extended poetree – is her current solo performance-piece.


Fri Nov 9 7:00 pm

Performance

The Green Snake & The Beautiful Lily

Laurie Portocarrero & Glen Williamson

In a free rendering of this classic tale of communal transformation and redemption, these two accomplished storytellers bring to life Goethe”s enigmatic cast of characters. In performance, this universal drama’s vivid imagery conceals and at the same time reveals profound mysteries, ancient and modern.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Laurie Portocarrero

A long-time member of The Actors’ Ensemble and Walking the Dog Theater, Laurie has toured the East Coast in Leonce and Lena, Filumena, Painting Churches and Haiku. She trained under Fern Sloan and Ted Pugh in New York City in 1995 and has studied speech, movement and drama in the U.S., Switzerland and Australia. She is the director of the annual summer program for children, Drama for the Little and Middle Folk, and also offers an ongoing adult workshop called Drama as a Healing Art and teaches drama to special needs adults.

Glen Williamson

A founding member of both The Actors' Ensemble and New Directions Theater. He has given highly acclaimed one-man performances of The Tragedy of Mephistopheles, The Incarnation of the Logos, Kaspar Hauser and Kurt Vonnegut's The Kid Nobody Could Handle and Who Am I This Time? thrououghout the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Germany and Switzerland. Glen recently toured throughout North America in Goethe's Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily with Laurie Portocarrero.


Sat Nov 10 12 to 4 pm

Weaving Workshop

Card-Weaving Workshop

Terry Henley NY Guild Of Handweavers

This Card Weaving class is offered in conjunction with the NY Guild of Handweavers group show Spirit of Weaving Card weaving is a very ancient craft in which the cards form the “loom.” Yarns are threaded through the holes in a number of cards and the cards are rotated to create a pattern. Traditionally this weaving technique was used for belts, bridles, slings, sashes and bags. An infinite variety of complex patterns can be achieved. Woven strips can be sewn together or groups of cards can be interlaced. And when more delicate materials such as silk are used, the strips can be sewn together to make apparel. A benefit of this technique is that it can travel with you. EARLY ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED Workshop is limited to 15 participants. CONTACT: Phoebe Alexander at phoebe@artophathy.com or 212 744-0257

Fee: $40 / $ 30 Non-Members, $20 / $22.50 NY Branch Members Plus materials: $20


Nov 15 Thu 7:30pm

Workshop Series

Awakening Our Singing Voices

Dorothy Emmerson

 

Monthly: Nov 15, Dec 13 Together we will explore our singing voices through techniques developed out of the Michael Chekhov approach to acting. Using our faculty of imagination, we will awaken a consciousness of the physical body and of the space around us to help find and free our singing voices. We will also experience the pure enjoyment of singing and moving. Open to everyone. Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.


Sat Nov 17 –– 7:00pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Photographic Exhibition – Nov 16 to Jan 10

Egypt

Kay Erickson

Faces came out of the back streets and alleys of Egypt from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan. Smiling faces against the backdrop of thousands of years of textured layers of light and shadows, paint and stone. Beautiful people walking the ancient streets where thousands of years of people preceded them on the same journey. Patterns, history, ancient and new, all melded together into a natural canvas just waiting to be captured on film, creating a richness that transcends all notions of poverty and political differences. Through her extensive travels, Kay captures images of people in local communities around the world within their cultural surroundings. Through these images, she hopes to convey a sense of shared humanness. And in the process, to help eliminate some of the present cultural stereotypes that are contributing to worldwide unrest.

Donations Welcome

 


Mon / Tue Nov 19 /20 7:00pm

Two Lectures

Dusk, Rainbows & Glory: Approaching Goethe’s Theory Of Color

Dr. Johannes Kühl

From his 20th year onward Rudolf Steiner spoke numerous times of rainbows. Through color phenomena in nature and through experiments the narrative of dark and light overcoming polarity reveals the dynamic world of color. Out of the experiments participants will experience Goethe’s pathway of science and Steiner’s method of spiritual research. Join us for two informative, lively and participatory evenings!

Fee FOR EACH Lecture: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Members

Dr. Johannes Kühl

Before coming to Dornach in 1996 to take over the leadership of the Natural Science Section, Johannes Kühl was many years a teacher of mathematics, physics and chemistry at the Stuttgart Waldorf School, worked on the fluid dynamics of the machine for making Iscador, a cancer treatment using specially prepared mistletoe at the Carl Gustav Carus Institute. At this time he worked at the Max-Planck Institute with Dr. Ernst August Müller, a renown fluid dynamic physicist. In his youth he was part of the Youth Section with Jörgen Smit and he worked a year on a Bio-dynamic farm.


Thu Nov 29 7:00pm

Lecture

Shaping Your Inner Advent

Lynn Jericho

Advent is the time of preparation for the celebration of the Nativity, the Birth of Jesus. This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 2. What does Advent mean to you in the cycle of the year? How might you design a four week meditation or a ritual to nourish your soul and bring deeper meaning to your life?

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Lynn Jericho

Has been counseling individuals and offering courses for adult transformational learning for fourteen years. She is a co-author of Ground Zero and the Human Soul:  the Search For the New Ordinary Life.  lynn@lynnjericho.com


Fri Nov 30 –– 7:30pm

Eurythmy Workshop

Toward the Light of Christmas

Linda Larson

Eurythmy accompanies us into Advent and the mood of Christmas, bringing spirit light and inner warmth into winter darkness. Join us for this eurythmy workshop inspired by the spirit-warmth of this time of inwardness when hope can be renewed. Everyone is welcome. No previous eurythmy experience is necessary. There will be time for questions and sharing. Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing heart.

Fee: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members


Sat Dec 1 4:00 PM

Lecture

From Turner to the Impressionists

David Lowe

Don’t think so much about the ‘what’; think rather about the ‘how’. That was Goethe’s advice as regards both Nature and Art. We will consider ‘how’ Art arrived at Impressionism. What were the steps by which these group of artist brought their paintings into the light of day. The artist themselves acknowledged a debt to the English landscape painters, Turner and Constable. We will be looking at slides of some beautiful paintings in the process, including Turner, Constable, Degas, Monet and Renoir, and enjoying some stimulating conversation.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Lowe

A graduate of Oxford University with an MA in the History of Art. He has lectured on art history at his alma mater, the British Museum and Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, among many places. He organizes the Public Lecture Series at London's Steiner House.


Sat Dec 1 7:00 PM

Lecture

Art In 1907

David Lowe

In 1907 Rudolf Steiner emphasized the significance of art in relationship to human development and how especially significant it was at that time for those who were intent on renewing the path to the spirit. In the same year we see some major steps being taken by individual artists, which would transform the way that art is looked at. Among these were Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’. At the same time as Cubism was emerging, impressionism was in its twilight years. Monet was painting the Water Lilies at Giverny. A few years before Matisse had become friends with Picasso. He followed his painting The Joy of Life in 1906 with The Blue Nude. Also from 1907 is Klimt’s best-known painting, The Kiss, We shall look at slides of these and other works from 1907 to understand the nature of how Art was transformed.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Lowe

(See above)


Sun Dec 2 11am &  2pm sharp

Museum Walk

Museum Walk

David Lowe

Meet at the Metropolitan Museum information desk  at 11 am sharp and 2pm sharp Join David Lowe for an in-depth study of paintings from Turner to the Impressionists. From approximately 12:30PM until 1:45PM we will lunch at the Met Cafeteria and discuss our impressions of the paintings, the artists and the times.

Donations Welcome

David Lowe

(See above)


Tue Dec 4 7:00 PM

Workshop Series

Diagonal Shaded Drawing

David Anderson

 

These drawing lessons will deal with basic diagonal shaded drawing exercises. Individual needs will be dealt with in relation to technique and fineness of execution. We will concentrate on transitions from light to dark and how that can achieve “mood.” This season we will be going through the kingdoms of nature and this month will concentrate on the plant. Open to anyone interested. No prior drawing experience required.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

David Anderson

An artist and an art teacher, trained at the Gerard Wagner School of Painting at the Goetheanum.  He studied numerous art techniques including Wagner painting and has offered painting and drawing courses at the NY Branch for over 10 years.


Wed Dec 5 7:00 PM

Art Series Lecture

Light in the Darkness:  String Theory & The Art of Poetry

Eugene Schwartz

"In the Beginning was the Word . . . .” This passage from the Gospel of St. John has found unexpected resonance in "String Theory," a set of explanations offered by many contemporary physicists for the origin and sustainability of the universe. In tonight's lecture we will explore the ways in which the art of poetry may bring us closer to the "rhyme and reason" of the heavens and provide us with a deeper sense of our role in the creative interplay of heaven and earth. The relationship of the poetic mood to the Christmas Festival will also be considered.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Eugene Schwartz

Has been a student of Anthroposophy for forty years, and a Waldorf educator for the past three decades. He has spoken on the importance of the arts in education in such venues as Harvard University, Columbia University, Alaska Pacific University, and the University of Tennessee Medical School. Eugene lectures and consults with Waldorf schools worldwide, has written several books on education, and oversees www.millennialchild.com, a web site dedicated to the well-being of children in the twenty-first century.


Sat Dec 8 7:00 PM

Festival

Advent Garden

Cynthia Lang

The advent garden is an inward and an outward spiral of greenery which is walked alone by each individual. It is a dynamic image of the past meeting the future. At this time of year when the darkness of night threatens to overcome the light of day, we walk the advent garden. Lighting our candle from the central candle that represents the center of the universe, we are given the opportunity to then place our own little light on a star in the outward spiral of the garden. The inner light growing as the outer light wanes, the kingdoms of nature represented by crystals, shells and greens -- the simple and the profound in one great image that is evocative of the bridge between spirit and matter.

Donations Welcome

Cynthia Lang

A Waldorf remedial teacher and kindergarten teacher. Cynthia has led Waldorf playgroups, taught children privately and offers parenting workshops. She has been involved with festival study and has lead Advent Gardens for children and adults for more than 15 years.


Thu Dec 13 7:30 PM

Monthly Workshop

Awakening Our Singing Voices

Dorothy Emmerson

 

Together we will explore our singing voices through techniques developed out of the Michael Chekhov approach to acting. Using our faculty of imagination, we will awaken a consciousness of the physical body and of the space around us to help find and free our singing voices. We will also experience the pure enjoyment of singing and moving.  Open to everyone. Comfortable clothes and shoes recommended.

FEE: $20 / $15 Non-Members, $15 / $10 NY Branch Members

Dorothy Emmerson

A professional Broadway actress and singer. She has taught singing and acting, and given concerts in New York, Japan, Russia, and Croatia. She was on the faculty of the Michael Chekhov Studio, and while in Japan, recorded an album of Broadway Show Tunes for Columbia Records.


Sun Dec 16 7:00 PM

Performance

Christmas Concert

Fifteenth Street Singers

The 15th Street Singers, directed by Keith Francis, present their seventh Christmas concert, in which the main work will be J. S. Bach’s Cantata No. 91, Gelobet Seist du, Jesu Christ, a great and rarely performed work with rousing choruses, dramatic recitatives and tender arias. There will also be a fine selection of carols, with some for the audience to join in, and once again we’ll be blessed with the presence of David Ralph at the piano.

Donations Welcome

Keith Francis

Majored in physics at Cambridge University and worked as an engineer at Bristol Aircraft before joining the teaching profession. He was on the faculty of the Rudolf Steiner School in NY for 31 years as a teacher of physics, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, English and music.  Since his retirement he has written several novels and a history of atomic science and has founded and led the Fifteenth Street Singers for the past six years.


Mon Dec 24 to Sat Jan 5

The Twelve Holy Nights

Bring refreshments to share. Helpers needed each night for set-up and clean-up.

Free, Donations Welcome

Mon Dec 24 7:00 pm

The Nature of The Being Sophia

Dick Halford

 

Tue Dec 25

Holy Night

NY Branch Closed - no program

Wed Dec 26 7:00 pm

Holy Night

The Shepherd’s Soul

Lucian Schloss

The light in the darkness: stories, poetry and analog's. Living in this time of extreme "unknowing" we look for soul pictures to light the way. We will share stories, poetry and analogs that help light our way through the darkness. Please bring a folk (fairy) tale (five minute tale), poem or analog from your life that might aid others on their path.

Thu Dec 27 7:00 pm

Holy Night

Angels We Have Heard On High

Cynthia Lang

How do the Angels speak to us and how can we hear and know their message.

Fri Dec 28 7:00 pm

Holy Night

Peace On Earth To Those of Good Will

Lynn Jericho

Discuss the meaning of this significant promise and learn exercises of self-reflection and self transformation that strengthen the will.

Sat Dec 29 7:00 pm

Fairy Tales

Jesse Smith

Steiner considered the telling of fairy tales to children a great tool for developing their imangination and also for developing their moral sense.

Sun Dec 30 7:00 pm

Holy Night

Carrying The Christ In Our Consciousness Throughout The Year

Jesus Amadeo

 

Mon Dec 31 7:00 pm

Holy Night

At The Threshold of The Year, Looking Both Ways

Walter Alexander

A look at the holy season in connection with change and freedom.

Tue Jan 1 7:00 pm

Holy Night

The Mother Ground

Dominique Raeuber

Christ's deed in space and time; in the world of appearances. The value of earth; Maya versus Madonna; the 3rd hierarchy as beings of time and space.

Wed Jan 2 7:00 pm

Holy Night

Zodiac Eurythmy

Catherine DeDois

Introduction to zodiac gestures and their corresponding consonants.

Thu Jan 3 7:00 pm

Holy Night

The Mysteries of Winter, Water & The Will

Mary Crosby

A seasonal exploration of cycles and correspondences surrounding the deep mysteries of winter, water and the will as a preparation and evocation for the coming year.

Fri Jan 4 7:00 pm

Holy Night

From The Solstice To The Birth Within: The Transformation of The Christmas Mysteries

Fred Dennehy

Both the new evangelical atheists and those Christians who have reduced Christ to a kindly human moralizer tell us that Christmas is a winter solstice festival plagiarized from the Romans. The reality is that the Christmas Mysteries have existed from before recorded time, but reach their fulfillment in the Word made flesh and Its birth within our hearts.

Sat Jan 5 7:00 pm

Holy Night

The Three Kings & Epiphany

Joyce Reilly & Doug Safranek

We think of the Holy Nights as twelve, yet when we celebrate from Dec 24 to Jan 6th, the mathematics cannot support this. Jan 6th is often celebrated as the last of the Holy Nights, as the arrival of the Three Kings to visit the Christ Child, and as the feast of the Epiphany. Does Jan 6th belong to this festival? What is the meaning of the arrival of The Kings, and why is the Epiphany also celebrated on this day? We will look at these questions from both an inner, historical and a cross-cultural perspective, supported by examples from the visual arts through the ages.

Sun Jan 6 5:00pm

Social Event

Epiphany Pot-Luck Dinner & Concert

David Ralph,  Dorothy Emmerson,   Norda Dienstag & Katherine Vode

Featuring David Ralph on piano & singers Dorothy Emmerson, Norda Dienstag & Katherine Vode This Festive Dinner Is, Of Course, By You We welcome you all to our festive social closure to our celebration of the Christmas Holy Nights. Bring something yummy to share.  Come early to offer a helping hand (any time after 2pm) or stay late for clean-up. CONTACT: Phoebe Alexander at E: phoebe@artopathy.com or T: 212-744-0257

Donations Welcome