PAST PROGRAMS in 2012 - FOR REFERENCE ONLY
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Monday,
Dec 26
through
Friday,
Jan 6

2011-2012 Holy Nights: Festival Presentations
Each evening through January 5th is a presentation, conversation,
singing, and refreshments. Donations are gratefully received. --
January 6th you are also requested to bring a sweet or savory treat to share.

Monday,
Dec 26, 7pm

Brigida Baldszun

Eurythmy: “Moving in the Golden Mean”
 performance - activity - perception
Tuesday,
Dec 27, 7pm

Keith Francis
Christmas Music
 with the Francis Family Singers
Wednesday,
Dec 28, 7pm

Cynthia Lang/Phoebe Alexander

“Night of Innocence - Imagining Innocence - Color of Innocence” - fairy tale + artistic part
Thursday,
Dec 29, 7pm

A Christmas Concert – Singing Group “Anacrusis”

with Melania Levitsky, Ksenya Lowenfels, Jimmy Mora, Erika Solaris
Friday,
Dec 30, 7pm

Walter Alexander

Rudolf Steiner: A New Morality,
the kind you can’t write down
Saturday,
Dec 31, 7pm

Kevin Dann

On the Eve of 2012: Michael’s Allies Past & Present
Joan of Arc and Kaspar Hauser as inspiration
Sunday,
Jan 1, 7pm

Marianna Reges & others

Conversation on
 the Spiritual Aspects of Money
Monday,
Jan 2, 7pm

Linda Larson

Olaf Ästeson and the Essence of the Holy Nights
Eurythmy, speech as movement, harmony in sound and silence
Tuesday,
Jan 3, 7pm

Fred Dennehy

Epiphany Poems and Stories
“epiphanies”: sudden realizations of meaning that change us,
  for a moment or forever
Wednesday,
Jan 4, 7pm

Jesús Amadeo

Light: How do we carry light
 during the Holy Nights?
 
Thursday,
Jan 5, 7pm

Erk Ludwig

Wisdom in Fairy Tales:
The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs
Friday,
Jan 6, 7pm

Hospitality Committee

Three Kings Day/Epiphany Festivities
Welcome: Joyce Reilly; Music & song; Pot-Luck Sweet & Savory Treats
Wednesday, Jan 18, 7pm

Ten Part Lecture Series

Evolution of Religions in World History: Part 5, "Egypto-Chaldean Epoch"

David Anderson

This series will take us from the ancient Indian culture until the present, describing how religion has left the narrow confines of outward religious institutions and entered into the intimate aspects of the personal lives of individuals and their social activities. It invites us to dig within our own souls to uncover relics of the spiritual past that continue to influence us in manifold ways today. By studying the outer records of the history of religions, we can make conscious these buried layers within our own souls. — This month, the sublime culture of ancient Egypt and its counterpart in Mesopotamia. Previous epochs had been “prehistoric” in that they pre-dated writing. The Egyptian hieroglyphs retain their picture quality while the cuneiform script of the land between the rivers moves towards abstraction and thinking grows away from the astral world of dream pictures. The Book of the Dead reveals Egyptian cultural themes. The Egyptians were still waking up into the physical body, and we can perceive their activities at the threshold of the etheric and the physical. The Logos was perceived as Osiris by the Egyptians while the Chaldean culture spoke of Shamash. The Epic of Gilgamesh is symptomatic of the Chaldean negative relation to death, opposed to the Egyptian’s embracing of it. Death and birth are the concerns of the two contemporaneous cultures..

David Anderson

has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world. He holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

Next program: Feb 15th

  

Saturday, Jan 21, 1pm

Open Saturday talk

Basic Questions for Understanding Money

Michael Lapointe

Michael Lapointe returns to review such fundamental questions as:
Is money gold?
If not gold, then what is it?
Is the Fed creating money out of air?
What is Fiat money?
So what can a phenomenological study of money bring that is not found in mainstream discussions? The goal will be to lay the discussion out in layman’s terms and put it on a firm foundation, to make it lively and interesting.
In preparation please consider reading: “What is Money?” online at
http://goo.gl/gpfjm (a shortened URL at Investopedia.com).

Michael Lapointe:

has a BS in finance from the University of Rhode Island (1990) and a license in massage therapy from the School of Natural Healing in North Carolina (1996). He has also completed extensive studies in nutrition, Associative Economics (UK), and painting and art (NeueKunstSchule, Basel, Switzerland). He has considerable experience with entrepreneurial business building (franchising), and is currently researching economic and social phenomena.

Open Saturdays are informal, community events.
Bring your lunch (beverages supplied) and join in!
Donations welcome.

Next Open Saturday: Feb 18th

  

Sunday, Jan 22, 1–4pm

Watercolor Painting Workshop

PAINTING A TREE THROUGH THE SEASONS: “Winter”

Phoebe Alexander

We all love trees. Maybe it’s because their beauty increases as they age, struggling patiently through the ravages of sun, storms and ice. Or maybe it’s their uprightness and individuality and graciousness that we so connect with. When, we grow our tree through painting into the landscape or garden we’ve prepared for it, we are also growing ourselves. And when we revisit our tree from season to season (and each is individual enough that we come to recognize it), we’re glad to see it again—see how it’s doing, help it along. And in the process, we become our own gardeners.

Single sessions are $40/$30 & $30/$20 (or 2 freq. discount tickets), plus $5 materials paid in cash at the door. No previous painting (or gardening) experience is necessary; only a willingness to explore, and a joy in discovery.

Future programs: Spring Tree, Apr 22; Summer Tree, June 24.

Phoebe Alexander

has offered art and seasonal craft workshops
here and at professional conferences and other venues. She trained in
Waldorf pedagogy (Emerson College, UK), anthroposophic art therapy
(Akademie vor Kunstzinnig Therapie, Netherlands), therapeutic recreation
(MSEd, CUNY/Lehman); and holds a certificate in horticulture
from the New York Botanical Garden School of Horticulture.
 

Monday,
Jan 23, 7pm

Eurythmy Workshop

Monthly Eurythmy workshop

Linda Larson

 

Join Linda for her monthly workshop, as the hundredth anniversary year of the art of eurythmy is celebrated!

Linda Larson

a eurythmist, workshop and seminar facilitator, and therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, with diplomas from the Goetheanum and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

Next program: Feb 27th

  

Friday,
Feb 3,
7pm

Monthly Evening

Members’ Evening

Anthroposophical Society Members

We meet monthly, usually the first Friday,
on the theme of the year..

Refreshments served.

Donations welcome

  

Saturday, Feb 4, 7:30pm

Performance

“Love Letters”: the play by A.R. Gurney

Dorothy Emmerson,
Fred Dennehy

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, this play centers on just two characters. Using the epistolary form used in some novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them in separated lives over almost fifty years. Dorothy Emmerson is a long-time professional actress in regional theater, at Lincoln Center, and off and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She has taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique in many cities and also uses it in teaching voice. Fred Dennehy practices law, earned a PhD in English, is co-leader in NYC for the monthly esoteric lessons of Rudolf Steiner’s School of Spiritual Science. In recent years he has performed in Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Julius Caesar, Othello, and The Tempest.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Saturday, Feb 11, 1pm

Semiannual Meeting

NY Branch Members Meeting For members of Anthroposophy NYC, the NY Branch, only. Members meet twice yearly to review recent and planned activities. Refreshments served.
 

  

Wednesday, Feb 15, 7pm

Ten Part Lecture Series

Evolution of Religions in World History: Part 6, "Greece"

David Anderson

This series will take us from the ancient Indian culture until the present, describing how religion has left the narrow confines of outward religious institutions and entered into the intimate aspects of the personal lives of individuals and their social activities. It invites us to dig within our own souls to uncover relics of the spiritual past that continue to influence us in manifold ways today. By studying the outer records of the history of religions, we can make conscious these buried layers within our own souls. — This month, the Greeks emancipated themselves from the oriental dream world. Philosophy and a new type of thinking are born in them. Our culture looks to Greece as to a “brave new world,” fresh and ideal, where living forces of the oriental imagination still gave the quality of direct “being” to its cultural products. But this imagination became much more a creation of the individual human in Greece. The Greek Gods were beings who had incarnated in Atlantis but who were not human. The Luciferic and unreal representational nature of these Upper Gods can be contrasted to the Chthonic Lower Gods and their penetration into the will nature of reality. Schopenhauer’s World as Will and Representation describes these two realms in detail. The Divine was becoming human. [Image: Athena being born, fully armed, from the head of Zeus, from a 6th century BCE vase.]

David Anderson

has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world. He holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Saturday, Feb 18,
1:30pm

Open Saturday artistic workshop

Veil Painting on Moist Paper

Brigitte Buss

 

In early spring we await the return of green to the earth. In this
watercolor painting exercise, we will experience colors of the cool
atmosphere and wintery earth together with the reappearance of
light viridian green. – Note 1:30pm starting time this month.

Brigitte Buss:

graduated from Arthea-School for Artistic Therapy
in Geneva, certified as an art therapist by the Medical Section at the
Goetheanum. In 2005, she first met the work of painting therapist
Liana Collot d’Herbois and her approach working with laws of light,
color and darkness observed in nature.

Open Saturdays are informal, community events.
Bring your lunch (beverages supplied) and join in!
Donations welcome.

  

Sunday,
Feb 19, 7pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Melania & Melania

Melania Levitsky & Melania Freeburn

Melania Levitsky: “Thoughts on Travels & Holidays” (watercolor on paper). “Surrounded by talent in the visual arts (my sister, father, mother), I was always the performer. But I’ve loved to sketch and I’ve had two bursts of painting: on my honeymoon vacationing with artist friends, and after my daughter was born, she with her paints and me with mine...”

Melania Freeburn: “Cartoons” (pen & marker). “As a youngster, I eagerly awaited the arrival of Punch where Ffollies, Giovanetti, Hargreaves, and Langdon all drew simple captionless animated visual sequences which undoubtedly inspired my work.“

Melania Freeburn:

born in NYC, grew up in Rockland County, taught in Philadelphia for many years, pre-K and elementary and later ESL, and inspired by children’s artwork. Published as the Center City Welcomat’s Cartoonist during the 1980s, and has been in group shows at Off The Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank’s Bar in Philadelphia.

Melania Levitsky:

director and adaptor, occasionally singer and actor; Associate Artistic Director of Walking the Dog Theater. Her show CHEKHOVEK, produced by The Actors’ Ensemble and GoSHow Entertainment, is in NYC at the ArcLight Theater 2/1–3/4/2012. She lives in NYC with husband Richard Emery and their daughter, Nikita Lev Emery.

Free, donations welcome. Join us February 19 for the opening reception, meet the artists, and enjoy refreshments.

  

Monday,
Feb 27, 7pm

Eurythmy Workshop

Monthly Eurythmy workshop

Linda Larson

 

Join Linda for her monthly workshop, as the hundredth anniversary year of the art of eurythmy is celebrated!

Linda Larson

a eurythmist, workshop and seminar facilitator, and therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, with diplomas from the Goetheanum and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Friday,
Mar 2,
7pm

Monthly Evening

Members’ Evening

Anthroposophical Society Members

We meet monthly, usually the first Friday,
on the theme of the year.

Refreshments served.

Donations welcome

  

March.... >>>> Click here for March 2012 details
Sunday,
Apr 1,
2–5pm

Artistic Workshop

 
Easter Egg Workshop

Phoebe Alexander

The egg symbolizes life’s renewal and unexpressed potential, and the bird symbolizes cosmic wisdom come to earth. The egg is also a symbol of Easter’s resurrection, of the sarcophagus from which new life arises. Celebrating this renewal, we honor and decorate the egg. The eggs of different birds are unique in size, color, even form. Inspired by nature we will create beautiful and unique eggs for Easter. Various techniques will be shown, and all art materials will be provided. Bring your own eggs, at least 1 dozen: raw, if you’d like to learn to “blow” using an egg pump; already “blown”; and/or hardboiled (no cracks).

Phoebe Alexander:

has offered art and seasonal craft workshops here and at professional conferences and other venues. She trained in Waldorf pedagogy (Emerson College, UK), anthroposophic art therapy (Akademie vor Kunstzinnig Therapie, Netherlands), therapeutic recreation (MSEd, CUNY/Lehman); and holds a certificate in horticulture from the New York Botanical Garden School of Horticulture.

Adults: $15 & Children: $10 (fees include $5 for materials)

  

Monday,
Apr 2,
 7pm

Evening Talk

 
Karma and the Easter Mystery

Lisa Romero

Lisa Romero has been a practicing homeopath for over twenty years and has applied an anthroposophical approach to her practice for the past fifteen years. During the last nine years she has been teaching anthroposophical health and healing throughout Australia and Asia, and she has been a regular visitor to the Harlemville, NY, community upstate. The variety and quality of her lectures and knowledge allows her to meet many communities from the point of view of their needs, often suggesting they choose the topic to be explored.

This evening she will bring together with us the extraordinary mystery of the Easter events... and the unfolding of divine mercy—the opportunity for us to grow and evolve life after life through karma and reincarnation.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Wednesday, Apr 4,
7pm

Course

 
Anthroposophy Down to Basics: Biography (1) From Birth to Death

Basics Team

 
While anthroposophy engages the most basic and intimate aspects of our lives, “anthroposophy made simple” is simply not anthroposophy. The vastness of anthroposophy’s reach and the depth of its currents can often be daunting and problematic. This course will address fundamental concepts and practices in seven programs, each of which stands alone. — Tonight: All human lives follow a single archetype. What of its patterns can we detect in our individual lives, and what are its stages?

The Basics Team:

Evening sessions will be presented by a team of individuals who have worked with anthroposophy over many years. They include: Walter Alexander, Phoebe Alexander, David Anderson, George Centanni, Fred Dennehy, Carole Johnson, Cynthia Lang, Daniel Mackenzie, Shaunaq Puri, Joyce Reilly, and Doug Safranek.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Friday,
Apr 6,
7pm

Monthly Evening

 
Members’ Evening

Anthroposophical Society Members

 
We meet monthly, usually the first Friday, on the theme of the year. Refreshments served.

Next evening is May 4.

 

 

Sunday,
Apr 8,
2–5pm

Festival Celebration

 
Easter Festival Celebration   Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Christ Jesus, and thus the possibility of personal transformation and renewal. After a brief welcome and presentation, our celebration will be an afternoon pot-luck with musical sets. Please bring a sweet or a savory Easter treat to share. Beverages and beautiful, fresh, hard-cooked Easter eggs will be provided. Questions contact Phoebe at 212-744-0257 or phoebe@artopathy.com.

  

Wednesday, Apr 11,
7pm

Course

Anthroposophy Down to Basics: Biography (2) From Death to Birth

Basics Team

 The story goes like this: at a time when various individuals around Rudolf Steiner were claiming to be reincarnations of the disciples or Mary, he replied to one questioner wanting to know who he/she was last time – “What good would it do you to know who you were last time when you don’t know who you are this time?” If reincarnation is true, what is its significance for us here and now? And how does the here and now then continue and change?

Each program:
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Saturday, Apr 14,
7pm

Four-Part Lecture Series

 

Auditioning for Antichrist, Pt. 3/4: Adolf Hitler

Eugene Schwartz

Eugene Schwartz continues his review of forces of evil in the 20th century which foreshadow events still to come. He has chosen three world leaders who he sees as “auditioning” for the role of Antichrist: Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), Josef Stalin, and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th US President. Their well-known careers receive a fresh look from the vantage points of seven, nine, and twelve-year rhythms, and in relation to the life of their contemporary, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). — Pt 4 is May 12 (Joseph Stalin).

Eugene Schwartz:

has been a Waldorf school teacher, an educator of teachers, and an educational consultant for 33 years. He has given nearly 2000 lectures on Waldorf education and anthroposophy. His articles, podcasts, and videos are at www.millennialchild.com.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Sunday,
Apr 15,
2–4pm

Art Exhibit Opening

Paintings & Drawings

John Fornieri & Friends

 

Join us this afternoon to meet the artists for this new exhibit: Robert Sievert, Tina Amarina, Joyce Sampson, and John Fornieri. Enjoy refreshments and good company!

 

 

  

Monday,
Apr 16,
7pm 

Monthly Eurythmy Workshop

 

“Honoring 100 Years of Eurythmy”

Linda Larson

 

Please join us for this evening in which we will experience a few of the first exercises given in Eurythmy when it had its beginning 100 years ago! This art of movement, which expresses the sounds of speech through gesture, can be a harmonizing and awakening element in one’s life, bringing balance and strength. Beginners are welcome. Please bring soft-soled shoes and a willing spirit.

Linda Larson

a eurythmist, workshop and seminar facilitator, and therapeutic eurythmist at the Rudolf Steiner School in NYC, with diplomas from the Goetheanum and the London School of Therapeutic Eurythmy. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

  

Wednesday,
Apr 18,
7pm

Ten-Part Lecture Series

 

Evolution of Religions in World History: Part 8, Islam & the Crusades

David Anderson

This series invites us to dig within our own souls to uncover relics of the spiritual past that continue to influence us in manifold ways today. This month, the history and development of Islam will be portrayed. With the crusades, many of the advanced ideas of Islamic culture infiltrated Europe in the form of translations of Aristotle, Arabic numerals, architectural styles and a new type of science. To understand its place in evolution, we must see Islam in relation to the whole sweep of mankind’s progress. We will look at the Koran and its theology, and at the position of the religion in the world today, including its divisions (eg, Shiite and Sunni). — Pt. 9 on the Goetheanum is May 16.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

David Anderson:

has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world. He holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).

  

Thursday,
Apr 19,
7pm

Special Eurythmy Series

 

Eurythmy, “Moving in the Golden Mean”: Part 1/5

Brigida Baldszun

 

Based on a seasonal poem participants will do eurythmy, perceive it, reflect on it.

Each program:
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

Brigida Baldszun:

an independent working eurythmist, was born and educated in Europe where she began her career. She has taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Europe, the US, South Africa and Russia. She currently teaches on the East Coast where she also performs, both as a soloist and with a eurythmy ensemble. Her background also includes training in therapeutic eurythmy.

  

Saturday,
Apr 21,
1:30pm

Workshop Series

 
Sacred Symbolic & Creative Geometry:
Part 1/4, The Language of Shapes, Numbers & Patterns

John Lloyd &
Karl Lorenzen

 
Sacred Geometry constitutes a common ground among the world’s cultures and traditions. Its language of number and symbol can express profound ideas about the nature of existence. This course teaches its vocabulary and “alphabet,” and shows participants how to use the circle, triangle, square, and spiral to explore ideas about sacred space. We’ll draw on patterns from Morocco, Vedic tradition, stone circles, and medieval rose windows, and examine the geometry of both living forms and the solar system. Please bring a compass, ruler, pencils and a pad of paper for the drawing exercises.

The four classes will be:
4/21: 1 the language of shapes, numbers and patterns
4/25: 2 the geometry of living forms
5/ : 3 the number 12 and the geometry of culture and communities
6/ :4 geometry of the solar system and the creation of sacred space

Each program:
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

John Lloyd:

born in Japan, a son and grandson of Episcopalian missionaries in Japan; BFA from Tufts University/Museum School, painting and exhibiting his work for the past 30 years. Looking to reconcile art, science, and the spiritual world, John has found himself drawn over the last 25 years to traditions from around the world which use geometry to express the ideas of harmony, order, purpose and beauty in the world. John has been teaching this material for the past ten years at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York city, the New York Open Center, and other locations.

Karl Lorenzen:

a professional artist who has studied and taught Sacred Geometry since 2000, including five years on the faculty of the New York Open Center. In 2010 he co-presented “Alexandria’s Influence on the Islamic Art of Andalusia” at the NYC Esoteric Gathering, a symposium sponsored by the Open Center. Karl was a 2010 Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.

  

Sunday,
Apr 22,
1–4pm

Watercolor Painting Workshop

 
Painting a Tree through the Seasons: “Winter”

Phoebe Alexander

We all love trees. Maybe it’s because their beauty increases as they age, struggling patiently through the ravages of sun, storms and ice. Or maybe it’s their uprightness and individuality and graciousness that we so connect with. When, we grow our tree through painting into the landscape or garden we’ve prepared for it, we are also growing ourselves. And when we revisit our tree from season to season (and each is individual enough that we come to recognize it), we’re glad to see it again—see how it’s doing, help it along. And in the process, we become our own gardeners.

Single sessions are $40/$30 & $30/$20 (or 2 freq. discount tickets), plus $5 materials paid in cash at the door. No previous painting (or gardening) experience is necessary; only a willingness to explore, and a joy in discovery. Future programs: Summer Tree, June 24.

Phoebe Alexander:

has offered art and seasonal craft workshops here and at professional conferences and other venues. She trained in Waldorf pedagogy (Emerson College, UK), anthroposophic art therapy (Akademie vor Kunstzinnig Therapie, Netherlands), therapeutic recreation (MSEd, CUNY/Lehman); and holds a certificate in horticulture from the New York Botanical Garden School of Horticulture.

  

Wednesday, April 25,
7pm

Workshop Series

 
Sacred Symbolic & Creative Geometry:
Part 2/4, The Geometry of Living Forms

John Lloyd &
Karl Lorenzen

 
Sacred Geometry constitutes a common ground among the world’s cultures and traditions. Its language of number and symbol can express profound ideas about the nature of existence. This course teaches its vocabulary and “alphabet,” and shows participants how to use the circle, triangle, square, and spiral to explore ideas about sacred space. We’ll draw on patterns from Morocco, Vedic tradition, stone circles, and medieval rose windows, and examine the geometry of both living forms and the solar system. Please bring a compass, ruler, pencils and a pad of paper for the drawing exercises.

The four classes will be:
4/21: 1 the language of shapes, numbers and patterns
4/25: 2 the geometry of living forms
5/ : 3 the number 12 and the geometry of culture and communities
6/ :4 geometry of the solar system and the creation of sacred space

Each program:
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

John Lloyd:

born in Japan, a son and grandson of Episcopalian missionaries in Japan; BFA from Tufts University/Museum School, painting and exhibiting his work for the past 30 years. Looking to reconcile art, science, and the spiritual world, John has found himself drawn over the last 25 years to traditions from around the world which use geometry to express the ideas of harmony, order, purpose and beauty in the world. John has been teaching this material for the past ten years at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York city, the New York Open Center, and other locations.

Karl Lorenzen:

a professional artist who has studied and taught Sacred Geometry since 2000, including five years on the faculty of the New York Open Center. In 2010 he co-presented “Alexandria’s Influence on the Islamic Art of Andalusia” at the NYC Esoteric Gathering, a symposium sponsored by the Open Center. Karl was a 2010 Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.

  

Thursday,
Apr 26,
7pm

Special Eurythmy Series

 

Eurythmy, “Moving in the Golden Mean”: Part 2/5

Brigida Baldszun

 

Based on a seasonal poem participants will do eurythmy, perceive it, reflect on it.

Each program:
$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers

Brigida Baldszun:

an independent working eurythmist, was born and educated in Europe where she began her career. She has taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Europe, the US, South Africa and Russia. She currently teaches on the East Coast where she also performs, both as a soloist and with a eurythmy ensemble. Her background also includes training in therapeutic eurythmy.

  

Friday,
Apr 27,
6pm

Monthly Study Group

Working Together on the Six Basic Exercises

Sarah Hearn

This group intends to create a supportive space to share conversation and work with Steiner’s six basic (“subsidiary”) exercises from Knowledge of the Higher Worlds in a peer-led format. The group has begun working with the first exercise. Contact Sarah Hearn (413) 717-5138 if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

Saturday,
Apr 28,
11am–6pm

Workshop

Rudolf Steiner’s Life & Work

David Anderson

2011 brought the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Steiner, along with much recognition of his tremendous insight and vision which are still unfolding.

David Anderson has been a lifelong student of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, with professional training in Waldorf education and Steiner-inspired visual arts work, and he has been active in the School for Spiritual Science.

David has presented monthly programs for the last several years, and today will bring his very extensive knowledge to a day-long appreciations and experience of Steiner’s life and work.

Fees: $60/45 Non-Members; $45/30 NY Branch Members; or 3 frequency discount tickets. The lower fee in each pair is for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers.

David Anderson:

has taught drawing and Wagner painting at Rudolf Steiner School in NYC and around the world. He holds an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).

  

Sunday, April 29, 7:30pm

Encore Performance

“Love Letters”: the play by A.R. Gurney

Dorothy Emmerson,
Fred Dennehy

By popular demand, this program seen in February is being given a second performance!

 Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, this play centers on just two characters. Using the epistolary form used in some novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them in separated lives over almost fifty years. Dorothy Emmerson is a long-time professional actress in regional theater, at Lincoln Center, and off and on Broadway with Maureen Stapelton, Jerry Orbach and Dustin Hoffman. She has taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique in many cities and also uses it in teaching voice. Fred Dennehy practices law, earned a PhD in English, is co-leader in NYC for the monthly esoteric lessons of Rudolf Steiner’s School of Spiritual Science. In recent years he has performed in Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Julius Caesar, Othello, and The Tempest.

$20/$15 Non-Members, $15/$10 NY Branch Members; or 1 frequency discount ticket; lower fee for seniors (65+), full-time students & active Waldorf teachers