The German edition (Veit, Urachhaus, Stutgartt) restores the importance of Eurythmy omitted from the English translation of Michael Chekov’s original Russian written “To The Actor”. It is little known the central part played by Eurythmy in the development of his “Psychological Gesture”. Chekov practiced Eurythmy daily for years before leaving Russia. He also had it taught in his acting school at Dartington Hall, England by Australian Alice Crowther.
As such Eurythmy can be seen as essential for anyone wishing to make the psychological gesture a habit.
AN ABILITY OF GREAT ADVANTAGE IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
Students of Chekov include: Yul Brynner, Ingrid Bergmann, Gregory Peck and Marylin Monroe. A famous film “Spellbound”, includes two of these plus Chekov himself.
A list of actors who used this method in later years begins with Anthony Quinn, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Sir Anthony Hopkins, not to mention Johnny Depp.
Both the powerfulness of expression and the open warmth of these artists can be seen as a first step in the development of future humanity.
I have taught Eurythmy to actors in both Melbourne and Moscow.
As the world seems to be giving us a clarion call for something really new, this workshop can provide a basis on which to move forward in a way that not only impacts positively on the world, the organisation, the group, but also on the individual in terms of a greater feeling of well-being and contentment. The workshops are based on the premise that when we transform ourselves, we change the world.