West Coast Steiner School Class 3 Eurythmy Performance

The Plant Children

Dressed in colourful silk tunics West Coast Steiner School Class 3 students presented the Eurythmy story, The Plant Children, to the Class Two children. The text is adapted from a story by Dorothy Harrer, and the music to accompany the Eurythmy choreography is from Kabalevsky’s ‘Children’s Pieces’, played on the piano by Jane Shanahan.

The story depicts the rivalry between the Sun Fairies and Rain Fairies to care for the beloved Plant Children. With the help of the wind to either blow away or summon the Rain Fairies when needed, Great King Sun is able to teach the Sun Fairies the lesson that too much sun brings drought, and to teach the Rain Fairies the lesson that too much rain brings floods. Neither situation helps the Plant Children, but when they work together the Plant Children thrive. So whenever we see a Rainbow in the sky, we know that the Sun Fairies and Rain Fairies are having a lovely time singing and dancing together.

Class 3 can be very proud of their effort to learn the varied Eurythmy gestures and choreography.  Just like the Sun and Rain Fairies, the whole class learned how to move well together, bringing life to a wonderful presentation!

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