DEN NORSKE EURYTMIHØYSKOLE Prof.Dahls gt.30, 0260 Oslo Tlf.: 22 44 32 90 E- post: [email protected] www.eurytmi.no Bankgiro: 1254. 05. 01767 UP-GRADING YOUR EURYTHMY DIPLOMA TO A BACHELOR DEGREE AT DEN NORSKE EURYTMIHØYSKOLE IN OSLO AND EURYTHMY SPRING VALLEY IN SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK 2014-15 COURSE DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION PROCEDURE A. COURSE DESCRIPTION In the year 2014-15, the post-graduate Bachelor program of Den norske Eurytmihøyskole (University College of Eurythmy in Norway) BACI Program A (Part-time) will be offered in Spring Valley, New York, at Eurythmy Spring Valley and in Oslo at Den norske Eurytmihoyskole. Eurythmy instructors are Michael Leber and Coralee Schmandt. Entrance Requirements: Eurythmists with a eurythmy diploma from a recognised eurythmy training and at least a high school diploma can apply for the part-time Bachelor Up-grading course (BACI). Pedagogical training is not a part of the BA Course, so students must be able to document previous experience in their trainings and in professional situations. In addition, students on the program should be able to enter into the artistic in a relatively short time and practice independently between sessions. Dates: The course takes place in three modules: Module 1: Sunday, September 28th – Saturday, October 11th, 2014 takes place in Spring Valley. Module 2: Wednesday, February 18 – Tuesday, February 24, 2015 takes place in Spring Valley. Module 3: Tuesday, June 30th -- Monday, July 6th, 2015 takes place in Oslo. All sessions begin at 9.00 am on first day and end at 12.00 on the last day except July 6th, which will end at 18.00. Mode of Instruction: While on-site, students will receive individual and group instruction and guidance from the teachers on the course. Students are expected to practice the solo and group pieces between sessions with mentors in their own location. Solo and group eurythmy performances will be public. An external examiner will be present to help assess the capacities of each student and students will have a maximum of 2 chances to re-take each of the exams in the event of a fail. The modules and individual practice times are an opportunity to refresh artistic eurythmy with experienced teachers who will encourage each student to fulfil their eurythmic potential. For many who have been teaching in schools, for example, this will be a welcome and enlivening experience. Description of the Course of Studies: Each session will focus on the following: Module 1: Students will choose one solo form by Rudolf Steiner in speech eurythmy and in tone eurythmy to work on individually and present in Module 2. Students will begin work on group pieces that will be presented in Module 3. Classes in speech formation and an introduction to music theory/ listening skills will be given. Students take the music theory exam in Module 1 and if necessary there will be a re-take in Module 2. Module 2: Each student will choose another poem and piece of music (without a given form) to shape artistically in a way that reflects a grasp of underlying eurythmic principles. These solos are presented in Module 3. A written description of the creative process and eurythmic elements is due June 1, 2015 and the solo performance will be accompanied by a short oral summation of its content. Presentation of poems in epic, lyric, and dramatic styles for speech formation graduation. Pedagogical paper is due. Module 3: Written description of process due June 1, 2015. Performance of solos with talks Performance of the group pieces. The graduation ceremony will take place at the end of this session. Graduation Requirements for the BACI program A: Students who enter the up-grading course have to fulfil the same requirements as our graduating students. These are: 1) Pedagogy: Participants can demonstrate teaching competence with a written presentation based on their post-graduate experience as a teacher. We will discuss the nature of this assignment in October and the written work will be due in February. We will provide some guidelines on how to structure your writing and formulate what you want to say. 2) Music Theory: Competence in music (including listening skills) is a prerequisite for graduation. The test for music skills will be in October and the re-take in February. An introduction to the exam will be offered in the first module but those who require more assistance should seek further help locally. 3) Speech Formation: Some instruction in speech formation as well as guidance in choosing poems for epic, lyric, and dramatic speech will be given in October. You are encouraged to bring your own suggestions for your individual work when you come in October. The final speech presentation will be in February. 4) Tone and Speech Eurythmy: Eurythmy competence will be practiced and presented in three ways: a. Group forms in speech and tone will be worked on in the three modules and will be presented as an artistic whole in July. The focus here is on working together creatively with a clear focus on the artistic task at hand. b. You may choose two solo Steiner forms (one speech, one tone) to work on between October and February. Here the focus is on individual creative initiative and a grasp of the intention expressed in the form. Performance: February 26, 27, & 28 2015. c. From February until July, each eurythmist works on a piece of music and a poem of their own choice artistically. Here the focus is on the grasp of eurythmic principles in bringing a poem or piece of music to expression. One part of this task will be the artistic presentation itself and the other part will be articulating the process and creative decisions you have made. The written part of this assignment is due June 1st. The solos and talks will take place on July 4, 5, & 6, 2015. Criteria for Evaluating Eurythmy in the BA Course: The solos and group pieces prepared for the BA course will be evaluated by the same criteria as the students graduating from the fourth year in the full-time programme. The following general criteria should be met. The student should be able to: Work freely and creatively with the basic elements of eurythmy Express him/herself in an individual artistic way Take the “unheard” into account in the movement of the piece Ask relevant questions in the creative process Reflect on his/her own eurythmic development The solos and the group pieces presented by the students should demonstrate: Mastery of the eurythmic instrument Artistic expressiveness The ability to grasp the appropriate style of a poem or music piece The Faculty: Michael Leber, Dip Ed, (University of Plymouth) is one of our leading eurythmists. He has been Director of Stuttgart Eurythmeum for many years and has an international reputation as a performer and choreographer with the Else Klink Ensemble. He travels internationally each year giving courses for eurythmists and is director of the Fairy-tale Group (Märchen Gruppe), which tours internationally annually. Coralee Schmandt, Ph.D, (SUNY, Binghamton) graduated from Eurythmy Spring Valley in 1982. She has taught eurythmy at Rudolf Steiner College, Sacramento, CA; Emerson College, Sussex, England; The London College of Eurythmy, London, and was director of Den norske Eurytmihoyskole in Oslo from 2007 – 2011. She presently teaches blocks in China and will be co-carrier of the English Masters in Eurythmy beginning September 2015. B. Application Procedure Applicants should send: Personal details: date of birth (personal number if Scandinavian), citizenship, email address, postal address, and phone number on a separate sheet of paper A CV (personal work history) Proof of graduation from high school A copy of your eurythmy diploma Send 1 scanned copy of each of these documents to Coralee Schmandt at [email protected] AND 1 scanned copy to Den norske Eurytmihoyskole at [email protected] . Tuition: Fees for the year are 20.000 Norwegian kroner. The first instalment of 6000 kroner is payable at the time of application and is non-refundable. This payment includes 1100 nok to the student organisation SiO. The second instalment, 9000 kroner, is payable September 1, 2014, and the third instalment, 5000 kroner, is due February 1, 2015. All instalments are paid to Den norske Eurytmihøyskole Send bank/wire transfer to account number 1254. 05. 01767 Name of account: Den norske Eurytmihoyskole/ University College of Eurythmy in Norway College Address: Prof. Dahls gt. 30, 0260 Oslo, Norway Bank name: Cultura Sparebank Bank address: P.O. Box 6800, St. Olavs plass 4, 0130, Oslo, Norway IBAN: NO1112540501767 Swiftcode: CULTNOK1 Tel. for bank: 0047 22 99 51 99 Tel. for DnE: 0044 2244 32 90 (Silje Steinert) Please write “BA Course” in the message box. Do not send checks. Location: The first two modules take place at: Eurythmy Spring Valley, 260 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, New York, 10977 Tlf: (845) 352 – 5020, ext. 13 Email: [email protected] www.eurythmy.org Closest airport is Newark, N.J. Contact [email protected] at ESV regarding pick-up. The last module takes place at: Den norske Eurytmihoyskole, Prof. Dahlsgata 30, 0260 Oslo Email: [email protected] www.eurytmi.no Flights with Norwegian Airlines, SAS, and other airlines to Gardemoen Airport with 20 min. train ride on Flytoget to Oslo S or with Ryannair to Torp and 2hour bus ride to Oslo Bussterminal. Enquiries: Contact Coralee Schmandt: Email: [email protected] Skype: coralee.frederickson Tel: 0044 7511 814 501 (mobile) / 00441342 459143 (land line) Student Services Consultant for Eurythmy Spring Valley: Maureen ([email protected]) On-site coordinator in Oslo: Silje Steinert ([email protected]) or Marianne Tvedt, Director ([email protected]) Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!