Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble performs 7 p.m. Saturday in Grass Valley
Speech and music will be seen as well as heard at The Center for the Arts this Saturday Oct. 17, when the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble presents the first-ever performance in Nevada County of the original art of movement known as “Eurythmy.”
Originating in 1912 at the beginnings of the modern dance era, Eurythmy has been performed worldwide for more than 100 years.
The stage will fill with flowing, colorful movement as the eurythmists use gesture and choreography to reveal the invisible patterns created by speech and music in the surrounding air. Through their ethereal movements enhanced by silk costumes, dramatic colored lighting, vibrant recitation, and live music, the audience not only hears but also sees the poetry and music being performed.
Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble will present a two-part evening performance, beginning at 7 p.m. with “The Little Donkey.” a half-hour presentation of a Grimm’s fairy tale, especially for children.
A heaven-sent little donkey, who is really an enchanted king’s son, ventures into the world in search of his heart’s desire. His adventure unfolds at the court of a kind king and his beautiful daughter. Tickets are $3 at the door.
At 8 p.m., the program will continue with “The Tide is Turning,” a thematic program that explores the sacredness of identity and our deep connections with nature, urging audiences to wake up and care for our earth through the thought-provoking words of Chief Seattle; the poetry of Mary Oliver, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), and E. Ethelbert Miller; and music by György Ligeti, Dmitri Shostakovich, Frédéric Chopin, and others. Tickets: Sliding scale $15-$25 at the door or available online at: thetideisturning.brownpapertickets.org
Founded in New York in 1986, the Eurythmy Spring Valley Ensemble, one of the three most active eurythmy touring ensembles in the world, has inspired audiences across North America, Europe, and Japan for nearly thirty years. Comprised of seven eurythmists, a pianist, a speaker, and a lighting artist, the Ensemble will be performing in Grass Valley as part of their West Coast fall tour.
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