Das Team – Transitions Tour 2012

I’m Mayra Bosshard, and I am 18 years old. In my free time, I act, teach trapeze, take acrobatic lessons, dance the tango, and play the cello. I also like to read and think. When I discovered eurythmy, it was as if I got the gift of a general summary of movement. Out of all the ways of moving that I know, eurythmy is the most fundamental one. When I’m doing eurythmy, I feel deep inside the source of every move I am making.

My name is Seraina Schulenburg. I ́m 17 years old, and am enjoying my twelfth year at the Waldorf School. I was part of a circus for six years, and absolutely happy being now part of the Youth Eurythmy Ensemble. In this group I can be who I am. and working together with the group is amazing.

My name is Regina. I’m 35 years old, married and mother of two daughters. I worked as a theater actress for more than 10 years before I met Tanja. Her work with eurythmy impressed me deeply and changed my life in so many new ways. I am happy to learn from her and I try to assist her as well as I can to create a wonderful eurythmy performance for you.

My name is Amelia and I`m 23 years old. After 12 years of Waldorf school, I decided to study eurythmy. This summer I graduated. Throughout my time at the Waldorf school, and especially in the last year, the Youth Eurythmy Ensemble was always an very important companion for me. In the Ensemble, I have always felt that I can be myself. It was and is a place where there is room for all questions to be asked, and there is always an exchange of ideas. The work we do is creative and motivated and we always have a lot of fun!

My name is Alexander and I`m 24 years old. After my Waldorf graduation I’ve taken a few years off to work and to travel all around the world. Right now I am studying film. My first year in Berlin and I will transfer to Singapore this year for my bachelors degree.
I’ve already been to the phillipines to make a documentation movie about one day in a rice farmers life in makilala.
My motivation is mostly to give those people a glimps of what we are doing back home. I am looking forward to that.

My name is Aljona and I`m 19 years old. I joined the eurythmy group half a year ago. A friend asked me to come, and first I thought it probably wasn’t really my thing, but I went to give it a look. When I saw how fun it could be doing eurythmy in the way Tanja does it, I became certain that I wanted to be part of the project. So I joined in, and the excitement of going to the Philippines with this group is very big. I just graduated from the Waldorf School in Basel, and now I’m taking a year off: working to get some money and travelling. Next year, I plan to join a school for social work, but right now I’m focused on projects like this one.

My name is Johanna and I’m 17 years old. I’ve been in a Waldorf School since first grade and right now I’m in my twelfth and final year. Eurythmy has accompanied me through all my school years, but I never really found a connection to it until I joined the Youth Eurhythmy Ensemble this spring. In this group, I got to know Eurythmy from a whole new, interesting and wonderful perspective while developing socially and individually. In the past couple of months, the ensemble became a very important part of my life. It is a place where I learn new things, where I feel understood and taken seriously, and where I can be with people I love. I’m very much looking forward to our tour in the Philippines!

I’m Benjamin, 21 years old and at last a free man since I finished school in December 2011. Now I’m working, traveling, and renovating a small house. I love seeing the world, different landscapes, and cultures. I never leave home without some books – I like reading. And I like to enjoy – to glory in what I do. I’m dancing Argentinean Tango, and love to move. That’s why I’m so fond of eurythmy. For me, in eurythmy we have the base of all our movements.

My name is Isabelle Baumgartner. After 12 years of Waldorf school, I decided to do a foundation course in the Basel Design School. Art has always been part of my life, as it is part of my family’s life. Although I am more interested in Fine Arts, the Youth Eurythmy Ensemble is a great opportunity to get to know (one part) of the Performing Arts. I get to know new aspects of subjects (especially from a Waldorf view) which i think can be very interesting. I am very happy to be in this group and especially excited to be in this Transition Project for the Phillippines.

My name is Tanja and I am the director of the Youth Eurythmy Ensemble. I ́ve been working as a eurythmist for more than 25 years. The Youth Ensemble was founded in 2005. For me, it is a big event to be invited with my ensemble to the Philippines. Creating performances with young, enthusiastic people is one of my favorite activities. I hope you will enjoy our show.

My name is Eckart and I work in the organization of the youth ensemble. For me eurythmy, is a powerful tool to connect closely to our energy. I work for the Institute ArteNova as a scientist, and I am very impressed with how we can form the shape of plants with eurythmy gestures. It ́s very interesting how the youth can show their inner life in eurythmic expressions. For these reasons, I love to support the team on the Philippine tour.