Chaparral Eurythmy (512) 288.6130
All are welcome to the Chaparral Eurythmy performance February 21, Central Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Brazos, 12 noon. The 30 minute family friendly program will include the magnificent Prelude and Fugue in e minor, Op. 35, No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. This event is part of the invitational Noontime Concert Series, ongoing for over thirty years. Chaparral Eurythmy is a 2013 Sponsored Project of the Austin Creative Alliance. Eurythmists Barbara Bresette-Mills, Beth Usher; Recitation, Stephen Usher, Ph.D.; Piano, Anthony Tobin, DMA, Steinway Artist. Free, donations at the door to benefit the Church. Lunch is $5 with advance reservations. We appreciate the support of the Austin Creative Alliance.
Chaparral Eurythmy celebrates the 100th birthday of the Art of Eurythmy in a vibrant movement art performance Sunday afternoon, January 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm in the Austin Waldorf School Performing Arts Center Auditorium. The family friendly event is free, donations will be accepted at the door. Birthday cake after the performance. View the Announcement Eurythmists Barbara Bresette-Mills, Beth Usher with Austin Waldorf School Faculty Jacob and Marie-Helene Harlow, August Scialfa in concert with Pianist Anthony Tobin, Pasha Sabouri, violin, Stephen Usher, recitation. Poetry by William Shakespeare, Tia Black, music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert.
Thursday February 9th 2012,12:00 noon at Central Presbyterian Church at 8th and Brazos. Chaparral Eurythmy presents a romantic Valentine's Day program with Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Ludwig Van Beethoven, poetry by William Shakespeare. Anthony Tobin, piano, Pasha Sabouri, violin, Stephen Usher, recitation. Free - donations at the door. $5 lunch with advance reservation. firstname.lastname@example.org View the Announcement
January 24, 2010, Austin Waldorf School Performing Arts Center
The poem by Olav Hauge, “It’s the Dream - Drops in the East Wind, 1966,” was the theme of Chaparral Eurythmy’s performance with Norwegian guest artists Margrethe and Trond Solstad, who were visiting from the Goetheanum in Switzerland. Margrethe is leader of the worldwide network, The Association of Eurythmy Trainings, and Trond is an anthroposophically trained speech artist and actor. Austin Waldorf School eurythmy faculty members joined Chaparral and the Solstads in performance for an afternoon of classical music, poetry and eurythmy. Pianists Anthony Tobin and Willis Miller accompanied the tone eurythmy. Trond Solstad began the performance alone, singing— in Old Norwegian—The Dream Song of Olav Åsteson, a legend of initiation. The light of Norway’s Midnight Sun, sunlight at midnight shone through the whole program, beginning with five selections by Edvard Grieg and Olav Hauge, then unfolding wondrous veils of color through the light and darkness of Russian, French and American composers and poets. Margrethe and Dr. Miller closed the performance with the fascinating Phantasy Impromptu in c# minor, Op. 66 by Frédéric Chopin.
Press Release August 15, 2009:
Chaparral Eurythmy will perform Thursday August 20th at Noon at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin.
The program will include:
Intermezzo Op. 116, No. 4 in E Major by Johannes Brahms
Classical Music, Poetry, Eurythmy performance at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The poetry of distinguished Texas writers, Frederick Turner and Tia Black will blossom into color at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens on Sunday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m. Austin’s Chaparral Eurythmy Ensemble will present a vibrant movement art performance by Eurythmists Barbara Bresette-Mills and Beth Usher based on live Debussy and Chopin piano selections performed by noted pianist Anthony Tobin. The original works of poetry will be recited by Stephen Usher. The one-hour ensemble performance will be in the Botanic Garden’s Dorothea Leonhardt Lecture Hall and is appealing to all ages.
Reviewers have called European and American Eurythmy movement-art performances “refreshing,” “beautiful” and “inspiring.” They have suggested that music, poetry, and speaking “made visible” through Eurythmy’s movement amplifies artistic expression the way an orchestra amplifies a melody. In addition to the stage art, Austrian Rudolf Steiner developed Eurythmy for educational and therapeutic settings. Eurythmy is unique within the movement arts in that the gestures are the essence of the sounds of speech, a moving alphabet, a visible song, the entire piece 'choreographed' by the beauty of the spoken word.
Eurythmists Barbara Bresette-Mills and Beth Usher studied in New York with Dorothea Mier click on side bars to see her eurythmy choreography of Dvorâk’s New World Symphony) and have taught and performed throughout the United States before co-founding The Chaparral Eurythmy Ensemble. Pianist Anthony Tobin earned his DMA at University of Texas Austin, performing in concert internationally and with eurythmy for over a decade. Stephen Usher, who will accompany the group with recitation, is a Ph.D. Economist with a lifelong avocation in Speech and Drama.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76107, phone: (817) 871-7686. Admission to the Botanic Garden program is free,
Eurythmy is an art which strives to make music and speech visible through movement. In a hectic world, eurythmy provides a reflective, spiritual alternative to stress and chaos.
Chaparral Eurythmy has performed at festivals and conferences in Austin, in the Villa at the Laguna Gloria of AMOA, Central Presbyterian's Noontime Concert Series, on Nikita Storojev's faculty recital at the University of Texas at Austin, and most recently January 16-17 2009 at the Austin Waldorf School.
The group offers programs for adults and children.
Barbara Bresette-Mills has been actively performing eurythmy since 1992 both independently and as part of ensembles in Michigan, NY and Texas. She has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada giving performances to children and adults of all ages as a member of the Austin Eurythmy Ensemble of which she was a founding member. Currently she works collaboratively with fellow artist Beth Usher and pianist Anthony Tobin. Barbara also teaches Eurythmy at the Austin Waldorf School.
Beth Usher is a eurythmist with a eurythmy therapy prctice in Austin. April, 2007, she presented artistic solo work at the World Eurythmy Conference in Switzerland. With colleagues, Eurythmists Barbara Bresette-Mills and Julie Lamb, and Pianist Anthony Tobin, she has performed Shostakovich Preludes in Jessen Auditorium, University of Texas, in recital with Tschaikowsky competition winner, Professor Nikita Storojev. Performance tours include Laval University in Quebec, McGill University in Montreal, Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Kennedy School at Harvard University and University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has edited Eurythmy: An Introductory Reader by Rudolf Steiner, published by Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 2006. She earned a five-year diploma with Dorothea Mier from the School of Eurythmy in New York in 1983. She has been faculty member in the School of Eurythmy, New York.
Pianist - Musical Consultant:
Anthony Tobin has performed across the US, Canada, The Netherlands Germany Switzerland, and in Brazil, Austria, and the UK. He tours as soloist, chamber musician, and as a pianist for eurythmy, an art form that combines dance, music, poetry, and lights. From 1999-2006 he was pianist and music director for the Austin Eurythmy Ensemble. He will return to them in January 2008 for their tour of Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. Tobin studied at the Eastman School of Music, as Daniel Pollack's teaching assistant at USC, and recieved a PHD in piano from the Univeristy of Texas. In 2005 Tobin recorded Beethoven piano sonatas for the feature film "The Quiet". He is currently making classical music videos of the world's cities and completing a documentary film about Claude Debussy.