Youngsters will be presenting a variety programme at Daira Centre of Art and Culture on July 31.
ON A STRING: A puppet show in progress.
RUDOLPH STEINER evolved the anthroposophy movement (which translates into knowledge of the human being) of which Waldorf system of education is an offshoot. The Waldorf Schools worldwide have been following this philosophy.
India's first Waldorf School is Sloka at Hyderabad. The school has visitors from abroad periodically who are trained in the Waldorf system for years. About three years ago a group of youngsters educated in the Waldorf schools abroad led by Anand Mandaiker, an architect specialising in organic architecture (another offshoot of Steiner's philosophy), closely associated with the Waldorf Schools had come to India. They had presented a variety programme, which included a puppet show (based on Savitri's tale), skits, some songs (Sanskrit slokas and Western) and a Eurythmy performance in Hyderabad. The youngsters were trained by Anand's wife Ulrika for the puppet performance.
This year too a 30-member youth group from various Waldorf Schools in Switzerland and Germany will be visiting the city between July 30 to August 1.
After a stint at a biodynamic farm in Indore, the group will be performing at Daira - Centre for Arts and Culture, Banjara Hills on July 31 from 5 p.m. onwards. The performance will basically showcase the art and cultural ideology of the Waldorf form of education. This year's puppet performance will be based on the tale of Nala Damayanti.
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