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Towards maturity on earth through creative speech

Assisting incarnation for children and adolescents through creative speech

23 to 26 October 2019

International specialist conference on creative speech in therapy and education by the

Medical Section in collaboration with the Section for the Performing Arts

Invitation

Dear Fellow Creative Speech Specialists

Dear All working with language,

Dear All interested in language,

The development of the consciousness soul – the highest soul constituent in the human being – since the start of the modern age requires increasingly differentiated language capacity to adequately perceive, become aware of and communicate our inner soul life. Instead, the use of modern technology has led to an increasing loss in language capacity and this in turn to a growth in the readiness to use violence. This means that human beings are at existential risk in their humanity.

Rudolf Steiner investigated the decline of language and language skills. In order to counter this, he – together with the speech artist Marie Steiner-von Sivers – developed creative speech by means of which language is created out of the qualities of the speech sounds (vowels and consonants). Using creative speech, people can, on the one hand, bring their own language to life in artistic and everyday speech and, on the other hand, stimulate and support individual physical, soul and spiritual developmental processes in education, agogics and therapy.

For this reason Rudolf Steiner in his first teacher training course in August 1919 – directly before the opening of the Waldorf school in Stuttgart – introduced creative speech and from the third seminar class onwards had the aspiring teachers work on their own language and language capacity by means of various different speech exercises. Thus the impulse of creative speech has from the beginning been closely and indivisibly associated with the impulse of Waldorf education. Creative speech is one of its crucial and indispensable elements, serving both the development of the pupils and teachers. It is the intention of this international specialist conference for therapeutic and educational creative speech in 2019 to bring to expression and experience the close and existential connection between creative speech and Waldorf education with its eminently important task in the education and upbringing of the pupils to support their incarnation process. Four inwardly connected lectures will give an overview over 

- the connection of language development and personal development and the trends and forces threatening them (Rainer Patzlaff)

- the importance of creative speech for the Waldorf school and its current situation (Ulrich Maiwald)

- the use of creative speech in the first eight years of school (Xandor Koesen-York)

- the use of creative speech in the four upper school classes 9 to 12 (Jutta Nöthiger)

The topic of the conference will be deepened in the five morning workshops in accordance with the background and focus of the group leaders as well as the questions of participants. 

The five specialist groups in the afternoon will work in greater detail on a specific aspect with which the  group leader(s) have concerned themselves more intensively.

There will be time in the first plenary session on Thursday afternoon for reports from the Sections, training centres and projects and from participants in their practice field.

-> Coordinator: Kirstin Kaiser (kirstin.kaiser@medsektion-goetheanum.ch) 
    Please notify Kirstin Kaiser of reports before the conference if possible.

In the second plenary session on Friday afternoon the speakers and additional participants will pursue the question of the future of creative speech in the field of Waldorf education in a panel discussion with the inclusion of the audience.

Under the motto: "In my mouth the words are melting", the public event "Poetry in the evening" on Friday evening will give participants the opportunity to perform their own lyric, epic and dramatic contributions in creative speech in various languages. The motto comes from the first song of the Kalevala: "In my mouth the words are melting, and the fables tumble from me, as towards my tongue they hasten, at my teeth are separated.” – a depiction of the incarnation process of words and language.

-> Coordinator: Philip Jacobsen (kontakt@nonkonform.ch)
    Please notify Philip Jacobsen about contributions before the conference if possible.

The final plenary session is intended to serve, on the one hand, a look back at and recall of the personal and communal fruits of the conference and to see what might have been done differently; and, on the other hand, to look ahead to the conference in 2020 which will be devoted to the subject of research. 

The artistic conclusion of the conference will be organised by an ad hoc group of actors and creative speech artists under the direction of Johannes Händler with the piece Demetrius by Herman Grimm (1828–1901). 

Alongside our creative speech colleagues, we would like to use this conference also to invite those from the Waldorf schools (teachers, school physicians, parents) who are interested in the subject. Please make any such people you know in a professional or personal capacity aware of our conference.

We are very much looking forward to this special conference and to many participants, and hope that it can provide new impulses for creative speech in the education sphere.

On behalf of the preparatory group, the Medical Section and the Section for the Performing Arts of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum

Philip Jacobsen

Matthias Girke and Georg Soldner
For the Medical Section

Philip Jacobsen, Claudia Kringe-Andres, Marion Schroth and Xandor Koesen-York
For the preparatory group

Stefan Hasler
For the Section for the Performing Arts

Kirstin Kaiser 
For the International Coordinationof Art Therapy

Program

¹ Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.
² Concessions apply for OAPs, the unemployed and people with disabilities who receive benefits.
Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
³ For students, schoolchildren, those in training, military or civil service. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
Workshops – Deepening the conference topic
Thursday to Saturday, 11.15–12.30
The three units of each workshop build on one another.
Specialist groups
Thursday to Saturday, 14.30–15.45
The three units of each specialist group build on one another.
⁴ When registering, your first choice is no longer open, is cancelled or will be cancelled, your second and third choice will be taken into account. If your first, second or third choice is full, we will try to contact you. Please look for updated information at the start of the conference.



Cancellation:Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, breakfast, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference. Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.

Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.

Terms of insurance.

General Standard Terms and Conditions (GTC)

Towards maturity on earth through creative speech

Study Conference on Therapeutic and Educational Curative Speech
of the Medical Section in collaboration with the Section for the Performing Arts
at the Goetheanum from Wednesday, 23 to Saturday, 26 October 2019

Booking closes: Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Conference fees:
with sponsorship¹: CHF 360 with meals: CHF 535

regular price: CHF 270 with meals: CHF 445

concessions²: CHF 160 with meals: CHF 335

students³: CHF 100 with meals: CHF 275

Conference meals

Conference meals (vegetarian) include 3 lunch and 4evening meal at CHF 175 in total. Lactose-free and gluten-free dishes can be provided. We regret that any other food intolerances cannot be catered for.

Parking permit

For the period of the conference: CHF 25 (not right next to the Goetheanum building).
If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.

Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.

Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.

Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.

Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.

Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.

Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.

Conference tickets: Tickets can be collected at the Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.

Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (9.10.2019, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals and parking permit may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (22.10.2019). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.

Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.

¹ Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.
² Concessions apply for OAPs, the unemployed and people with disabilities who receive benefits.
Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
³ For students, schoolchildren, those in training, military or civil service. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.

Directions to the Goetheanum

By train
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then take local bus no. 66 from the train station to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By tram
From Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take line 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then take local bus no. 66 to the bus stop "Goetheanum"

By car
Leave the motorway Basel-Délémont at junction Reinach-Süd and follow a signs to Dornach. Parking at the Goetheanum is subject to a charge (including evenings and weekends)

On foot
15-minute walk from Dornach-Arlesheim train station

Haus Friedwart
Lärchenweg 11, 4143 Dornach
Number of rooms: 20
Shower rooms on each floor
singles from 70 CHF bed & breakfast
doubles from 110 CHF bed & breakfast
5 mins walk to the Goetheanum 

Begegnungszentrum
Sonnhaldeweg 1, 4143 Dornach
single room from 55 CHF
double room from 90 CHF
10 mins walk to the Goetheanum

Contact

friedwartnoSpam@goetheanum.ch 
www.friedwart.ch
Tel. +41 61 706 42 82

Some hotels offer special conditions on demand and special offers for Goetheanum conference visitors.

Stiftung Kloster Dornach
Amtshausstrasse 7, 4143 Dornach
Tel. +41 61 701 12 72
Fax +41 61 701 12 49
www.klosterdornach.ch

Number of Rooms: 32
Single from 75 CHF, fair price from 115 CHF
Double from 120 CHF, fair price from 160 CHF
Showers on each floor, for 1 floor: wheelchairs (stair lift , bathroom and toilets)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Engeli-Garni
Bruno Ritter
Unterdorfstrasse 29, 4143 Dornach
Tel +41 61 631 00 00
Fax. +41 61 701 13 01
www.engeli-garni.ch

Number of Rooms: 8
Standard room single use with breakfast 95 CHF
Large room single use with breakfast 125 CHF
each additional person in the room + 55 CHF
Garage parking nearby (free of charge)
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Jura
Bruggweg 61, 4143 Dornach
Tel : + 41 61 706 98 00
Fax + 41 61 701 98 19
www.hoteljura.ch

Number of rooms: 11
Single from 80 CHF
Double from 150 CHF
5–10 % group discount
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Gasthof zum Ochsen ****
Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 706 52 00
www.ochsen.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 35
Single from 129 CHF
Double from 149 CHF
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Hotel Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitagestrasse 2, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 54 20
Fax +41 61 701 37 20
www.eremitage.ch

Number of rooms: 27
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
20 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthaus zum Stärne
Ermitagestrasse 1, 4144 Arlesheim
Tel +41 61 701 99 52
www.werkstar.ch

Number of Rooms: 5
Single from 55 CHF
Double room from 90 CHF
Breakfast: 10 CHF
Stärne offers jobs for mentally disabled and unemployed people .
15 min walk to the Goetheanum

Gasthof zur Sonne ***
Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch
Tel +41 61 751 17 72
Fax +41 61 751 23 13
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3 stars
Number of rooms: 19
Single from 130 CHF
Double from 180 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Bad Schauenburg ****
Schauenburgerstrasse 76, 4410 Liestal
Tel +41 61 906 27 27
Fax +41 61 906 27 00
www.badschauenburg.ch

4 stars
Number of rooms: 33
Single from 145 CHF incl breakfast
Double room including breakfast from 200 CHF

Hotel Reinacherhof ***
In Reinacherhof 177, 4163 Reinach
Tel +41 61 716 94 16
Fax +41 61 416 94 10
www.hotel-reinacherhof.ch

3 stars
Number of rooms: 14
Single from 135 CHF, weekend rate from 115 CHF
Double room from CHF 200, weekend rate from 175 CHF
10 min by car to the Goetheanum

Hotel Hofmatt
Basel Strasse 88, 4142 Münchenstein
Tel +41 61 416 08 48
Fax +41 61 416 08 49
www.hotelhofmatt.ch

Number of rooms: 15
Single from 115 CHF
Double from 175 CHF
20 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel Teufelhof
Leonhardsgraben 49, 4051 Basel
Tel +41 61 261 10 10
www.teufelhof.com

Number of rooms: 33
Single from 135 CHF
Double from 155 CHF
+ tax per person / night including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Hotel bildungszentrum 21
Missionsstrasse 21, Basel 4003
Tel +41 61 260 21 21
www.bildungszentrum-21.ch

Number of rooms: 74
Single from 140 CHF
Double from 160 CHF
including Mobility Ticket
40 min to the Goetheanum by public transport

Rooms-Dornach.ch arranges rooms and apartments in Dornach and Arlesheim from private hosts.
The rooms and apartments are within walking distance to the Goetheanum.

  • Single room from 55.- CHF per night
  • Double room from 90.- CHF per night
  • Appartements from 110.- CHF per night

Basel Back Pack
Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel
Tel. +41 61 333 00 37
Fax +41 61 333 00 39
www.baselbackpack.com 

Anzahl Betten: 81
MBZ ab 32 CHF, inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Jugendherberge Basel St. Alban
St. Alban-Kirchrain 10, 4052 Basel
Tel. +41 61 272 05 72
Fax +41 61 272 08 33
www.youthhostel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 234
MBZ ab 41.80 CHF (Mitgliederpreis), 47.80 CHF (ohne Mitgliedsausweis)
inkl. Frühstück & Mobility-Ticket
Informationen zu Familien-, Jahres- und Gruppenmitgliedschaft unter www.youthhostel.ch 
45 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

YMCA Hostel Basel
Gempenstrasse 64, 4008 Basel
Tel. +41 61 361 73 09
Fax +41 61 363 93 35
www.ymcahostelbasel.ch 

Anzahl Betten: 150
MBZ ab 36 CHF, Frühstück ab 5 CHF
inkl. Mobility-Ticket
40 Min. zum Goetheanum mit öffentl. Nahverkehr

Camping Waldhort
Heideweg 16, 4153 Reinach
Tel. +41 61 711 64 29
Fax +41 61 713 98 35
infonoSpam@camping-waldhort.ch
www.camping-waldhort.ch  

geöffnet: März bis Oktober
Stellplatz inkl. Strom für Wohnwagen: 20 CHF, für Zelt: 12 CHF
Erwachsener: 9 CHF, Kinder: 5 CHF, Hund 3 CHF
10 Min. mit dem Auto zum Goetheanum

Camping „Uf der Hollen“
In Hochwald
Büro in Reinach
jeweils Donnerstag von 18.00 bis 20.00 Uhr
Tel. +41 61 712 02 40
Fax +41 61 599 34 18
Platzkommission, verantwortl. G. D’Agosta: Tel. +41 79 645 85 24
campingplatznoSpam@tcscampingbasel.ch 
www.tcscampingbasel.ch