Anthony’s Blog November 26, 2017
On Friday evening, our family and friends came to the Kay Meek Centre to watch this year’s fairy tale ‘Iron Hans.’ The evening started with of a group of companions and co-workers performing the E.V.O.E.(a eurythmy exercise based on a Greek dance).Then members from Eurythmy Northwest, Arbutus Ensemble and Waldorf School presented a show of music and eurythmy.
In the fairy tale of ‘Iron Hans’ a brave unknown huntsman took his dog into a dark forest to search for the King’s missing huntsmen but instead they found a rusty red pool.The unknown huntsman gathered men with buckets to empty the pool.To their surprise, a wild man with shaggy hair came out of the pool. The village people took him to the King who locked him in an iron cage and told his subjects that no one was to free him.
The king’s eight year old son played by the iron cage. When his son’s golden ball fell into the cage, he asked the wild man for his golden ball.The wild man got the King’s son to free him in order to get his ball back. Because the prince had set the wild man free, he feared he would be punished. So the wild man (Iron Hans) took him into the forest with him and gave him the job of looking after his well. Of course, the young prince failed in this job and he was sent away to find work. Iron Hans tells the prince that if he ever needs help, he is to call “Iron Hans” and he will come and help him.The young boy went to look for work. He got a job serving food at a royal banquet. When the young boy refused to take off his cap (because he didn’t want anyone to see his golden hair), the King was not happy.Then the King exchanged his son for the gardener’s boy. When war broke out,the prince called on Iron Hans for help.
He received it and in the end he defends the kingdom, establishes himself as a credible knight and wins the hand of the princess by catching the three golden apples. Everybody lived happily ever after.
Thank you to everyone who worked on this fabulous presentation.