This week at Circle Hall, from Monday until Thursday we had a week of music and eurythmy. Every morning we practiced our bells with Alison and then we practiced for our new fairy tale called ‘The Donkey’.
On Friday morning our parents came to Circle Hall to watch the bell performance. We played three pieces: Mozart’s Theme, Largo, Winter and Spring by Vivaldi. After a short break we performed the Brother Grimm’s fairy tale called The Donkey. In this fairy tale, a King and Queen has everything except a child. They prayed that God would give them a child. The King and Queen’s wish was granted although their child was not of the human form, instead it was a little donkey who they grew to love very much. The donkey grew up and met a music master. The donkey asked him if he could learn to play the lute. The master told him that it would be too difficult because his fingers are so big. The donkey did not give up; he practiced and practiced. He actually learned to play beautifully. The donkey went on his way and came to a well where he saw his reflection and then he continued his journey until he came to a palace. A servant announced to the king that there was a guest outside playing a lute. The servant opened the gate and let him in. When everybody saw that he was a donkey they started to laugh at him. To stop the laughter, the king asked him if he would like to sit beside the soldiers. The donkey answered no. The king then asked if he would like to sit beside him. Again the donkey answered no. Then the king asked if he would like to sit beside his daughter. The donkey answered yes. The donkey stayed in the palace for a while and then one day the King asked him what ails you? The King first asked him – do you want the kingdom? Do you want the jewels? To both questions the donkey answered no. Finally the King asked him, “Do you want my daughter to wife?” The donkey answered “Yes, I would indeed like your daughter.” The Donkey and the Princess married. The King, Queen and everyone in the palace joined in the wedding celebration. That night the Donkey revealed himself as a prince. His donkey skin was thrown in the fire and both lived happily ever after.
In the afternoons we did clipping, walking, eurythmy practice and singing with Ashling. We had a great week of music and eurythmy.