Waldorf 100 Festival in Berlin
19. September 2019, 8:00 — 17:00
Our big Waldorf 100th anniversary celebration will take place in Berlin’s Tempodrom, a fixed circus tent that offers both the flair of a circus ring as well as extensive outdoor facilities, and a roof terrace creates numerous opportunities for encounters.
Under the motto “See the World”, students from all continents will be showing artistic examples from Waldorf education in various cultures: from the Japanese drum group of the “Kyotanabe Steiner School” (Kyoto) to the traditional Australian music of the “Little Yarra Steiner School”-orchestra (near Melbourne), from the traditional African sounds of the Waldorf students from Windhoek, Namibia, to the choir and orchestra project of all Berlin Waldorf Schools under the direction of Yaron Traub, the longstanding principal conductor of the Valencia Orchestra.
Under the heading “Love the World”, the afternoon will explore from different perspectives what our time really needs pedagogically. “Over the decades, a global civil society has emerged for which we need a pedagogy that focuses on the developing human being,” coordinator Henning Kullak-Ublick emphazises. The resulting challenges for a future (global) education policy and the role of Waldorf Schools on this path are focused in talks and workshops on explosive education policy issues. The seven core demands of Waldorf Education on educational policy are also presented here.
“Change the World” is the title of the evening event. This section is mainly attended by older pupils from different continents. The joint eurythmy performance of the upper schools from Flensburg, Hamburg and Hitzacker to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony shows impressive commitment. Equally unique is the Waldorf 100 relay race, which has been leading from Waldorf school to Waldorf school across Germany for a year now. Pupils* from 140 Waldorf schools have taken part, the last stage on this day leads to the Berlin Tempodrom.