Christian Peter

Director

Born in 1956 in Munich, Germany. Studied acting and Speech Formation training from 1976-80 at the Goetheanum. Was a member of the Goetheanum Stage ensemble between 1980-2004. Important roles played: the main characters in Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas, (Benedictus, Guardian of the Threshold, Ahriman), and responsible for the overall presentation of Faust and Mephisto in Goethe's Faust I & II.As Director: Large scale programs with speech chorus and orchestra. Barrabas by Albert Steffen, Antigone by Sophocles and Goethe's Faust.

Margrethe Solstad

Eurythmy Director

Eurythmy studies with Lea van der Pals in Dornach, and thereafter, a member of the Goetheanum Eurythmy Ensemble. In 1987 began development and leadership of the Norwegian Eurythmy and Oslo Eurythmy ensembles. Directed Eurythmy tours. From 2007-2014 lead the Section for Speech and Music at the Goetheanum and since Easter 2011, has been the director of the Goetheanum Eurythmy Stage group.

 

 

Roy Spahn

Stage design

Born in 1966, he studied art in Frankfurt under Willi Schmitt and was winner of the Arts Promotion Prize from the city of Frankfurt. Through Marc Deggeller, he made his way to the stage. He was director of presentation for the Göttingen Youth Theater and at Lande's theater in Neustrelitz. Since 1991, he has designed the stage and costumes for large theaters such as the Schauspielhaus (Performance House) in Hamburg, and theaters in Kassel, Bremen, Braunschweig, Lucerne, Strasbourg and Dessau and the Zurich Opera House. At the Goetheanum, he designed the stage for the Mystery Dramas in 2008.

Rob Barendsma

Costumes

Born in 1954 in the Netherlands, he studied music in Amsterdam and modern dance at the Conservatiory in Rotterdam. After Eurythmy training in Berlin, he was busy for ten years as a teacher for various Eurythmy training programs. Since the 1990's, he has been a costume designer for ballets and musicals. He lives in Altea, Spain.

Ilja van der Linden

Lighting

Born in 1951 in Den Haag, Holland, and is a scene designer for the Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. His training was in color theory, with a diploma in painting from H.Hermann at the Goetheanum. He designs lighting, does set design and is the lighting technician for the Goetheanum stage in Dornach. He participates in various theater and independent projects. Since 1999, he has been designing large spatial light images for dance and dramatic, spoken theater.

Florian Volkmann

Music

Born in 1972 in Munich. After graduating from secondary school, he attended the Scuola Teatro Dimitri (physical theater school) in Verscio, Switzerland, and then studied percussion under Pierre Favre at the School of Music in Luzerne, and singing with Loren Newton at the Luzerne Jazz School. He obtained Master's in compositional "Musical Theatre" as a master student under Georges Aperghis at the Hochschule der Künste (School of Art) in Bern.

Since then, he has been a musical actor in many national and international productions, including those with Fritz Hauser (Switzerland), Dimitri (Switzerland), Giovanna Marini (Italy), and Hermann van Veen (Netherlands). He writes and composes, and has been the musical director of numerous ensembles throughout Europe - Quartetto Urbano (Italy), Ensemble Reflexe (France), Touche ma Bouche, Singstimmen, and the Dornach Goetheanum Stage (Switzerland).

His way has led him to China, Ukraine, Israel, Greece and Lebanon, to name a few countries. His interdisciplinarian work offers a way to enriche work with others and he is at the frontier of the Arts movement. His "repertoire" ranges from traditional productions to avant-garde stage work. He is a recipient of several awards from international competitions. 

Andreas Peer Kähler

Music

Andres grew up in Kiel and studied conducting and composition in Berlin, where he has gone on to work in a variety of contexts ever since. Among other accomplishments, he is founder and artistic director of the "German-Scandinavian Youth Philharmonic" and the "Chamber Orchestra: Under the Linden", with whom he has built up a large repertoire and an extensive concert career in the field of children's and family concerts.
As a composer, Andreas Peer Kähler creates orchestra and chamber works as well as music for theater and Eurythmy. His COOL SCHOOL SYMPHONY was awarded a prize as the best joint project between a school and an orchestra in 2007, and his popular, PRESENTING THE ORCHESTRA, has performed 150 times in the last seven years.

Alexander Höhne

Dramaturgy

Born in 1965 in Hamburg, Alexander has been living in Switzerland since 1987. From 1987-1998 he studied and worked at the Goetheanum as lecturer in literature and theater history, a bookseller focusing on Rudolf Steiner's works, a tour guide of the building, the glass windows and the Representative of Humanity, and worked in collaberation with the Youth Section, the Science Section, and the Speech and Musical Arts Sections.
Has been involved in dramaturgical discussions with Friedrich Hiebel, Dietrich Hagen, Christiaan Stuten and Christian Peter. From 1998 up until today he is a voluntary participant, in particular with the Mystery Dramas. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Basel (his thesis topic: Rudolf Steiner's Mystery Dramas). He is a freelance author, facilitator, coach and lecturer, co-founder of Unternehmen Mitte (café in Basel) and the director of their back office (Human Resources, Finances and Information and Communications Technology Administration).