“The body moves to the left
and to the right, and every movement is followed by a step forwards. Here
we have the action of the two principles of Love and Wisdom – the feminine
and the masculine – that work for the elevation of the world. The turning
to the left represents the feminine principle, the receiving of Love;
the turning to the right – this is the masculine principle, the receiving
of Wisdom. The forward movement that follows every movement to the left
and right – this is the movement towards Truth. Thus the application of
Love and Wisdom in our lives leads us towards Truth, i.e. to the Sublime
Reality on which the whole of Creation is based. The movement forwards
stimulates our growth, our mental progress and the whole of evolution,
“’Eve’ signifi es the principle of birth. ‘Ra’ signifi es the Sun.
‘Evera’ means ‘born of the Sun’.”
Music: Melody 11 (“Evera”) – 68 (136)* measures.
All dancers are arranged in couples facing towards the center. The
weight of the body is on the left foot with the right foot pointing to
the right with only the toes touching the ground. The left arm is extended;
the right arm is slightly bent in front of the chest, the arms are raised
to a horizontal** position (fi gures 11.1 and 11.2). Throughout this exercise,
the wrists and elbows should bend in gentle fluid movements.
1st measure: on the 1st beat: with a slight swinging motion, the
weight of the body moves to the right foot. The left foot remains to the
left side, toes touching the ground. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats, the
hands make a downward arc, then go to the right and upwards (figure 11.3)
until the right arm is extended and the left arm is slightly bent in front
of the chest.
2nd measure: make a quarter
turn to the right, step forwards with the left foot, so that the toes
of the right foot are touching the ground. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats,
the hands, with a gentle movement, push forwards and upwards to an angle
of 45°. The left arm is extended; the right arm is slightly bent in front
of the chest, palms forwards***. The whole body expresses a reaching upwards
(fi gures 11.4 and 11.5).
3rd measure: pivoting 90° to the right, the weight passes to the
right foot, the left toes touching the ground as the left leg is extended
out to the side. All are turned with their backs towards the center. On
the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats, the hands make downward arcs to the right,
with the right arm outstretched and the left arm slightly bent at the
(fi gure 11.6).
4th measure: 1st measure is repeated with the back facing the center
and the gestures reversed.
5th measure: reversed repeat of 2nd measure.
6th measure: reversed repeat of 3rd measure.
The movements of these six measures are repeated to the end of the
music, i.e. 68 measures.
The exercise is often repeated, i.e. 136 measures altogether.