Johanna Russ

Johanna Russ (1901-1986) dedicated her life as a musician and eurythmy therapist to curative education. She broke off her music studies, which she had begun after school, in favour of the new opportunity to be trained as a eurythmist and curative eurythmist. She spent her entire life working in various anthroposophical curative education institutions: first at Lauenstein near Jena and at Sonnenhof Arlesheim, from 1939 to 1963 in Brissago. From the mid-1960s onwards, with a small group of committed colleagues, she set up the Christophorus House, today a widely ramified curative education and social therapy institution in the Ruhr area. Johanna Ruß has created numerous compositions, especially children's songs, songs and small choir pieces for the annual celebrations and music for lyre.