The anniversary year reached a successful culmination with a wonderful festival at the Tempodrom in Berlin.
100 years of Waldorf: 2019 has been the year of the anniversary of Waldorf Schools. After many regional celebrations in Germany and other countries and after several international conferences on all continents, Berlin hosted the world on 19 September for the great Waldorf 100 Festival in the Tempodrom.
The deftly curated program offered insights into different countries and cultures with numerous contributions from Waldorf students from Berlin and the surrounding area, from other regions in Germany, and from many other countries around the world. The drumming skills of the students of the Kyotanabe Steiner School in Japan delighted the spectators, as did the orchestra of the Little Yarra Steiner School in Australia. For the evening program, the flute orchestra of the Chengdu Waldorf School in China as well as a musical ensemble of the Vrije Theaterschool The Hague arrived, and the ensemble Hit the Beat of the Waldorf School Windhoek in Namibia delighted the audience.
Not only on stage did people from all over the world come together, but also in the audience. The big celebration was announced as a one-day "festival" and it kept what the organizing team had promised: In a pleasant festival atmosphere one got into conversation with people from many different countries throughout the day. A truly worthy celebration for the past and for the coming 100 years of Waldorf School.