Women's Dance
Choreography by Friedel Kloke-Eibl

The dance of women
Illustration by Bernhard Wosien

Based on early conceptions of the harmony of the spheres (Pythagoras, Johannes Keppler, Rudolf Steiner), Hartmut Warm explored planetary motions with the help of astronomic methods. His illustrations of planetary correlations depict the configuration of planets in geometrical pictures as well as archetypical figures of great beauty.

Humanity has believed for thousands of years that a secret order is hidden in our solar system –be it of mathematical-geometrical nature or of harmonious-musical nature. Pythagoras was convinced of the music of the spheres; Platon linked the positioning of stars and planets to specific numbers. In modern times, Johannes Keppler developed crucial ideas of the “world´s harmony.“ He tried to authenticate his concepts with the help of planetary correlations which he had recently explored.

For a long time it was common knowledge that the rotation of the Earth and Venus stand in a rather extraordinary relation to each other. Therefore it is somewhat unusual that hardly any astronomy book deals with the phenomenon of "Pentagramma veneris." The goddess of love Venus (planet) forms the picture of a five-leaved blossom together with the Earth.


View from Venus to the rotation of Earth
View from Venus to the rotation of Earth

The following image shows the rotation of the Earth over a period of nearly 16 years (two synodic periods). The five-pointed stars, which are depicted in the inner and outer areas, mark the positions of the Earth and Venus in their respective synodic and opposite positions.

Friedel Kloke-Eibl´s choreography "Women´s Dance" presents a geometrical transformation. Throughout the dance, a decagon develops into a pentagon or rather a five-pointed star. This five-pointed star grows smaller and disappears completely until a ten-sided star appears. (Image 1).

Image 1

Hartmut Warm discovered exactly the same transformation in an astronomical relation without even being aware of the dance. This so-called dance of the planets is made up out of the Earth and Venus which revolve around the Sun and the rotation of Venus. By the time Venus has passed a specific point in its rotation and has aligned towards the Sun, a connecting line can be drawn on the ecliptic plane between these two planets. (One Venus day is equivalent to 116.75 days on earth.) As a result a rhythm of 25 lines develops and repeats itself in a slightly shifted way.

These lines are depicted in the second image and show three full cycles. Throughout the dance the geometrical configuration develops from a decagon into a pentagon; the five-pointed star transforms into the ten-sided star etc. In space the whole cycle lasts approximately 1100 years.

Image 2

For more information see: Hartmut Warm: Signature of Celestial Spheres, chapter 8, Keplerstern Verlag www.keplerstern.de