Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The First International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

Movements in music education:
The First International Conference of Dalcroze Studies
24 - 26 July 2013
Coventry University, UK

Our conference
In recent years there has been an upsurge in the academic study of embodiment and the centrality of movement and rhythm in music cognition, education and performance. This conference seeks to extend our understanding of Dalcroze Eurhythmics from these and a wide variety of other perspectives: historical, cultural, socio-political, theoretical, philosophical and empirical. It also seeks to promote interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers into Dalcroze Eurhythmics and those from a wide field of related disciplines and practices.

2013 sees the centenary of the London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics (LSDE), founded to promote the teaching method of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) in the UK. This is the first international conference of Dalcroze Studies and is part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the LSDE.

Confirmed keynote speakers
Prof. Louise Mathieu, Université Laval, Canada
Prof. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon, USA
Dr Katie Overy, University of Edinburgh, UK



Call for Abstracts

We would like to invite presentations on topics such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, his teaching, writings, composition and improvisation, and his musical, philosophical and cultural influences
  • The history and impact of Dalcroze Eurhythmics worldwide
  • The relationships between Dalcroze Eurhythmics, theatre, dance and other educational and somatic practices
  • Past and present applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • Current pedagogical practice
  • Dalcroze, health and wellbeing
  • The Dalcroze identity


We also welcome related presentations on music, movement and the body from a range of disciplines and perspectives including: aesthetics, dance, ethnomusicology, evolutionary biology, gender politics, improvisation, music analysis, music pedagogy, music therapy, musicology, neuroscience, performance studies, phenomenology, psychology, somatic practices and spirituality. Performances of Jaques-Dalcroze's music or related repertoire are welcome as well as presentations of plastique animée, theatrical or dance work. Poster presentations may be invited, depending on the amount of submissions received.


Deadline for abstract submission: 7 January 2013      

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Registration for the conference will begin end of October