Monday, October 31, 2016

deadline extended to 27 Nov 2016: 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3)


3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3)

'The living moment: Exploring improvisational practice'

30 July – 03 August 2017, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada

The conference

The aim of ICDS3 is to present the best of current research and
practice within Dalcroze Studies and related fields. ICDS is a global,
transdisciplinary forum, open to viewpoints from education, the arts
and humanities, and the social, health and life sciences. We welcome
practitioners and scholars alike. This year our theme is improvisation
in music, dance, somatic practices, theatre and therapy, with a
special focus on the relationships between music/sound and movement.

Keynotes (confirmed)

Ruth Alperson, Dean, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, USA

Ruth Gianadda, Professor, Institute Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland

Karin Greenhead, Director of Studies, Dalcroze UK

Reto W. Kressig, Professor and Chair of Geriatrics, University Center
for Medicine of Aging Basel (UAB), Felix-Platter Hospital, University
of Basel, Switzerland

Raymond MacDonald, Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation,
University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Max van Manen, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada

Lisa Parker, Director, Longy Dalcroze Institute, Longy School of Music
of Bard College, USA

Call for proposals

We welcome presentations on improvisation, as it relates to Dalcroze
Eurhythmics and music, movement and the mindful body more broadly. We
embrace a wide range of disciplines and areas, and invite
practitioners and researchers to share their knowledge, experience and
scholarship on this theme. Conference topics include, but are not
limited to:

Music-movement improvisation

Descriptions and theories of improvisation

Improvisation and embodiment

Improvisation in culture and improvisation as culture

Improvisation as social relationship or dialogue

Improvisation as process, as product, as means

Interdisciplinary and intermedial approaches to improvisation

Teaching improvisation

The role of improvisation in pedagogy, performance, therapy and research

Teaching as an improvisational practice

Assessing and evaluating improvisation

Developing curricula and educational material on improvisation

Improvisation and the professional development of teachers

The interaction of technology and improvisation

Improvisation and wellbeing

Personal and social development through improvisation

Improvisation and ethics (empowerment, social justice)

Improvisation and community

The historical development and transmission of improvisational
practice in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and related fields

Types of presentation

Paper, workshop, symposium, roundtable, informal daytime performance,
evening performance, poster, presentation to host ICDS5 in 2021


Submit your proposal at by Sunday 27 November
2016 23:59 (BST)