Books in Swedish

Dear colleagues,

I hope you had wonderful holdiays as well as an enjoyable transition into the new calendar year.

We started a list of Swedish books about Eurhythmics with amongst others the last publications of Eva Wedin and Ann-Krestin Vernersson, have a look at: documents/books about Eurhythmics.

Please find also below information about a remarkable book in English and Swedish by Ann-Krestin Vernersson.  The book contains many interesting points of view about Eurhythmics and information about some great German, Danish and Swedish teachers in Eurhythmics history.  The Swedish title is: ETT O-HERRANS LIV I RYTMIKENS TJÄNST – att utveckla och forma en musikpedagogik. 

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International Exchange of Dalcroze Taiwan and Poland, Switzerland and Austria

Mindy Shieh will lead 38 people from Dalcroze Taiwan to Warsaw, Katowice, Vienna and Geneva. Barbara Gruberne-Bernacka, Anetta Pasternak, Hélène Nicolet and Iguy Roulet helped to organize this trip.

Jan. 24th-28th in the Karola Szymanowskiego w Warszawie ul. Krasińskiego 1,Warsaw, Poland, with Performance Jan.27th
Dalcroze lessons by Barbara Bernacka, Agnieszka Widlarz, Gabryela Konarzewska, Mindy Shieh

Jan.29th-Feb.03rd at the Polish-Taiwanese Seminar in the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland with Performances Jan.31st & Feb.02nd
Dalcroze lessons by Anetta Pasternak, Barbara Dutkiewicz, Anna Lipiec, Aleksandra Bilinska, Iga Eckert, Dominika Koj, Anna Januszewska, Aleksandra Maciejczyk, Mindy Shieh, Chiao-Yen Chang

Feb.04th-05th: Visit of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s birth place, Am Hof 8, Vienna 1010 Austria

Feb.06th-10th Visit of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland with Performance Feb.08
Dalcroze lessons by Hélène Nicolet, Mireille Weber, Iramar Rodrigues, Mira Daniel, Jean-Marc Aeschimann, Iguy Roulet

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Dalcroze Canada upcoming events

Dear colleagues,

Laura Ono, Training Chair of Dalcroze Canada informs us that the International Dalcroze Canada Summer School follows directly the third Conference of Dalcroze Studies in Quebec City 2017!

Please see below the Summer flyer, along with an upcoming weekend workshop in February with Françoise Lombard.

All the best for a Happy Holiday Season.
Paul Hille, president

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Dalcroze pedagogy days and presentation of the book “Le Rythme, une révolution!”

Affiche Dalcroze Hellerau

Dear colleagues and interested friends,

Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux, Anne Lamatelle-Meyer et Laetitia Disseix-Berger from the French Dalcroze society invite to the Dalcroze pedagogy days and the presentation of the book ‘Le Rythme, une révolution!’ Please read the following invitation in French!

Paul Hille , president

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15th Dalcroze Eurhythmics Workshop in Korea

15th Dalcroze-Eurhythmics Workshop in Korea15th Dalcroze-Eurhythmics Workshop in Korea

Seung-Ji Ryu from the Korea Dalcroze society annoucess that they are having their 15th Dalcroze workshop. See the registration form.

Paul Hille, president

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Eiko Ishizuka’s new appointment at Longy School of Music of Bard College

I am very happy to announce that Eiko Ishizuka will be the new director of the Dalcroze Summer Institute at Longy. Eiko earned her Dalcroze Certificate and License at Longy and has been teaching in the professional program at Longy since 2009. She is a superb teacher as well as administrator and I am thrilled to be able to turn over the Summer Institute into her capable hands!
I will continue to teach at the Institute, which I started in 1981, and I feel both confident and proud to work under Eiko’s leadership. She has many new ideas and brings a fresh point of view which will be wonderful.
Congratulations to Eiko!!

Lisa Parker, Director Emeritus
Dalcroze Summer Institute at Longy.

The FIER committee congratulates Eiko as well!
Paul Hille, president

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International Triennial of Music Choreography in Poznań, Poland

Dear colleagues and interested friends,

The Head of the Department of Eurhythmics and Piano Improvisation, Prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Kupsik, in Poznań in Poland, invites us to the following meeting:

The Department of Eurhythmics and Piano Improvisation of the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań is organizing the International Triennial of Music Choreography on 17th – 18th January 2017.

The Triennial will feature a concert of movement interpretations of musical works by music high school students and university students, an academic conference titled Eurhythmics versus Culture and Education, workshops on eurhythmics, piano improvisation, movement composition of musical works and movement technique.

Registrations for the Triennial of Music Choreography shall be accepted till 30th November 2016 by e-mail sent to Małgorzata Kupsik or post to the following address:

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ICDS3: Deadline for Submissions Extended

Dear colleagues,

The Scientific Committee of the 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies has extended the submissions deadline to Sunday 27 November 2016 23:59 (BST). Please see the announcement for more details.

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Meeting the Eurhythmics teachers in Luzern

The German speaking Swiss Association “Rhythmik Schweiz” wants to invite everybody to participate in a day of meeting the Eurhythmics teachers in Luzern, here you can click also to see the events of this school year:

Herzliche Einladung zum Begegnungstag vom 12.11 in Luzern, weitere Informationen auf unseren Veranstaltungskalender:

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UK Composer, Sally Beamish, Composes a Piece for Dalcroze UK

Ring Time

In 2011, former chair of Dalcroze Society UK Jean Middlemiss approached Sally Beamish about writing a short piece for movement for Dalcroze UK’s centenary. Knowing very little about Dalcroze, Sally decided to attend some classes led by Monica Wilkinson in Glasgow. She became fascinated by this method of musicianship training and agreed to take on the commission.

The aims of the Ring Time project are:

  • to celebrate music/movement connections and raise the profile of Dalcroze
  • to illuminate the influence that Dalcroze had on the dramatic arts, as well as music education
  • to create an educational resource for creative projects in a wide range of settings, to be led by qualified Dalcrozians

The première of Ring Time is on October 27th in Glasgow and brings together some of Scotland’s elite artists. Red Note Ensemble will perform Beamish’s new music, while the first realisation of the piece in movement will be created by dance artists Freya Jeffs, Tess Letham and William Thorburn. Christopher Hampson, CEO and Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, who studied Dalcroze, will mentor the project.

For further details see:


Following the première, there will be three day-long workshops for musicians and dancers to explore music/movement connections.

Cost: £20 (£15)

Saturday 19 November 2016 10.30 – 16.30
The Old School, Dumfries DG1 2JL
Tickets: Midsteeple Box Office
Tel. 01387 253383
Led by Ruth Morley, Freya Jeffs and Monica Wilkinson

Sunday 20 November 2016 10.30 – 16.30
Dance Base, Edinburgh
Tel. 0131 225 5525
Led by Mark O’Keefe, Freya Jeffs and Monica Wilkinson

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