Summer course: Remscheid Open Arts Rhythmics Reactor/ROARR – Master Classes for the performative fusion of music, movement, voice and rhythm

ROARR

Fr, 19.8.2016 (15:00) – Sa, 27.8.2016 (12:00) – Akademie Remscheid

ROARR Team: Anita Gritsch (A/BR), Hilde Kappes (D), Burkhard Körner (NL/D), Alexander Riedmüller (AR/D)

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Dalcroze UK 2015 Report

Exams

Exams were held throughout the year at all levels, from our basic Foundation Award through to Licence level. These took place in May/June (London), July (Manchester), August (at our Summer School), September (at the start of our training programme) and our winter exam session in November. 31 students took a total of 84 exams.

Kickstart

We have a large number of students from the past who, for one reason or another, have not completed the Dalcroze Certificate exam. Most took all the practical exams in rhythmics, aural training and improvisation but did not complete the written work and pedagogy exams. So in November and December we embarked on a ‘Kickstart’ programme inviting these students to re-connect with Dalcroze and to attend free one-day workshops in London and Manchester. Over 50 students have now been invited to submit their own individual completion plan and have one year to complete the training. Each has been assigned a Diplomée supervisor – either Karin Greenhead, Jacqueline Vann or Bethan Habron-James.

Licence programme

In September we recommenced our Licence training programme and ran Licence classes alongside our Certificate weekend training course in London.

“Taster” Days

We ran five Taster Day courses in 2015, inviting people to come and find out about Dalcroze Eurhythmics. These took place in…
March: London
August: an open day as part of our Summer School
September: London
September: Manchester (a ‘Dalcroze North’ event)
October: Dublin (a ‘Dalcroze Ireland’ event)
More than 70 people came to find out more about Dalcroze.

Continuing Professional development (CPD)

We have started to offer CPD training for our current teachers, and began with a free day devoted to Dalcroze Children’s Exams for Dalcroze UK members. This was held in south London alongside one of our training weekends. Nine Dalcroze teachers attended, who either already enter children for the exams or who would like to.

Easter Course

As well as our regular classes in rhythmics, aural training, improvisation and movement there were classes on the use of Dalcroze with Behaviourally Challenged Children as well as Foundation Stage children (Early Years) led by certified Dalcroze teachers. There were also sessions on the use of movement in Aural Training and Delivering an introductory Dalcroze Session for those wanting to give an introductory session in their area.

International Summer School

This year the Summer school moved from Canterbury to Coventry University in central England, with guest tutor, Dr Sandra Nash from Australia. In addition to the regular classes there were workshops on distinguishing between a Dalcroze class and any other Music & Movement class as well as vocal workshops and consultations, the use of Dalcroze in piano teaching and the application of Dalcroze to drama.

In 2016 we look forward to welcoming Eugenia Aruz from Spain as our guest tutor for our Easter course. Our theme for the Summer School will be movement with a Feldenkrais specialist offering workshop and one-to-one functional integration sessions along with all the usual Dalcroze classes.

Please do come and join us! Contact Greta Price for more information

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Newsletter posted

You can read it in English.

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Eurhythmics Conference on Improvisation in Lodz, Poland

Lodz 2016

The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland is honoured to invite your tutors and students to The 2nd INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY CONFERENCE “EURYTHMICS IN EDUCATION OF MUSICIANS, ACTORS, DANCERS AND IN REHABILITATION” on the 16th – 18th March 2016

The main subject of the Conference will be IMPROVISATION.

All interested in participation are invited to take part as listeners or present a paper related to the subject of the Conference.

Please, send your applications before the 28th February 2016 by electronic mail or regular mail to the address:

AKADEMIA MUZYCZNA im. G. I K. BACEWICZOW W LODZI
KATEDRA RYTMIKI I IMPROWIZACJI FORTEPIANOWEJ
Gdanska 32, 90-716 Lodz, Poland

Application form: amuz.lodz.pl

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Approaches: Invitation to publish articles

Dear colleagues,

Dr. John Habron gives us Eurhythmics researchers the possibility to spread our knowledge concerning our work in therapeutic fields, please read his invitation to publish articles about your research!

Thank you!
Paul Hille

Dear colleagues,

Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, a peer-reviewed, open access journal, invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to Dalcroze Eurhythmics to appear in Summer 2016.

approaches.gr

The editors have decided to extend the deadline to 10 JANUARY 2016.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics was initially developed in Europe around the turn of the twentieth-century as a radical and progressive approach to music education and wellbeing through music. It is now found internationally in educational, performance, community, rehabilitation and other therapeutic settings. It is techniques and approaches are used across the lifespan, from ameliorating motor control and attention in children with ADHD to maintaining gait and reducing the risk of falls in elderly people.

This volume of Approaches will be the first peer-reviewed journal to look specifically at the therapeutic edge of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Given Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s (1865-1950) statements a century ago that his method aimed at bringing about mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing through social and physically active musicking, this is long overdue.

We invite practitioners and researchers to submit original research articles, viewpoints, book reviews, interviews and conference reports for consideration. The journal welcomes writing in any intellectual or methodological tradition and is interested in historical, theoretical and philosophical research as much as qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approaches to Dalcroze Eurhythmics in practice.

Approaches welcomes submissions from anywhere in the world and authors of any nationality. Although submissions should be written in English or Greek, if neither of these is your first language, the editor and his team will be able to offer help as appropriate.

Papers should be at least 2000 words in length, excluding references and supplementary material. Guidelines for authors can be found online.

Deadline for submissions: 10 January 2016

To submit your paper, or discuss your ideas prior to submission, please contact:
Dr John Habron (Guest Editor)
Giorgos Tsiris (Editor-in-Chief)

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International workshop in Vincennes, France

Please have a look at the international workshop with children’s classes in Vincennes in December!

Vincennes December 2015
Vincennes December 2015

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27th Dalcroze Eurhythmics Taiwan Conference

27th Taiwan Conference

Dates

2015/10/07 in Kaohsiung for Adults & Children

2015/10/09-11 in Taipei for Adults & Children

With the Teachers Reinhard Ring and Mindy Shieh.

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Video: International Eurhythmics Festival in Remscheid

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Genève – Formation post grade “Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze et intégration”

L’institut Jaques-Dalcroze est désireux de faire profiter un public aussi large que possible des bienfaits de la rythmique.

La rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze est en effet bien plus qu’une simple activité musicale. En alliant le mouvement corporel et le mouvement musical, elle stimule notamment:

  • Attention, concentration, contrôle de soi et mémorisation
  • Connaissance de l’espace
  • Contact avec autrui
  • Equilibre, coordination des mouvements, exercices avec plusieurs tâches simultanées et successives
  • Imagination, sensibilité et musicalité

Ces dernières années, l’institut a développé des collaborations avec des institutions pour personnes en situation de handicap et encouragé l’accueil d’enfants handicapés dans les classes ordinaires.

Il a par ailleurs participé à des projets liés à des démarches d’intégration sociale, telle que la Villa YoYo.

Pour favoriser le développement de tels projets et pour offrir aux enseignants des outils qui leur permettront de les mener à bien, l’institut met sur pied une formation post grade “Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze et intégration”.

Contenu

La formation prévoit 4 modules d’une journée:
Module 1: la rythmique comme support pour les enfants avec dyslexie et dyspraxie
Module 2: Les apports de la rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze aux adultes avec handicaps (mental et psychique)
Module 3: Les apports de la rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze aux enfants avec handicaps
Module 4: Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze et intégration sociale

Dates

10 et 31 octobre
7 et 28 novembre

Prérequis

  • Licence d’enseignement Jaques-Dalcroze ou Master de rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze
  • Être étudiant en Master “Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze”

Prix

  • Etudiant-e-s en Master: gratuit[1]
  • Enseignant-e-s IJD: CHF100[1]
  • Personnes extérieures à l’IJD: CHF200

Délai d’inscription: 15 juin 2015

Renseignement et informations: Dalcroze.ch

[1] Prix préférentiel pour les personnes de l’IJD grâce au soutien d’une fondation privée.

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The 26th “Dalcroze Eurhythmics Taiwan”

26th Dalcroze Taiwan

Dates

  • 2015/05/22-24 in Taipei for adults
  • 2015/05/27 in Pingtung for Master Class
  • 2015/05/31 in Taipei for Master Class

Teachers

More info (in Chinese): Dalcroze Taiwan

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