2nd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

Dear colleagues,

Please find below details of the:

2nd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies: The movement connection
26-29 July 2015
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria


Following the successful and widely praised inaugural conference at Coventry University in 2013, we are pleased to announce that the 2015 host is the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw), Austria.

2015 is an important year for the field of Dalcroze Studies. It is the 150th anniversary of Jaques-Dalcroze’s birth in the city of Vienna. Other celebrations include the centenaries of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva and Dalcroze UK (formerly the Dalcroze Society UK).

However, the aims of the conference look beyond these particular events and organisations:

>  To present the best of current research and practice within Dalcroze Studies and related fields worldwide, especially – this year – research into music and movement relationships in music, dance, somatic practices, theatre and therapy
>  To develop interdisciplinary research into Dalcroze Eurhythmics and related fields
>  To develop Dalcroze practice, and that in related fields, through research
>  To promote contact and understanding between different disciplines, including different traditions of Dalcroze practice and Dalcroze-related practice

Keynote speakers (confirmed)

Professor Dr Eckart Altenmüller, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany

Dr Wayne Bowman, Professor Emeritus (to be conferred), Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada

Dr Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller, dance historian and author of several books on Ausdruckstanz

We also proudly present:

Professor Eleonore Witoszynskyj (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria) in conversation with Dalcroze Diplômé Paul Hille


Hilde Kappes as our guest artist

Call for abstracts

The committee invites submissions from a wide range of practitioners and researchers on the theme of movement in Dalcroze and related practices, for example: the ways in which musicians move to make music, types and theories of movement, traditions and cultures of movement, moving to diverse sources of music (improvised, live, recorded or imagined), movement for specific pedagogical, artistic or therapeutic ends, and observing and facilitating movement. The following themes are illustrative:

>  Music, sound and movement relationships in music, dance, somatic practices, theatre and therapy
>  Theories of movement
>  Improvised and codified movement in Dalcroze and related practices
>  Types and uses of movement in current and past Dalcroze practice
>  The dynamics of group and solo movement
>  Cultural perspectives on movement, gesture and personal space and how these interact with Dalcroze teaching and learning worldwide
>  The role of movement in the historical development of Dalcroze Eurhythmics
>  Observing and facilitating movement in arts, education and healthcare contexts
>  Issues in conceptualizing, visualizing and verbalizing movement
>  Anatomical, physiological, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives on movement

We welcome presentations on music, movement and the body from a broad range of disciplines (and all their sub-disciplines) including: anthropology, architecture, biomedical science, cultural studies, dance and somatic practices, education, ethnomusicology, gender studies, history, literature, media studies, musicology, music therapy, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, theatre and performance studies, and visual arts.

Types of presentation

> Paper (20 mins + 10 mins discussion)
> Workshop (60 mins, including discussion)
> Symposium – a shared platform for at least three delegates to present a specific topic in-depth (90 mins, including discussion)
> Informal performances (duration variable, to be arranged with conference committee)
> Poster
> Presentation to host the Dalcroze Studies conference in 2019 (20 mins + 10 mins discussion)

A paper and workshop can be combined in a 90-minute presentation. We strongly encourage practical presentations that show research-in-action, practice-as-research, or innovations in pedagogy/performance/therapy that result from research.

To submit your paper, please go to: https://www.mdw.ac.at/icds/

The language of the conference is English.

Delegates may submit up to three abstracts.

Online submission

When you submit online, you will be asked to include the following information in a pdf:

– Title of presentation
– Type of presentation (paper, workshop, symposium, performance, poster, or presentation to host future conference)
– Name/s of presenter/s
– Affiliation (i.e. principal place of work/study, or, if appropriate, ‘Independent’)
– Requirements (e.g. audiovisual, spaces, instruments)
– Email address
– Description (If a research paper, please use the following headings: introduction, methodology, results and discussion. If a workshop, please indicate the aim of the workshop, something of the content and how it relates to the conference theme.)

All submissions must be between 200-250 words.

Deadline for all submissions: 28 February 2015 (no exceptions)
Notification to presenters: by 01 April 2015

Online registration

Register: https://www.mdw.ac.at/icds/


Delegate fee: €190
Early-bird delegate fee: €160 (register before 31 March 2015 to get this discount)
(Fee includes refreshments, light lunch and conference materials)

Scientific committee

Dr John Habron, Coventry University, UK (Chair)

Dr Ruth Alperson (Dean) Hoff-Barthelson Music School, NY, USA
Karin Greenhead (Director of Studies) Dalcroze Society UK
Prof. Angelika Hauser (Head) Institute for Music-Movement Education & Music Therapy, University of Music & Performing Arts Vienna, Austria
Dr Marja-Leena Juntunen, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Reto W. Kressig MD (Chair of Geriatrics) University of Basel and (Head) University Center for Medicine of Aging, Felix Platter-Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Prof. Samuel Leong (Associate Dean) Faculty of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Dr Louise Mathieu, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
Dr Sandra Nash (Director of Studies) Dalcroze Australia
Dr Selma Odom (Professor Emerita) York University, Toronto, Canada
Dr Joan Pope OAM (President) Dalcroze Australia
Dr Jane Southcott (Associate Professor) Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Dr Somchai Trakarnrung (Associate Dean) College of Music Mahidol University, Thailand
Dr Mei-Ying Liao (Chair) Department of Early Childhood Development and Education, Ming Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Organising committee
Prof. Angelika Hauser (Chair)
Prof. Paul Hille
Mag. Eva Lirsch
Dr John Habron

Conference administration, registration & submission and finance:
Eva Lirsch lirsch@mdw.ac.at
Conference logistics, and facilities:
Angelika Hauser hauser@mdw.ac.at
Conference content and programme, and hosting in 2019:
John Habron John.Habron@coventry.ac.uk