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Coventry University hosts The First International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

The First International Conference of Dalcroze Studies was hosted by Coventry University in July 2013. This prestigious event focussed on the development of theory and practice in Dalcroze Eurhythmics worldwide and presented the best and most up-to-date Dalcroze research.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics was developed in the early 20th century by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze who initially conceived it as a music education method that used rhythm and whole body movement to bring about musical understanding and aural acuity, as well as personal expression and artistry. Successive generations of practitioners have continued to develop the method and its applications in the fields of music, dance, theatre and therapy.

The three day conference bought delegates from more than twenty countries together to share a variety of papers, workshops, symposia, keynote addresses, performances and posters.

2013 saw the centenary year of the London School of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, which was founded in 1913. Coventry University was privileged to host the first of many International Conferences of Dalcroze Studies.

Did you join us for the First Intentional Conference of Dalcroze Studies? We would love to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below. 

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Nicola Vaughan