What is FIER?
FIER is about Eurhythmics. Eurhythmics is about music and movement.
FIER stands for « La Fédération Internationale des Enseignants de Rythmique » (the International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers). It is an association which gathers together Eurhythmics teachers, the majority of whom teach according to the principles of Jaques-Dalcroze, and people throughout the world interested in Eurhythmics.
FIER is composed of a central committee whose headquarters are in Geneva, and of an assembly of delegates representing the various national associations.
Its goal is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences pertaining to Eurhythmics, and this, by means of its publications, the organization of conferences and courses, and the Congress every three years. In these ways it works for the promotion and development of Eurhythmics on an international level.
For any question or request about the Jaques-Dalcroze or the Dalcroze use of the name, please contact the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland. Check the conditions governing the trademark on the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze website: https://www.dalcroze.ch/english/conditions_marque/
What is eurhythmics?
It is a musical tool for self-actualization. Why and How is best described by its founder Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a visionary of early 20th century:
“… My method is founded in music because it has a stimulating and regulating effect, one that can represent the full range of human movements with all their nuances of time and space. Music can pace the nervous system and imprint the brain with a lasting memory about rhythmically organized sensory perception. Music—in the Greek sense of the word—is a primordial educational tool, which is why my method needs to stay connected to music. My method is a school that preserves the right of self-determination, encourages consistent endeavor, as well as high moral and physical standards.”
What is an Eurhythmics Practitioner?Using music and rhythm, they are teachers who have developed multilayered skills in movement. A eurythmic practitioner plays various instruments and loves to improvise in their quest to facilitate the self-realization of the students, be they children or adults. Because this method is as artistic as it is pragmatic, a eurythmic practitioner has discovered the interconnectivity of all the various arts. This to such an extent, that it allows them to initiate, in endless variations, teaching processes using challenging and playful exercises of creative responsiveness and coordination. The result is that the student is constantly presented with chances to integrate and optimize their own personality.
How to become a member of the FIER?
You can join the FIER as a national association or as an individual member. See attached for the guidelines.
GUIDELINES for FINANCIAL GRANTS by the FIER
Each year the FIER invites candidates to apply for financial assistance, through the annual newsletter from the president of the FIER to the delegates and via the FIER website. The FIER allocates a certain sum every year. This sum may differ each year according to the financial situation of the FIER.