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.
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What is eurhythmics?
It is a way of experiencing music through the interplay with movement. Perceiving, exploring, improvising and composing music and movement in interactive group settings builds the core of the practice.
The subject aims at the development and differentiation of musical as well as motor skills as intertwined qualities. This forms the basis for learning processes, creative and artistic development in actualising the individual´s potential.
Eurhythmics goes back to the pioneering work of the Swiss music educator and composer Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865 – 1950). In its centenary history eurhythmics pedagogues have developed manifold characteristics and spread them worldwide.
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.
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.
1. Financial support for study
Study projects would include:
a. Students studying for the Diplôme Supérieur.
b. Any other worthwhile study project (PhD at a music university, PhD in science or arts related to Eurhythmics …)
c. Students needing financial assistance to attend an international congress.
(It does not include paying travel fees)
3. Guidelines for applying for Financial assistance from FIER
Candidates applying for financial assistance from the FIER are asked to submit the following documents to email@example.com
a. A document describing the purpose of study or project..
b. A documented description of other sources of income already explored.
d. A personal letter of motivation by the candidate.
e. References (at least 2).
f. Estimation of total expenses.
g. The applicant must belong to the FIER and have paid membership fees (by the national association member of the FIER).
h. The deadline for applying for financial assistance from the FIER is October 31st each year.
Those who have received financial assistance from the FIER will be asked to write a short report on their study/project made possible by the FIER.
2. Support for projects with Eurhythmics
These projects would include:
a. Teacher trainings in developing countries.
b. Projects of interest to the eurhythmics community.
d. Congresses or conferences.
e. Eurhythmics Days.
(It does not include paying travel fees)
4. Scholarship Committee
a. The scholarship committee (comprising 3 persons of the FIER committee) is responsible for assessing together every application for financial aid from the FIER.
b. The scholarship committee has full jurisdiction to allocate scholarships, but refers these requests to the entire committee for final acceptance.
The committee of FIER
Ms. Eiko Ishizuka is a faculty member in the Dalcroze program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge MA and the director of the Dalcroze Summer Institute. Since 2004 she has taught Eurhythmics, Dalcroze Solfège, improvisation and plastique animée for the Dalcroze certificate candidates and the graduate students. She is also a faculty member at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy since 2014. She is a founder and coordinator of the Dalcroze Teacher Training Program at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester, MA through the Dalcroze Society of America’s Teacher Training Program. Her musical and unique teaching styles have been an inspiration to her students in the States and abroad. Ms. Ishizuka has been teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics since 1993 and has given workshops in Japan and the United States for classical musicians, music teachers, and music therapists. Workshops she has let at Winchester Community Music School, the Bridgewater College, Minghsin University of Science and Technology in Taiwan, Dalcroze Society of Japan, Dalcroze Society of Canada, Dalcroze Society of America at New England, New York, Northwest, and Colorado chapters, and USA national conference, and Institut Jaques-Dalcroze international Congress. Ms. Ishizuka has performed as a pianist and collaborative pianist in Japan, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States with a broad repertoire of classical and theater music . A candidate of Dalcroze Diplôme Supérieur, Ms. Ishizuka is a member of the board of Dalcroze Society of America’s board of trustees
Laetitia DISSEIX-BERGER est titulaire du Diplôme Supérieur de la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze. Professeur d’enseignement artistique au CRR de Rueil-Malmaison, elle enseigne par le biais de cette méthode à un public de musiciens et de danseurs ainsi que dans différentes structures de formation professionnelle lors de master-class – ECM de Paris, Pôle Musique et Danse de Metz, ESM de Dijon, Pôle Sup’ 93, CFMI de Lille et d’Orsay – ainsi que lors d’académies d’été à l’étranger, en Suisse, en Angleterre et aux Etats-Unis. Membre du bureau de l’Association DALCROZE France, et du comité de la FIER, elle est co-responsable de la formation du « Certificat DALCROZE France ».
Parallèlement à ses activités pédagogiques, elle pratique les claquettes américaines auprès de Victor CUNO, et découvre récemment le Clown auprès de Nathalie BERNARD
Kai LIU, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the Music and Movement Division at the Institute of Music Education, Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in China. Jaques-Dalcroze Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, IJD (2019). Kai holds a MA in Dalcroze Eurhythmics Pedagogy from the Haute Ecole de Musique, HEM (2012) and a MA in Music Education from CCOM (2012). Kai also obtained his BA in ethnomusicology from CCOM and another BA in music and movement from HEM.
Kai is a respected lecturer in the field of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. He teaches Music and Movement, Keyboard Improvisation, and Western Music History at the CCOM and he also taught junior level Music Comprehensive Course at affiliated middle school of the CCOM and Beijing Dance Academy. Kai is a lecturer at the Chinese National Music Teacher Training Program held by CCOM. Between 2015 and 2019, Kai has taught and given presentations at the 28th and 29th Dalcroze Congress in Geneve and at the Han-Sei International Dalcroze Workshop in South Korea.
Kai is a specialist of early western keyboard instruments. He has studied harpsichord and fortepiano with Michel Kiener, Classical piano improvisation with David Marteau. Kai is also a jazz pianist, organist and composer who frequently perform in important venues such as Blue Note Beijing. Kai is currently the teacher of Basso Continuo for students of organ major at the keyboard department of CCOM.
Kai is going publish two translation books on 2023 - The Notation is Not the Music-reflection on early music practice and performance into Chinese by Barthold Kuijken and Historical Harpsichord Technique-developing la douceur du toucher by Yonit Lea Kosovske.
Diplôme Supérieur Méthode Jaques-Dalcroze, BMus (Hons I), MMus
Andrew is an Australian musician and theatre practitioner based in London, UK. He is a Senior Lecturer in Acting and Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), University of Surrey. He is the former Head of Dramatic Arts at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).
Andrew has over three decades’ experience in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and is recognised internationally as an expert practitioner. His qualifications include the Diplôme Supérieur Méthode Jaques-Dalcroze from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD), Switzerland; a Master of Music and the Dalcroze Licence from Longy School of Music, USA; and the Professional Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Dalcroze Australia. Andrew also holds the Professional Certificate in the Kodály Concept from the British Kodály Academy (BKA).
As a musician, Andrew composes, plays piano for dance, and has taught music at all levels. He has trained and examined Dalcroze teachers in Australia and the UK, and is a guest lecturer, consultant, and external examiner for degree programmes and CPD courses. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons I) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and studied composition with Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney.
As a theatre practitioner, Andrew directs plays, operas, and musicals, and teaches acting across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a university conservatoire. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and is a graduate of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Andrew is an advocate for educational and workplace wellbeing. He is trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England) and is the Wellbeing Champion for Guildford School of Acting (GSA). Andrew is a member of GSA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Forum, and co-presents training in LGBTQIA+ Awareness across the University of Surrey.
Andrew is studying for a PhD at the University of Surrey. His research is published with open access in Arts, the British Journal of Music Education, Research in Dance Education, Stanislavski Studies, and Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. He has presented papers at conferences in Australia, Canada, Poland, Switzerland, UK, USA, and online.
Honours include a Helpmann Scholarship, a Lili & Nadia Boulanger Scholarship, and a Queen’s Trust Award. He was nominated for ArtsHub Awards in 2011 and 2012, and was voted Tutor of the Year in 2006 by the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP). Andrew is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA).
Hanne Pilgrim is a eurhythmics practitioner, pianist and performer with a focus on experimental projects that combine music and movement. After her studies in eurhythmics and piano at the Berlin University of the Arts she was a lecturer at the eurhythmics departments in Berlin and Weimar between 2007 and 2017. Subsequently she moved to Vienna and led the department of Music and Movement Education/ Eurhythmics at the University of Music and Performing Arts as professor for eurhythmics from 2017-2022.
Currently, Hanne is focusing on her work as principal artistic investigator in the artistic research project “Atlas of Smooth Spaces” funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Personal website: https://hannepilgrim.de, project website: https://the-smooth.space/
Née en 1981 à Sion
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En 2003, Anaïs obtient son diplôme d’enseignement de rythmique (musique et mouvement) à la Haute Ecole des Arts de Berne/HKB.
2002-2019 Professeure d’initiation musicale-rythmique au Conservatoire Cantonal du Valais.
2007-2015 Doyenne du décanat de l’initiation musicale au Conservatoire Cantonal du Valais.
2002- 2023 Enseignement dans de nombreuses écoles de musique et écoles publiques du canton du Valais.
2015/2017/2023 Co-directrice artistique pour les spectacles des écoles de la ville de Sion.
Parallèlement à ses activités pédagogiques, Anaïs s’initie à la danse et à la percussion africaine. De 2000 à 2012, elle joue dans le groupe « Jungle Percussion ».
Dès 2013, elle se passionne pour la photographie et collabore avec différents artistes et photographes sous forme d’expositions, d’échanges visuels et de performances.
Elle est aussi la trésorière de l’association « Rythmique Dalcroze Suisse- Association professionnelle » depuis 2014.
Born in Norderney / Germany in 1961.
1983-1987 Eurhythmic Studies at the College of Music, Cologne.
1987- 2006 lecturer in movement-education with focus on technique, improvisation, composition and theory at the Eurhythmic Department of Trossingen College of Music.
2006 – 2008 professor per proxy with additional competency in didactics/ methodology/ teaching eurhythmics for adults. Ongoing advanced training in modern dance – and improvisation techniques, movement analyses and Spiraldynamik. Domestic and abroad workshops and training activities, dance performances in engagement with music and image.
In 2006 co-organisator of the European Eurhythmics Congress Trossingen. Since 2008 president of the Conference Music and Movement / Eurhythmics (Arbeitskreis Musik und Bewegung / Rhythmik e.V.).
2005/2007/2009/2010 Master classes and lectures in Stockholm, Vienna, Geneva, South- Corea.
Since 2008 head of the Eurhythmics departement at the University of the Arts Berlin.
Sandra has taught music for over twenty years including three years on the faculty of Laval University, Quebec City. She has been Director of Music at two leading schools in Sydney. Since 1994 she has been the Course Director of the Dalcroze Summer Schools held in Sydney, Toowoomba Qld. and Adelaide. Currently she is president of the Dalcroze Society of NSW and along with other Australian colleagues, she gives courses for Dalcroze Teacher Development and works to promote Dalcroze in Australia. She is often invited to give workshops for piano and string teachers, early childhood teachers and performers. She has also given workshops in the USA, Taiwan, and at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva and has been a jury member for Dalcroze Certificate, Licentiate and Diploma examinations.
She is the currently the co-ordinator of the Junior Training Program and a part- time lecturer in Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as well as being a freelance teacher of piano, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Univ. – Prof. Dipl. Rhyth. Angelika Hauser-Dellefant studied music and movement/rhythmics in Hannover, Germany and movement-theatre in Paris, France with Jacques Lecoq, Philippe Gaulier and Monique Pagneux. She has also achieved a diploma of French Language and a diploma of Franklin-Method on the professional level.
She gave lessons in „music and movement/rhythmics“ to children, teens, adults as well as piano lessons to handicapped children.
Since 1983 she is teaching in the field of "music and movement/rhythmics" at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. She has also taught at the Bruckner-University of Music and Performing Arts in Linz, Austria working mainly with dance-students: „music and movement/rhythmics for dancers“ and “theatre for dancers” from 1992 to 2004.
In 2002 Angelika Hauser-Dellefant became head of the Institute for Music and Movement-Education and Music-Therapy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, since 2017 head of the of the Institute for Music and Movement-Education and Music Physiology.
Furthermore she is working as a musician, dancer, choreographer, performer and trainer in art productions for universities, theatres and other institutions.
She held international workshops and lectures for congresses as well as symposia and has worked at different institutions in Europe, South America, North America and South Africa.
She published various papers in different expert journals and books in German, English and Portuguese.
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Laura Ono has a Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from the Longy School of Music of Bard College (Cambridge, MA), and is currently completing overseas studies in the Dalcroze License, under the direction of Karin Greenhead, Jacqueline Vann and Louise Mathieu. Laura also holds an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) as well as an Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education, a joint program between the RCM and Ryerson University. She has also completed pedagogy studies in Kodály and Orff
Laura is currently the Training Chair and Past President for Dalcroze Canada. From 2009-2019 she was also the director and founder of My Musical Upbringing, a private music studio specializing in Early Childhood Music Education in Toronto. In addition to her musical training, Laura also holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Communications (University of Ottawa) and a Master of Business Administration (York University).
Anne-Gabrielle CHATOUX-PETER est titulaire du Diplôme Supérieur de la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze. Suisse d’origine, elle vit depuis plus de 20 ans en France où elle enseigne la musique par le biais de la pédagogie Jaques-Dalcroze. Son enseignement s’adresse aux enfants et aux adolescents du Conservatoire de Vincennes et aux enfants de la maîtrise de Radio France. Elle est également formatrice au CNFPT (Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale), à la DASCO (Direction des Affaires Scolaires de la Ville de Paris), au CFMI (Centre de Formation des Musiciens Intervenants), au CND (Centre National de la Danse) et dans différentes structures de formation professionnelle où elle anime des stages destinés aux professionnels dans les domaines de la musique, de la voix et de la danse. Dans ce même esprit, elle dirige, pour les professionnels toujours, un atelier régulier d’initiation à la pédagogie Jaques-Dalcroze (Rythmique-Solfège-Improvisation) au conservatoire de Vincennes. Elle est régulièrement invitée pour animer des workshops et présenter la méthode dans des séminaires, des congrès, des conservatoires à travers toute la France, en Angleterre et en Suisse. Elle est présidente de l’Association Dalcroze France
Pianist, is Professor of Piano for Music Education at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music, in Rome, where she also teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
She graduated in Piano summa cum laude and in Harpsichord.
She gave concerts as a soloist and in chamber music groups until 2005.
In 1994, the encounter with Louisa Di Segni got her passionate about the Dalcroze method.
She holds a Dalcroze Certificate from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a Dalcroze License granted from the UK Dalcroze Society.
She teaches in Dalcroze certificate training courses organized by AIJD in collaboration with DEIEB; she gives seminars in different conservatories, with the SIEM (Italian Association for Music Education), the AIKEM (Italiana Kodaly Assotiation for Music Education) and other Italian organizations. Since 2003 she has been working to diffuse the Dalcroze Eyrhythmics in Italy, with the AIJD - Italian Jaques-Dalcroze Association.
She teaches in Dalcroze certificate training courses organized by AIJD in collaboration with DEIEB; she gives seminars in different conservatories, with the SIEM (Italian Association for Music Education), the AIKEM (Italiana Kodaly Assotiation for Music Education) and other Italian organizations
Since 2003 she has been working to diffuse the Dalcroze Eyrhythmics in Italy, with the AIJD - Italian Jaques-Dalcroze Association.
Ms. Muranaka has been teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics since 1990. She has given workshops for children, musicians and music teachers in Japan (Nagoya School of Music, Showa University of Music, Sapporo Otani University), USA (Carnegie Mellon University) and Singapore (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts). She was also invited on multiple occasions to teach at international conferences in Japan, Korea and Switzerland. She currently teaches the Early Childhood module “Expression,” as well as body movement and music improvisation to students of the Child Psychology Program at Sapporo International University.
She is the current president of the Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan.
Sandra Degen is a graduated eurhythmic and piano teacher and taught at a music school for twenty years. After graduating in pedagogy and psychology, she now works as a doctoral student and scientific assistant at the Institute of Education at the University of Zurich and as a lecturer for general didactics and pedagogical psychology in the master's programmes of School Music at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Currently she is president of the Swiss Society of eurhythmic teachers in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
Seung-Ji Ryu is a professor at the Piano Pedagogy Graduate School of Hansei University and has served as the head of the Hansei Dalcroze Center since 2005. She earned her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in piano at Yonsei University. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Iowa in piano performance and pedagogy in 1996. She received a Dalcroze Certificate at the Juilliard Dalcroze Institute in 1999 and a Dalcroze License at Carnegie Mellon University in 2003.
She has performed extensively as a solo pianist and in chamber music ensembles. She is also recognized as an author, researcher, and lecturer. In particular, she is actively engaged research that combines the Dalcroze method and the piano pedagogy, and has written various articles and books. She has presented at a number of international conferences including ISME, NCKP, IJD. She is currently an editorial board member of the Piano Pedagogy Forum, which is an online journal of the U.S.
Ing-Marie has taught small children to postgraduates, lecturing in South Africa, e.g. at the College of Music in Cape Town, North-West University School of Music and in various countries in Europe.
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Introduced to the piano at the tender age of five by her mother, Mindy Shieh has since accumulated fifty-two years of music training and experience. She is a graduate of the Department of Music at the National Taiwan Normal University, where she majored in piano. She has an M.A. in Piano Accompaniment from the West Chester University Department of Music, studied in Musicology Ph.D. from the Faculty of Music at the Universityof Toronto, and the Certificates both in Music Theory (First Honor with Distinction) and Piano Teacher from The Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). She received her Dalcroze Eurhythmics Full Dalcroze Teacher’s Certificate (License) at the Dalcroze School of Music in New York, where she studied with Dr. Hilda Schuster. Mindy Shieh is in fact the last person to have received an International License from Dr. Schuster, who passed away after some fifty years of teaching at the Dalcroze School of Music, during which time she instructed such Dalcroze masters as Robert M. Abramson, Lisa Parker, Anne Farber and Ruth Alperson.
Mindy Shieh is the first holder of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher’s License in Taiwan. Since returning to Taiwan in 1993, she has made it her personal mission to promote and expand Dalcroze concepts and teaching methods here on the whole island. To this end she has given numerous workshops and teacher training programs on the Dalcroze teaching methods. In 1994 she became chief editor of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Journal and in 1998 Chair of the Board of Dalcroze Society of Taiwan. She is currently as an associate professor teaching the Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Piano at the National Tsing Hua University, University of Taipei, and Soochow University. She was recently appointed to serve as the Committee Member of Curriculum & Instruction Consulting Committee on Life Curriculum in Ministry of Education . These qualifications clearly demonstrate her professionalism.
Mindy Shieh has been invited to give workshops in Tokyo, Hellerau, Warsaw, Katowice, and Shanghai.
Licence d’enseignement de la rythmique à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2006.
Troisième année d’études à l’Institut de Bruxelles (initiation aux arts du cirque), 2005.
Diplôme de maître de musique du Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, 2008.
Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York, 2011.
Diplôme supérieur de l’Institut de Genève, 2013.
Autres intérêts: piano jazz, violoncelle, flûte indienne, danse africaine, yoga.
Professeure de rythmique et musique au Département de l’Instruction Publique à Genève (école primaire), depuis 2006
Formatrice pour enseignants généralistes, depuis 2008
Professeure de rythmique-solfège à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2005-06
Professeure de rythmique à l’école de ballet Jean Martinelli à Nyon, 2007
Professeure de rythmique et d’improvisation à la Haute Ecole de Musique de l’Institut de Genève, depuis 2013
Professeure de rythmique (adultes amateurs) à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, depuis 2013
Professeure à la Dalcroze Academy, Colorado State University, Denver (Colorado), USA, depuis 2012
Séminaires Dalcroze à Morelia (Mexique) et Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)
Kaye began her Dalcroze Eurhythmics studies in 2008 and gained her Professional Certificate with Dalcroze UK in 2012 and her Licence in 2017. She completed the Diplôme Supérieur in December 2021 after study at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.
Before starting her Dalcroze studies Kaye was a professional violinist and member of the BBC Philharmonic. After this she joined the Bridge String Quartet, which performed on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. In 2008 Kaye became a classroom teacher and was Head of Music in Gumley House School FCJ until 2018. During this time, she was the leader of Garden Opera.
Since 2018 Kaye has focused on teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics in a range of contexts. She teaches on the String & Brass Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and gives workshops in Dalcroze Eurhythmics for professional musicians and teachers throughout England. She was teacher and Artistic Director of the Dalcroze UK Easter Course in 2019 and teaches on Dalcroze UK’s Spring Courses & Summer Schools. She also teaches regularly for the Dalcroze UK’s Teacher Training programme.
Since finishing her Diplôme studies Kaye has set up rhythmics classes for adults, led Taster Days, sessions and workshops and is organising a new course for the Foundation Award training (DEIEB) with Dalcroze UK. This will run as a hybrid of in-person weekly sessions and online sessions and starts in September 2022.
1994-1996 : Diplômes de solfège des degrés d’excellence et perfectionnement-Académie des Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles
2002 : Diplôme de piano et claviers-Académie des Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles
2005 : Diplôme en Expression Corporelle-Institut de Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze de Belgique 2006 : Diplôme en Rythmique-Institut de Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze de Belgique
2010 : CAPE en mouvement-Communauté Française
2020 : CAPE en rythmique-Communauté Française
1995-2013 : Formation intensive en pratique, pédagogie et méthodologie des claquettes américaines (Tap Dance), avec Grégoire Vandersmissen
2002-2008 : Formation intensive en pratique, pédagogie et méthodologie de la danse contemporaine, avec Michèle Swennen
Professeur de Rythmique et d’Expression Corporelle (depuis 2005 et 2006), et professeur de claquettes américaines (depuis 2003) Lydia démarre par des collaborations avec des théâtres et leur programmation. Engagée ensuite dans la chorégraphie, elle acquiert une grande expérience en création de spectacles avec l’Opéra « Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie » où elle travaille 8 ans ; période
durant laquelle Lydia collabore étroitement avec RESEO-European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education. Des projets avec les opéras de Liège, Dijon, Stockholm, Lille et Malmö, lui ouvrent son réseau professionnel. Evoluant en enseignement artistique officiel, elle enseigne la danse contemporaine, la chorégraphie rythmique, et la rythmique à l'Institut de Rythmique Jaques Dalcroze
de Belgique. Depuis 10 ans, elle enseigne aux étudiants en formation pédagogique à l'Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles.
En 2016, Lydia développe son identité artistique, IMAO. Des projets de création ont déjà vu le jour, comme la participation aux Journées du Patrimoine à Bruxelles en 2019 avec une chorégraphie déambulatoire. Elle collabore avec l’Association Suzuki Brussels, et avec le réseau Suzuki néerlandophone, en proposant des workshops basés sur la rythmique et la chorégraphie pour des pianistes et violonistes de 4 à 18 ans.
Michael Joviala is an improviser, composer and teacher who lives in Brooklyn, New York. In 2020, he earned the diplôme supérieur from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze and a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Performance from Stony Brook Univesity in 2017. He directs the Dalcroze Program at the Lucy Moses School in New York City, and teaches at the Diller-Quaile School of Music, Columbia University and the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy. Michael created and directs the group Locomotors, an improvising ensemble for music and movement, inspired by the practices of Dalcroze and the tradition of free jazz. https://Joviala.com
She has served as a review reader in several research journals. Currently, Marja-Leena is a research leader in a collaborative study with Åbo Akademi University on the quality of music education in primary schools in Finland, and a group leader and researcher in the ArtsEqual research project, funded by the Academy of Finland (www.artsequal.fi).
Musician, choreographer and pedagogue; she works using the method based on Emile Jaques – Dalcroze’s ideas; develops musicality, imagination and energy. A student of Marcela Hildebrandt-Pruska in Poland and of Elizabeth Vanderspar in London where she received Licentiate Diploma of Dalcroze Society in 1977; she is also a holder of Master's degree in law at Poznan University. At present an independent teacher, recently retired from the Academy of Music, Secondary Music School (the Department of Eurhytmics) and Ballet School in Poznań. She works with children and adults; in Poland and Europe. She conducts lectures and workshops in the field of eurhythmics and plastique animée for musicians, dancers, teachers and psychologists. In addition, she directs concerts and collages that combine music with other fields of art during festivals of contemporary music, in the cycle of activities such as “The gallery of sound” and “To hear the town”.
On Polish Radio she realized her own program: "Just music, small music" (music programs for children); collaborates with choirs creating a movement for stage to the repertoire of bands. The founder of “Ensemble of Plastique Animée” which creates choreographies and movement improvisation both for classical and contemporary music, for literature and visual arts. The author of the project called “My Music” - in the Center of Culture ”Zamek” in Poznań - which is a presentation of young, independent artists and discovering new musical phenomena with them. The project breaks the borders between genres, rejects academic artificiality, connects arts and, very often, is a brave introduction of music and movement into new, non-concert space.
Education: Baccalauréat et certificat de rythmique de Lycée de Musique de Poznañ (chez prof. M.Hildebrandt-Pruska) Diplôme d’éducation musicale de l’Ecole Supérieure de Musique a Lodz – faculté de la rythmique- (chez prof. Janina Mieczyñska – élève de E. J-Dalcroze) Licence d enseignement de rythmique (Institut Jaques Dalcroze a Genève) Cours: Svenska Dalcroze – Seminaret (chez Dagmar Wide, Palucca Schule, Dresden) Travail: Au commencement comme rythmicienne a l’école de musique a Lodz Actuellement comme professeur de rythmique à l’Académie de Théâtre à Varsovie et à l’Académie de Musique à Lodz. Elle est également l’auteur de deux livres,d’articles,de programmes d’enseignement d’éducation musicale, d’émissions de radio, de chorégraphies de théâtre.
Ritmica Viva «Ritmica viva» – methode de la communication non-verbale – est une proposition methodique d’auteur créant une possibilité de developpement de la pensée et de l’action creative, prenant en consideration en même temps l’engagement de l’esprit, de l’emotion et du corps. Ritmica viva est ouverte a tout le monde. On peut l’exercer à chaque age, independammant des gouts, talents et possibilités. Elle se vérifie dans la formation des enfants, de la jeunesse et des adultes. Elle est specialement utile, quand on travaille avec les troupes de théâtre, les ensembles de danse, de pantomime(professionnels ainsi que non-professionnels). Ritmica viva était présentée plusieurs fois au cours des congrès, conférences et sessions scientifiques en Pologne et a l’étranger (Geneve, Remscheid, Hellerau, Budapest, Riga,Tbilissi, Taipei).
Anetta Pasternak was awarded the first prize at the Second European Eurhythmics Competition in Trossingen, Germany, and she won the first prize at the XXVI Tychy Theatre Meetings. She was the organizer of 10 editions of the annual all-Polish workshop sessions called "Music and Movement in Therapeutic Activities".
Included among her many lectures and workshops given in Poland and abroad are: Austria (University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna), Canada (Université Laval in Québec), Germany (Institute of Eurhythmics in Hellerau), Great Britain (Coventry University), Japan (Showa University of Music – Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan), Sweden (Royal College of Music in Stockholm), Switzerland (E. Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva), Ukraine (Pedagogical University in Odessa and Sumy), Taiwan (Dalcroze Society of Taiwan), USA (Dalcroze Society of America). She specializes in interpretation of 20th-century music, and using Dalcroze method in music therapy.
Jerison Harper Lee
A passionate musician, dancer, pedagogue, Jerison has set his sight on making music accessible to a diverse audience and using music to better one’s life. For this life mission, he has chosen Dalcroze Eurhythmics and its approach to facilitate his work.
Jerison received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (2016) in Dalcroze pedagogy from Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva . To further develop his knowledge and skills in working with Dalcroze, he has travelled the world to study with various Dalcroze masters. With his strong foundation in ballet and dance, he continued to study ballet and modern dance while in Geneva. The combination of mastery in both music and dance furnishes him with a unique ability to truly deliver the essence of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Since his return from Switzerland in 2015, Jerison has been actively promoting, conducting, and teaching Dalcroze workshops and classes to musicians, dancers and arts educators in Singapore, and has been repeatedly invited to present and teach in many Asian countries. His work has brought him to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, America and Australia.
Elda Nelly Treviño
She holds a PhD in Psychology from the UANL (Summa Cum Laude), Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Literature and Pedagogy from The University of Texas at Austin; Dalcroze Certificate and License from Carnegie Mellon University. She has received several awards such as Prize of the Arts in Auditive Arts (UANL 2009), Grant for international artistic residences FORCA Noreste 2010 and Program for Joint Research Matías Romero 2016-2017 from the Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Mexican government.
Dr. Treviño´s research interests are: the positive effects of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and musical training in general in different domains of life,
Elle est licenciée en rythmique par l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève où elle a obtenu le prix de licence à la “Création”.
Sa spécialité est la Rythmique dans les Arts de la Scène.
Actuellement elle enseigne la rythmique à l’Institut du Theâtre de Barcelone, chez les danseurs et comédiens.
Elle contribue également à la formation des professeurs aux Conservatoires et Universités espagnoles intéressés à la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze.
Co-directrice de la Formation Continue Dalcroze en Espagne.Directrice de la Compagnie PerkImBa (Percussion-Improvisation-Ballet) crée avec Thierry Hochstätter et Directrice Pédagogique aux Stages de Formation PerkImBa.
Liesl van der Merwe
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Furthermore, Liesl is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher. She completed the research project: Social Cohesion Through Community Music Engagement in South African Higher Music Education. She was one of the volume editors of the Peter Lang book: Ritualised Belonging: Musicing and Spirituality in the South African Context. She has also recently been invited, by the series editor, Prof Liora Bresler, to be on Springer's Editorial Board of the Landscapes: The Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series, and she is the guest editor of a special edition on positive psychology and music education in the International Journal of Education and the Arts.
She also performs as a bassoonist in chamber music ensembles and is the conductor of the North-West Youth Orchestra.