Louisa Di Segni-Jaffé
Italy, December 8th
Dear friends and colleagues,
It is with great grief that we announce you that our dear Louisa Di Segni-Jaffé has passed away.
Louisa left us two days ago during a heart operation. It is for us, dalcrozians and friends, an enormous loss.
Louisa has been a pioneer of Dalcroze work in Italy: she introduced the method in the fifties and worked unceasingly to spread the educational principles in schools, associations and institutions.
Her contribution through seminars, conferences, writings and training, both in Italy and abroad, has been unvaluable. She has left a remarkable legacy.
Her precious commitment did not stop even after her retirement, when she was always “silently present”: listening to our concerns, supporting, advising and participating to our important events.
We intend to dedicate our Study Days in Florence on February 29th and March 1st 2020 to her memory and work.
Best regards to you all.
Dalcroze Director of Studies Italy