Monica Dale
3:45pm 3:45pm

Monica Dale

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Dalcroze and Dance: Siblings or Frenemies?

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Big ideas begin with a few short steps…

Time and Energy in Space = DANCE
Time and Energy in Sound = MUSIC

What we have in common might surprise you.

Perhaps the most significant influence of Jaques-Dalcroze’s work was its impact on
the development of modern dance. His institute in Hellerau was a seminal force for
dance in Germany as well as America, where it was integral to our Denishawn roots.
Yet today, there’s a chasm between dance and Dalcroze. Modern dancers might refer
to music as “the gorilla in the room,” and Eurhythmicians sometimes describe their
work by defining how it is not dance.

This workshop will lead participants from past to present with a view to the future, 
in three parts:
1. A presentation on the history of the Dalcroze/dance connection, including
photographs, audio/video, and stories from personal experience; 
2. A basic Dalcroze Eurhythmics class designed to link movement technique with
music concepts;
3. Brainstorming: key commonalities of Dalcroze and Dance, potential value in
renewing the connection, and ideas for moving forward.

Brief reception to follow the workshop.

While studying dance in New York City and earning a B.A. in Music from Connecticut College, Monica Dale recognized a “kinesthetic music” in movement. She pursued Jaques-Dalcroze Education with Jack Stevenson at Ithaca College, receiving her Jaques-Dalcroze License and MM in Piano Performance. She has had a dual career in music and dance, as well as Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Dale teaches Music for Dance and serves as Music Coordinator for the dance department of the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. During the summer, she teaches at Eastman School of Music and the Kennedy Center Summer Music Institute. She cofounded the Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education with Jack Stevenson, a summer teacher-training program that offers Dalcroze Certification. 

For more about Monica Dale, please visit her website and check out this recent interview she did with the Eastman School of Music. 

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All regular workshops are $15 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $35 for non-members. Student rates are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID at the door. 

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Fabian Bautz

Fabian Bautz

Annual Tri-Chapter Workshop: TaKeTiNa & Eurhythmics

“In this workshop, we will experience our body as a musical instrument in order to cultivate self-confidence, playfulness, and spontaneity.

By moving together with music and rhythm, Eurhythmics strengthens and develops our natural creativity, flexibility, and improvisational capacities in daily life. It creates an open space where self-realization and collaboration emerge. 

TaKeTiNa works with body rhythms, stepping, clapping, chanting, laughing, falling in and out of rhythm, ‘getting it’ & ‘losing it.’ TaKeTiNa relaxes and revitalizes the nervous system creating an experience of doing less to achieve more. It is fun, grounding, and aligning.”

Fabian Bautz

Fabian Bautz studied Eurhythmics at the Richard Strauss Conservatory, and is certified in TaKeTiNa methods for polyrhythmic bodywork. He has taught in London, at the International Workshop Festival for the Performing Arts, and at the Longy School of Music, Boston. Fabian is currently with the Conservatory of Music in Zürich, the University of Music in Lucerne and teaches music to grade school children. He is vice-president of FIER, (International Federation of Rhythmics Education) and currently lives in Switzerland.

Please register at the door. 

All regular workshops are $15 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $35 for non-members. Student rates are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID. 

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Cynthia Lilley
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cynthia Lilley

Theme and Variation: Classical Recordings in the Dalcroze classroom

Theme and Variation - What stays constant?  What are the variables? How can we feel and express these changes? In her workshop, Cynthia will lead us through examples of classical Theme and Variations as we experience the music through movement. The workshop is designed both for our own exploration and for applications in our own music classrooms, where classical recordings can work as grand Dalcroze follows, basis for plastique animees, and inspiration for students’ own variations in music and movement.

All regular workshops are $15 for members of the DSA, $35 for non-members. Student rates (with valid student ID) are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members.  

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