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Joy Kane : You Are The Music

  • Lucy Moses School - Ann Goodman Recital Hall 129 West 67th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

Joy Kane believes You ARE the Music and as such has written lyrics, composed songs and invented games which incite movement and gesture that match the words, intervals and action of the music. Be on your own body percussionist as you live tunes that explore church modes, “un”-romantic waltzes. Spanish Blues, uneven phrases, odd meters, and challenging intervals. The goal is a multi-sensory experience; a fun and unforgettable way to BE the music.

You are the Music is a collection of six progressive song books meant to combine singing, gesture and movement. Each book contains scores and an accompanying CD, and will be for sale for at the workshop.

We will also explore Joy Kane's latest publication Paws and Claws, a new ergonomic approach to piano technique. 

"Kane's books provide a valuable addition to our repertoire, and I am thrilled to have new resources to use and recommend. As supplementary material for children's classes, or for students in professional studies coursework, this collection can serve many individuals in a variety of contexts." 

- Jeremy Dittus, American Dalcroze Journal, Fall 2009 

Joy Kane was trained as a modern dancer and classical and Jazz musician. The Dalcroze Method provided the perfect outlet for her skills as a mover, musician and teacher. In 1995 Joy was granted an "Honoris Causa" or honorary PhD in Dalcroze Eurythmics from the Institute Jaques Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland. Joy has taught at the summer dance program at Connecticut College American Dance Festival, The Sorbonne, The Cleveland Institute of Music, the 92nd Street Y and the extension program at Juilliard Music School as well as at the Scola Cantorum and Universities and Conservatories throughout Europe. During a 30 year career teaching performers and teachers of dance, music and theater, she developed a series of songs to enliven and inform her teaching of the Dalcroze Method.


All regular workshops are $20 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $40 for non-members. Student rates are $10 for members of the DSA, $20 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID.

Earlier Event: November 4
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Later Event: January 13
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