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Rhythmic and Moving Patterns in Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Rhythmic and Moving Patterns in Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Author(s): Nicoleta Demian, Diana Elena Sârb
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Editura Muzicală
Keywords: music education; eurhythmics; dance experiments; interdisciplinary approach;

Summary/Abstract: The Suisse music pedagogue Emile Jaques-Dalcroze initiated an original education system revealing that rhythm and movement could be combined in order to facilitate the complexity of learning music. The synthesis of imagination, body motion and emotion is fundamental in the development of expressiveness and creativity. In our study, we are going to analyze the tools of Eurhythmics as a multi-senses teaching method. The interdisciplinary approach of eurhythmics made possible the expansion of the method to other arts, including dance. Finding symmetry, balance and accuracy in music, and dance as well, is related to the embodiment of rhythm. The components of the Eurhythmics (i.e. rhythmic exercises, improvisation, performing) are interdependent and lead to a mental and kinesthetic experience. The legacy of Jaques-Dalcroze in today’s music education is based on active learning experience and on a veritable body dramaturgy.

  • Issue Year: VI/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English