Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Moving through the archive is a free one-day symposium to celebrate the founding of the Dalcroze Society, and providing a wonderful opportunity to discover Dalcroze Eurythmics; to see, hear and feel its history up-close, and to learn about current Dalcroze practice.  If you are a student, practitioner, teacher or researcher interested in music, dance, theatre or movement, join a distinguished international team for the day to explore how Dalcroze Eurythmics helps develop deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement.  Find potential new ways to enhance and enrich skills, performance and creativity, and discover the wealth of resources held in the Dalcroze UK archive.  Activities include:

  • A Dalcroze practical workshop (join in or just observe)
  • Presentations from international Dalcroze scholars, teachers and students
  • A performance of plastique animée – a movement response to a piece of music or another art form according to Dalcrozian principles
  • A tour of the Archives & Special Collections held by the National Resource Centre for Dance, University of Surrey Library
  • A display from the Dalcroze UK archive


Dr Selma Landen Odom, Professor Emerita, York University, Canada

Dr John Habron, Senior Lecturer in Music, Coventry University

Bethan Habron-James, Diplôme Supérieur Jaques-Dalcroze

Patsy James, Diplôme Supérieur Jaques-Dalcroze

Mary Price-O’Connor, The Moving Theatre Lab

Date:  Thursday 29th January 2015 10.30am-5.00pm

Venue:  Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford

Refreshments are included.

The day is free but booking is essential.  Closing date for bookings is Sunday 25th January 2015.

Book at www.surrey.ac.uk/content/dalcroze-eurhythmics-moving-through-archive

This event is organised by National Resource Centre for Dance, Coventry University and Dalcroze UK.  You can find more information on Dalcroze Eurhythmics here and on Archives and Special Collections at Surrey here.