Dalcroze Eurhythmics: The Body Indispensable (MFN2118.01)

Chris Rose

What if everything you want to understand about music is already within you, innate, instinctive, indelible? When Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) first taught harmony to students at the Geneva Conservatory in the 1890s, he found a disconnect between their aural perception and physical coordination, and devised a coursework to re-unite the two. He called it Eurhythmics, inviting students to move according to the nuances of music to uncover this embodied truth: all rhythm is the body moving through space. Part expression, part exploration, and part meditation, “Eurhythmics,” he wrote, “is not an art form–I want to shout that from the rooftops–but a path towards art.”

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M 3:40PM -5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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