MusiKinesis: Teaching Music/Dance Connections:
A fresh approach to the Jaques-Dalcroze method!
July 17-21, 2017 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maryland CPD Credits: 2
Get inspired. Enrich your skills. Discover new strategies for your teaching. Using techniques of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a system of study developed in Switzerland in the early 1900s, MusiKinesis delves into the nexus of the music-dance connection, providing practical ideas for dancers and musicians alike.
- It’s about opening the ear to hearing elements of dance in music.
- It’s about opening the eye to seeing elements of music in dance.
- It’s about music in space and sound — and it’s about time!
Dancers – Don’t even think of your standard “Music for Dance” course. Take a week to:
- Develop personal musicality and change your approach to dance performance – from the barre to the stage.
- Learn pedagogical techniques for teaching dance students of all ages and levels, improving their sense of music.
- Discover new choreographic ideas for integrating elements of music in sound and in physical form.
- Add to your repertory of teaching ideas, favorite music and personal practices.
Musicians – Take off your shoes and move into a new dimension of music. Take this class to:
- Perceive and perform music with new depth and insights.
- Teach more effectively using ear, mind and body in ways your students will enjoy.
- Approach theory, improvisation and composition from a new perspective.
- Learn new exercises, games and strategies for developing musicianship.