CFP: ‘The Living Moment: Exploring Improvisational Practice’

The third international Dalcroze Studies conference, ‘The Living Moment: Exploring Omprovisational Practice,’ is seeking presentations on improvisation, as it relates to Dalcroze Eurhythmics and music, movement and the mindful body more broadly. “We embrace a wide range of disciplines and areas, such as: anthropology, architecture, biomedical science, communication science, cultural studies, dance studies, somatic practices, education, ethnomusicology, gender studies, history, literature, media studies, musicology, music therapy, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, theatre and performance studies, and visual arts.”

Practitioners and researchers are invited to share their knowledge, experience and scholarship on this theme.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Music-movement improvisation
  • Descriptions and theories of improvisation
  • Improvisation and embodiment
  • Improvisation in culture and improvisation as culture
  • Improvisation as social relationship or dialogue
  • Improvisation as process, as product, as means
  • Interdisciplinary and intermedial approaches to improvisation
  • Teaching improvisation
  • The role of improvisation in pedagogy, performance and therapy
  • Teaching as an improvisational practice
  • Assessing and evaluating improvisation
  • Developing curricula and educational material on improvisation
  • Improvisation and the professional development of teachers
  • The interaction of technology and improvisation
  • Improvisation and wellbeing
  • Personal and social development through improvisation
  • Improvisation and ethics (empowerment, social justice)
  • Improvisation and community
  • The historical development and transmission of improvisational practice in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and related fields

Deadline for all submissions: Sunday 30 October 2016 23:59 (BST)
‘The living moment: Exploring improvisational practice’ takes places 30 July – 03 August 2017 at Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada.

For more information and full details visit the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies website.

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