Dalcroze and Hellerau 1913-2013

29 September 2013, 15:30

Donegal Street, Angel Islington, London, N1 9QG, United Kingdom

The Jaques-Dalcroze Institute was inaugurated in Hellerau one hundred years ago. The movement aimed to repair the rupture of the feelings and the intellect, and it attracted intense interest internationally from the budding pioneers of the Modern Movement: C-E Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) made several visits, his brother Albert was directly involved as a teacher of the Dalcroze Eurhythmic dance method, and Ludwig Mies (later Mies van der Rohe) courted his future wife there, a student of Dalcroze.


They were attracted not only by the architectural contributions of Tessenow and other stars, but by the sensational ‘minimalist’ stage sets of Adolph Appia and the unique dance rhythms of Dalcroze. A talk by Dr. Gerry Adler of Kent University will be followed by a performance of four dance pieces by the London Dalcroze Plastique Ensemble. Karin Greenhead has also been invited to give a short talk on the principle of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.


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Dalcroze and Hellerau 1913-2013

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