**Submissions to ICDS4 are now closed**

ICDS invites presentations relating to the practice, theory, history or philosophy of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and/or related practices. We especially welcome presentations on the listening body in action, broadly conceived, as it relates to music, dance, somatic practices, theatre, pedagogy and therapy. 

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, music education, musicology, music therapy, music cognition and music neuroscience, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology, theatre and performance studies, and visual arts.


The topics of presentations and performances might include, but are not limited to:

Listening, hearing and understanding in Dalcroze and related fields

Listening and embodiment

Listening, communication, dialogue and performance 

Listening within pedagogy, training and therapy 

Attitudes and ethics of listening

The phenomenology of listening 

Listening in/as context and culture 

The place of listening within research

Using space, gesture and rhythm in aural training (e.g. Dalcroze solfège)



Types of presentation (formats)

  • Paper* (20 mins + 10 mins discussion) – research papers and reflections on practice

  • Workshop* (60 mins, including discussion) – an interactive session offering hands-on experience. These will be limited in number due to space and time restrictions

  • Symposium (90 mins, including discussion) – a shared platform for at least three delegates to present a specific research topic in-depth and to discuss each other’s work in a public forum. Please specify who will chair the symposium.

  • Roundtable (90 mins, including discussion) – a semi-planned conversation amongst stakeholders, who invite delegates to contribute. This is a public discussion with a view to arriving at shared understandings, new insights and/or proposals for action. Please specify who will chair the roundtable.

  • Daytime performance (5-6 minutes, or longer subject to arrangement with Organising Committee)**

  • Evening performance (5-6 minutes, or longer subject to arrangement with Organising Committee)**

  • Poster (details available at


*A paper and workshop can be combined in a 90-minute presentation. We strongly encourage presentations that show research in action or innovations in pedagogy/performance/therapy that are linked to a research process.

 **Proposals for performances should make an explicit link to the conference themes.





Deadline for all submissions: Sunday 18 November 2018, 23:59 (UK time).


The language of presentations is English.


Please note: delegates may submit a maximum of two proposals. In this case, at least one must be presented collaboratively. 


When you submit online, you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Title of presentation

  • Type of presentation (paper, workshop, symposium, performance, poster)

  • Requirements (e.g. audiovisual, spaces, instruments) 

  • Name/s of presenter/s

  • Affiliation (i.e. principal place of work/study, or, if appropriate, ‘Independent’)

  • Country of residence

  • Email address/es

  • Description (all submissions must be between 200-250 words and submitted as Word documents, in exactly the format set out in the template downloadable here. If a research paper, please describe the background to your research, how you conducted the research, what you have found and the possible implications for practice and/or research. If a workshop, please describe the aim of the workshop and the sorts of activities involved. Proposals should describe how they relate to the conference theme. Please check your submission very carefully for language and spelling before submission.)

  • Biography (75 words). This should start with your name and must be in prose (i.e. not a list of appointments). For symposia and roundtables, please give biographies for all presenters and chairs.


Notification to presenters by 16 December 2018.


Online registration


Presenters must register and pay by 31 January 2019.

All other delegates must register and pay by 30 June 2019. 




Before 31 March 2019 (Early bird rates): Regular 1150 zł.; Student 700 zł.

After 31 March 2019: Regular 1400 zł.; Student 850 zł.

Fee includes refreshments, light lunch and conference materials

(*All fees are in Polish Zloty) 

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