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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend The listening body in action: The 4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS4), at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. You can watch our invitation video here.

Our fourth conference sees us return to Europe, after a very successful event in Canada (ICDS3, 2017). We are delighted to bring ICDS to Poland, a country with a strong, longstanding tradition of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, as seen in widespread practice at school level and several training centres embedded in Higher Education. ICDS is a transdisciplinary meeting point for practitioners, researchers and students, unified by an intellectual passion for exploring the relationships between music and movement. We are at the leading edge of an international community of endeavour, with several recent spin-off conferences, collaborations and publications in Dalcroze studies emerging from the three previous conferences in Coventry (2013), Vienna (2015) and Quebec City (2017). As a result, ICDS delegates enjoy an increasing range of opportunities to share, exchange and learn each time we meet.

Watch out for updates to this site, when we will invite proposals in a range of formats and tell you more about conference developments. For those new to Dalcroze studies, please take a look at the videos and galleries from our previous conferences. On behalf of the Scientific Committee and Organising Committee we look forward to welcoming you to Katowice in 2019!

Dr Hab. Anetta Pasternak
Associate Professor (Eurhythmics specialty), Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Poland
Chair of the Organising Committee, International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

Dr John Habron
Head of Music Education, Royal Northern College of Music, UK
Chair of the Scientific Committee, International Conference of Dalcroze Studies

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