Monday – Friday, October 5th – 9th, 2009
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Anton-von-Webern Platz 1, 1030 Vienna / Austria

Dear rhythmics teachers!
Dear rhythmics students!

The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Rhythmics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna motivates us to take a look at the past. But examination of what has been also gives rise to questions of what is to come. In which direction will rhythmics move in the Europe of the future?

Our German title, "Bewegte Zeiten", also denotes "time to be alive" – and aware. This is especially appropriate to rhythmics. Sensory awareness, movement and musicality are skills mankind uses to perceive the world, to enter into relationships and to express what is experienced in life.

time in motion should be an occasion for intensive professional exchange. The congress offers an interesting selection of topics and subjects taught in rhythmics departments in Europe today. In workshops and lectures, numerous special guests will give insights into their work and teaching. Artistic selections from various educational institutions will be performed in three evening sessions. Several discussion forums will serve as opportunities for exchange of information and ideas.