"time in motion"

5th European Rhythmics Congress Vienna 09

From October 5th – 9th, 2009, the Institute for Music and Movement Education and Music Therapy of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts was honored to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Rhythmics in Vienna by hosting, for the first time, the 5th European Rhythmics Congress.

This event was a specialized congress which included: practically-oriented workshops; scholarly examination of the social and artistic relevance of rhythmics in the political sphere and discussion of the various artistic and pedagogical fields of rhythmics; and artistic performances.

395 rhythmics teachers took part in the congress as well as students from 11 European countries.
During the five days of the congress, the participants were able to enter into professional exchange and obtain new impulses for their educational programs and vocational needs through 36 workshops (of 60 or 90 minutes), 21 lectures, 14 short paper presentations, 2 discussion groups and 2 general assemblies.

The congress offered an interesting variety of topics concerning today's educational programs in rhythmics and their areas of research and practice (see attached listing).

47 guest instructors from the following institutes gave insight into their work:

Institut de Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze de Belgique / Brussels

College of Arts Bern / Biel:
Institut Jaques-Dalcroze / Conservatoire supérieur de Genève
College of Music and Theater Zürich

University of the Arts Berlin
College of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
College of Music and Theater Hannover
College of Music Münster
State College of Music Trossingen

Royal Northern College of Music / Manchester

Academy of Music Danzig
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice
Akademy of Music/ Lodz
Aleksander Zelwerowicz State Theatre Academy / Warsaw

Kungl. Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, Rytmik

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Institut für Musik- und Bewegungserziehung sowie Musiktherapie