Program of the Dalcroze Symposium 2019


„For art is not a particular method of expressing or transcribing life.
It is life itself and the means of experiencing it.“

Émile Jaques-Dalcroze


What you get:

  • lectures,
  • workshops,
  • concerts of extracts of the oeuvre for piano,
  • the opera concert: „Les jumeaux de Bergame“,
  • a CD-presentation and
  • choreographies to live-music



Program overview: click here


Friday, May 10th

Welcome address by Paul Hille, Hanne Pilgrim and Angelika Hauser-Dellefant

Conference by Jacques Tchamkerten: „The musical Oeuvre of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze“ (in French with translation)

Masterclass with Paolo Munaò and Adalberto Riva with piano music of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze

Masterclass: A  look  from contemporary dance  towards the 20 gestures of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze’s plastique animée with Elisabeth Orlowsky and Jutta Goldgruber

Student compositions and improvisations inspired by works of Dalcroze

Conference by Paul Hille: The „Méthode Jaques-Dalcroze“

Concert and CD-presentation by Paolo Munaò and Adalberto Riva

Choreographies to music by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze 


Saturday , May 11th

Masterclass with Paolo Munaò and Adalberto Riva

Elements of Dalcroze piano music as a source for contemporary improvisation and composition with Verena Zeiner

Student compositions and improvisations inspired by works of Dalcroze

Conference Jaques-Tchamkerten: „The piano music of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze“  (in French with translation)

Concert: students of the Masterclasses and movement improvisations by students inspired by works of Dalcroze

Movement and choreographic approaches to piano music by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze with Hanne Pilgrim

Conference with Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller: Émile Jaques-Dalcroze in Vienna

Chamber opera performance: „Les jumeaux de Bergame“ (“The Twins from Bergamo”) by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze; Michael Schnack, Elisabeth Orlowsky and ensemble


Sunday,  May 12th

Masterclass with Paolo Munaò, Adalberto Riva

The Dalcroze approach: Exercises from 1906 with Paul Hille

Final concert: students of the Masterclass and student compositions and improvisations of related to pieces of Dalcroze


Visit of the house Am Hof 8 1010 Vienna, birth place of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, together with granddaughter Martine Jaques-Dalcroze and family