We are pleased to announce the 2019 issue of Le Rythme, the journal published by FIER that presents scientific perspectives, artistic research, and theory from the international Dalcroze Education community.

Containing nearly 30 articles, abstracts, and papers, this issue is one of the most substantial to date.

From the preface, Paul Hille, Fabian Bautz, and Dorothea Weise write:

With Le Rythme 2019 we focus on approaches to the evolution of theory in eurhythmics. Earlier issues of the journal have presented valuable contributions concerning theoretical and scientific fundamentals. We have decided to intensify this emphasis. Happily, we received a great response to our request for theoretically-based professional articles, enabling us to offer a multifaceted spectrum of authors from Canada, the US, China, Finland, Sweden, Argentina, Mexico, UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

All of the contributions are in English. Hopefully, this will facilitate understanding within theoretical discourses in the eurhythmics community. Articles can also be found in their original languages on the FIER website (see documents/publications). In the printed issue this is indicated with a QR code at the end of each article; in the PDF version there is a link.

Historic, scientific and theoretical perspectives in the articles are complemented by the chapter Artistic Research. Here various artistic processes in eurhythmics are reflected upon discursively. The resulting ideas generate new insights in the intersection between theory and practice. These kinds of approaches which create artistic and theoretical knowledge are extremely valuable for eurhythmics and should definitely be expanded further.

The spectrum of theoretical subjects in eurhythmics is as wide as eurhythmics practice itself. For this reason, this edition contains a number of abstracts of several larger scientific research projects. In order to include a younger generation of eurhythmics practitioners with their theoretical approaches and intriguing topics, we especially encouraged eurhythmics graduates to submit abstracts of their academic papers. We are delighted to be able to present here nine excerpts from bachelor’s and master’s theses. Most of the full versions of these papers are available online in their original languages and can be retrieved by link or QR-Code.

We offer our heartfelt thanks to Claudine C.C. Elian and Michael Schnack for enormous help with the translations.

We wish you inspiring reading!

Wien, Luzern, Berlin, April 2019

Paul Hille
Fabian Bautz
Dorothea Weise

About Alex Marthaler

Alex Marthaler is a composer, pianist, and educator in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a pianist for modern dance and ballet classes at Point Park University and Carnegie Mellon University. Alex also teaches children's musical storytelling and improvisation classes.