Invitation for the 5th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies in Tokyo, Japan

22 March 2021 to 26 March 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the 5th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies: Dalcroze practice in diverse cultures, contexts and communities, 22 – 26 March 2021, will take place at Kunitachi College of Music         in Tokyo, Japan, in collaboration with the Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan.

The aim of ICDS5 is to present the best of current research and practice within Dalcroze Studies and related fields. ICDS is a biennial, global, transdisciplinary forum, open to viewpoints from education, the arts and humanities, and the social, natural, health and life sciences. We welcome practitioners, students and established scholars alike. This year our theme is Dalcroze practice in diverse cultures, contexts, and communities. It will allow us to discuss how and where Dalcroze is practiced, and by whom, with a special focus on the relationships between people, practice, and place. The conference will be relevant to those working in music, education, dance, somatic practices, theatre, and therapy, as well as other fields.


Registration for ICDS5 will open on 01 September 2020. More details will be available soon.

Call for submissions

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 01 July 2020 (23:59 GMT). More information about types of submission and submission procedure are available here.

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ICDS4 Highlights

 If you have never participated in ICDS and if you want to learn more about the conference, you can watch our ICDS Highlights, which are available on our YouTube Channel


We are looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo in the near future!

Sachiko Muranaka, Chair, Organizing Committee

John Habron, Chair, Scientific Committee

International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS)

Researching into music and movement, in education, the arts and humanities, and the social, health and life sciences.