A conceptual study of spirituality in selected writings of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze

Habron, John and Van der Merwe, Liesl (2015) A conceptual study of spirituality in selected writings of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze. International Journal of Music Education, 35 (2). pp. 175-188. ISSN 02557614

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Several authors have noted that one of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze’s aims was to dissolve the mind–body dualism, typical of Cartesianism. However, there has been little research on the spirit–body connection, as it appears in Jaques-Dalcroze’s writings. The purpose of this document analysis is to understand how a hermeneutic phenomenological model for spirituality in music education can inform our understanding of spirituality in selected writings by Jaques-Dalcroze. In the adapted model holism, balance, aesthetic experience, and movement in time, space, and with energy emerged as core concepts. This gives us a much richer understanding of the Dalcroze approach than has hitherto been available and adds to a growing narrative about the spiritual as it pertains to Jaques-Dalcroze and the approach he initiated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Depositing User: Thomas Wise
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 11:02
URI: http://repository.rncm.ac.uk/id/eprint/22

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