CONTEMPORARY – new perspectives in Hungarian music pedagogy
Realized by Philharmonia Hungary in cooperation with Norway Grants Music of Our Age – Musical Feet experimental educational project, applying elements of contemporary dance and eurythmics, was designed for schoolchildren, in order to bring classical music closer to the young generation. The project and the pedagogical module, elaborated in workshops over the course of the last six months, were introduced to the public on 25 April 2017 in Pécs.
At the event held in Kodály Centre Pécs, a DVD of a documentary and a book presenting the detailed pedagogical modules were available to the participating experts and interested teachers. The brochure gives a description of the theoretical framework of the project, revealing the possible effects of the competency-development program and the pedagogical module which, completed by the ready-to-use activity plans of the sessions, can be apply by teachers as specific methods to introduce contemporary music and dance in an experence-based way.
Barbara Di Blasio assistant professor was responsible to coordinate the educational modul project. In her presentantion she provided an overview of the artistic, psychological and pedagogical background of the experiment, detailing the competencies required in 21st century education that must be accommodated to the rapid changes of the world of teaching. She underlined the positive overall effects of artistic creativity on the personality and cultural standards, characterizing the experiment as a contemporary „gesamtkunstwerk”, a synthesis of the arts in which music and dance are aligned in harmony.
Philharmonia Hungary Non-profit Ltd offers top quality concert experiences for nearly 300 000 children every year As Szabolcs Szamosi organist and conductor, executive director of the Ltd pointed out: „The three-parted course ended in the spring of 2017 was focused on developing a new, experimental and teamwork-based educational model, based on methods that had been worked out by participating performers, students, music and dance experts. The results of their creative work were presented in March of 2017 at Music of Our Age Festival hosted by Philharmonia Hungary.”
Director-coreographer Csaba Horváth, professor of University of Theatre and Film Arts physical theater had been invited to lead the project as art director, supported by outstanding coreographers, musicians, teachers and theoreticians. The educational strategy of the project, based on creative music listening excercices, vocal trainings, eurhytmic and dance experiments, aimed to bring classical and contemporary music, along with the various branches of dance, closer to the elementary and secondary school children in an interactive, age-appropriate way.
The book on the educational module is available at András Beregi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information: www.filharmonia.hu