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international centre of documentation

The Documentation Centre of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze provides students and researchers alike with numerous resources relating to Dalcroze Eurhythmics and its history, to the heritage of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, and to related cultural and scientific fields.

a wealth of documentary material

Its archives attract numerous specialists, doctoral students, and visitors from all over the world every year.

Created in 1985, with the collaboration of Gabriel Jaques-Dalcroze, founder’s son, the International Documentation Centre (CID) provides a wealth of documentary material.

An “International Documentation Centre of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze” fund, created in January 2011, makes documents that are part of its heritage available to a large public and contributes to its influence. It is funded through the generosity of various institutions or foundations.

The CID offers for consultation:

  • the documentary resources used by E. Jaques-Dalcroze
  • the archives of the review Le Rythme
  • articles written by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze
  • press clippings
  • correspondence, copies of letters from and to Jaques-Dalcroze
  • show programs, conferences, and demonstrations
  • documents concerning Dalcroze Eurhythmics around the world …
  • For conservation reasons, consultation of the archives must be authorised by management and the documents can only be viewed on site.

other resources

Other archives, scores and manuscripts by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze are available for consultation at the Geneva Library Bibliothèque de Genève (fonds Emile Jaques-Dalcroze).

The collection of photographs – part of which is digitised, is now located at the Geneva Iconography Centre Centre d’Iconographie genevoise (keywords: rythmique, Jaques-Dalcroze, Hellerau, etc.).

handwritten notebooks by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze

Emile Jaques-Dalcroze’s Notebooks were donated to the Geneva Library in 2014, in order to best guarantee their conservation.

They have been fully digitised. Of particular interest are the first volume dating from 1908, and volume 73, dating from 1936 to 1938 – which discusses “Plastique animée”.

Download the cahier
Download the cahier

Other digitised volumes can be made available to you upon request. Do not hesitate to contact the librarian.

writings on the Jaques-Dalcroze method

To facilitate the distribution of writings on the Jaques-Dalcroze method, the documentation centre now offers a certain number of texts online:


Soazig Mercier, head librarian
check our page dedicated to our library
phone: +41 022 718 37 70

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