Expanding Our Definition of Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Trent T. Gilliss

was the founding executive editor of On Being Studios.

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February 24th, 2012

Kathy Thomsen, president of the Dalcroze Society of America, took issue with the way we described the function of Dalcroze…

Desmond Tutu smiles during his visit with Krista Tippett in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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February 16th, 2012

During our interview a few months before he retired in 2010, the Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu shared this heart-wrenching story…

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February 16th, 2012

The music that kicks off this week’s show with Meredith Monk was selected with a great deal of deliberation. The…

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February 12th, 2012

Stephanie Coontz’s provocative opinion piece in today’s New York Times touches on some interesting dilemmas facing men and women in…

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February 12th, 2012

A joyful story on how bluegrass music brought together a country music star and klezmer virtuoso to record the classic 18th-century hymn, “The Lord Will Provide.”

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February 11th, 2012

Rep. Walsh’s speech and story showcases the best of political discussion and civil debate, no matter what side of the issue you support. Oh, if we could all model this kind of civility in our public and private lives. Just marvelous. Be sure to watch this 4-minute speech.

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February 10th, 2012

Check out the friendly repartee we had with Nicholas Kristof this morning. When I first read his tweet, I’ll admit…

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February 10th, 2012

Andrew Efimov’s dramatic time-lapse of the St. Petersburg, Russia is bursting with violins, skylines, fireworks, cargo ships and racing cars. What…

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February 3rd, 2012

“No matter what the weather is, we always have a will to live.” ~Kaaleeraq Mathaeussen, Inuit fisherman In a village…

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February 2nd, 2012

Turkey is most definitely on our brains. As it turns out, we’ll be making a production trip in June (yay!)…

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January 25th, 2012

This infographic from the National Post does an incredible job of illustrating what is politically important at the current moment and in…

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January 24th, 2012

The beautiful world of Tumblr delivers a gem to the threshold of our blogging door with this marvelous rendition of…

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January 22nd, 2012

Isolate the musical notes of the first violin playing the fourth movement of Ferdinand Ries’ second symphony. Then create a…

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January 20th, 2012

This is storytelling at its finest and its darkest, but Auslander’s wry sense of humor and delivery give the heaviness of the situation a light touch.

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January 16th, 2012

Rarely are larger-than-life historical figures relatable as human beings. For me, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a character of history…

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January 14th, 2012

A few days before the holiday break, we flew to the Motor City for an interview with Grace Lee Boggs…

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January 12th, 2012

Look no further than Nina Totenberg for an incisive report on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v….

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January 7th, 2012

The Dalai Lama presents Krista Tippett with a khata after their conversation at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. (photo: Cindy…

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January 6th, 2012

One of the wonderful stories Rosanne Cash shares in this week’s show is about an intimate moment with her father…

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January 3rd, 2012

The process of conserving The Jefferson Bible is interesting in its own right, and reading it is even more intriguing.

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January 2nd, 2012

From one of Woody Guthrie’s journals dated January 31st, 1942, the great singer-songwriter reminds us that having a healthy dose…

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June 17th, 2011

Here’s an improvisational exercise Bobby McFerrin shared with Krista that we’d like you to try. Listen to his easy instructions and try it. Tell us what you think.

A young Mormon passes out flyers to immigrants for an English-speaking course in Sydney, Australia.
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January 25th, 2008

One of the most time-consuming and rewarding parts of my job is sifting through hundreds, if not thousands, of images…

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January 20th, 2008

Dorothea Lange’s primarily known for her iconic portrait of the “migrant mother.” But, some of her lesser-known work on behalf of the…

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January 19th, 2008

I’m confused. An immense amount of media coverage has been dedicated this past year to philanthropic organizations associated with high-power people…

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January 18th, 2008

The List Universe assembles all types of “top 15” lists. Well, they’ve started a series on religious and atheist thinkers….

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January 13th, 2008

This “Pic of the Day” from The First Post is one of the more ethereal images I’ve seen in some time….

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January 7th, 2008

Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate religious holidays according to the Julian calendar, and so, today, followers remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Here’s…

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December 24th, 2007

This wonderful anecdote about the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel brings deeper meaning to the holiday season and cultural relations:…

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December 18th, 2007

One of the most difficult aspects of working at Minnesota Public Radio is that I often don’t get a chance…

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November 29th, 2007

Yesterday, Krista had an interesting discussion with Greg Epstein, a humanist chaplain at Harvard. With the holiday season coming up…

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November 22nd, 2007

More than any other art form, photography —— whether it’s photojournalism, fine art, or family Polaroids —— somehow speaks to…

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October 26th, 2007

Being a homeowner who has gutted and rehabbed a number of residences now, I’ve come to learn that materials really…

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October 23rd, 2007

Not all projects turn out as planned for the Rural Studio and its clients. A resident of Akron, Alabama had…

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October 14th, 2007

This is one of the signature public structures built under Sam Mockbee’s direction in 2000. The chapel was intended to serve as…

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October 11th, 2007

The foundation has been laid and now the heavy lifting begins for second-year students at the Rural Studio. They completely…

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October 10th, 2007

David Buege, the interim director of Rural Studio while Andrew Freear is on sabbatical, questions the long-term effectiveness of green…

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