1st World Festival of Indian Dance

Athens, Greece, 17-19 July 2023


You are invited to take part in the World Festival of Indian Dance. For the first time in history select performers from dozens of countries will appear at a single event.

A most respected organizer (a national dance theatre celebrating its 70th anniversary), a most illustrious venue (under the Acropolis of Athens, cradle of Western civilization), a high level audience (hundreds of dance professionals). This invitation is strictly personal – please do not forward this to others.


1. All forms of Indian classical dance: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Odissi, Sattriya etc.
2. Companies, duos or soloists, with or without live music
3. Performance between 5 min. for solos and up to 15 min. for companies
4. Performers must be members of the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO. Others are invited to apply for membership: www.CID-world.org
5. Schools can award the International Certification to their students at a special ceremony
6. Assistance in obtaining a visa to the European Union for performers and accompanying persons
7. Possibility to combine with holidays to a top tourist destination
8. Absentee performers can register to present online


An event endorsed by the International Dance Council CID
Information: https:/events.cid-world.org/indian-2023/