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CID Teleconference
Nature and dance
Thursday 12 May 2022


 You are cordially invited to attend the CID teleconference

Theme:    Nature and dance

Time:   Thursday 12 May 2022 at 18:30 Athens time

Language:     English

Organizer: Faliro Section of the CID (International Dance Council CID at UNESCO Paris)

Open to dance professionals only, free of charge.

To receive the link send your data to    ExecSec@CID-world.org

General information on meetings:    http://congress.CID-world.org

 
–  The Global Dance Directory is the official directory of the dance industry; it contains over 400,000 addresses in 200 countries.
–  The International Dance Council CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries.
–  Its members are the most prominent federations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries.
–  CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.
–  CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

 
International Dance Council CID (The United Nations of Dance)
CID, UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris, France
Tel.  +33 1 4568 4953   WhatsApp:  +33 6 1155 3111
www.CID-world.org    facebook.com/International.Dance.Council.CID

58th World Congress of Dance Research
Athens, 6-10 July 2022

You are cordially invited to the largest and oldest gathering of specialists. All forms of dance, all approaches (research, performance, teaching, therapy, recreation etc.). Approximately 300 professionals from 40 countries of the 5 continents attend each congress; 12 university professors from 9 countries in the Scientific Committee.

A presentation (optional) can be:
– Scientific research paper or Lecture-demonstration
– Demonstration class
– Performance by a company, a duo or a soloist
– Exhibition of items, or sale of publications
– Video presentation
Registrations are open. Absentee conferees are also accepted (presenting without being physically present). To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered conferees receive an official certificate.
Detailed information:   www.2022CongressAthens.cid-world.org

Central CID congress website: www.Congress.CID-world.org


The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2022

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org

 

    This message is written as rockets hit residential buildings and people fight in the streets. It is probably too optimistic to hope that people on the 29th of April will be dancing in the streets celebrating peace. The situation demands from dancers to show solidarity to other dancers. Individuality and ‘do it alone’ people are out of fashion.

Many people are eager to help but they risk falling victims of scam. It is very difficult to distinguish between genuine and fake organizations, websites, people, news etc. You can trust only those you have known for many years, only those with a long history of a serious policy you agree with – certainly not those who promise to do now what they have never done before. The past is the best guarantee for the future.

CID will not act as intermediary. We advocate direct person-to-person communication, assistance and collaboration. This is what we propose:

– Go to the Global Dance Directory. Type keywords like: name of city, type of dance etc. Try various keywords.

– Find dance professionals and call them, or ask CID for their email address.

– Tell them you care, ask what they need

– Send what you can

– Maintain contact, give courage to overcome hardships, prepare cooperation after the crisis.

This is not the moment for romantic outbursts on the virtues of dance and nice-sounding but vague assertions. Dance, after being severely hit by the pandemic is now hit by armed conflict and the prospect of cold war on a global scale. It is the time for concrete action and tangible results, a time for getting together to advance united.

Alkis Raftis
President of the International Dance Council
CID, UNESCO, Paris


 

The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2021

80 years ago, Europe around 1941: a great part of Europe is occupied, curfew is imposed, radio is forbidden, sometimes no electricity. Families stay long evening hours at home with nothing to do, under conditions leading to depression and nervous breakdown – they get desperate.

Grandparents come to the rescue – their memories go back to the time when people could produce their own enjoyment, when they did not depend on TV, on dining out, going to the cinema or attending events. They had active, not passive entertainment. Younger ones had lost the ability to take pleasure in relating stories, telling jokes, singing and dancing at home in good company.

The aged people became the soul of the party singing the old songs, dancing the dances and taking the whole family with them, plus the neighbors. This is how the half-forgotten songs and dances jumped one generation and survived, producing after the War a revival of folk dancing.

As dance professionals, think of your role in the present situation of pandemic, lockdown and curfew. People need you now and will need you after this crisis. You produce a vaccine against the virus of the soul: you know how to make people dance. You hear the call, answer it!

The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2020

Before film and video, dance used to be “the evanescent art” – choreographies throughout history have disappeared while masterpieces of painting, sculpture, poetry, or theater remain for thousands of years. The widespread use of video has revolutionized the art of dance; its contribution is invaluable.

Dance Day 2020 is celebrated in cooperation with the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (CICT/ICFT), a partner of UNESCO just like CID. The general theme is “Youth-Dance-Video.” Choreographers and dance school directors are encouraged to produce a work executed by dancers under 18, record it on video and send it to be screened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

This short choreographic piece should be inspired by values defended by UNESCO; for example: intercultural and interreligious dialogue; anti-doping; promoting shared history and memory for reconciliation; protect, promote, and transmit heritage; culture of peace, non-violence, and sustainable development; poverty, climate change, natural disasters, and social inequities.

You will find more values, such as equality, democracy, peace, and human values, at the portals of UNESCO and the United Nations. The challenge is how to portray such abstract notions through concerted movement on stage. The most important objective is for your young dancers to understand the importance of one or more of these values and to engage in expressing them.

On Dance Day the attention of the world is directed towards the art of dance. Video serves us immensely as a simple means for recording and disseminating our creative work. This year, dance and video will combine in celebrating the uplifting of humanity towards the noble goals set by its summit organizations.

Alkis Raftis
President of the International Dance Council
CID, UNESCO, Paris

  1. The official message for Dance Day is sent to dance professionals in 200 countries. Translate the message to your language, post it online, send it to the media. Find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
  1. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 and coordinated by CID, aims at attracting attention to the art of dance. It is celebrated by millions of dancers around the globe. On that day dance professionals organize an activity addressing an audience different from their usual one.

–  The International Dance Council CID is the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

–  Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 170 countries.

–  CID was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.

–  CID is official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

International Dance Council CID Conseil International de la Danse
CID c/o UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953 WhatsApp +33 6 1155 3111

www.CID-world.org www.DanceDay.CID-world.org
https://www.facebook.com/DanceDayOfficial/


O ομαδικός τάφος με τους δεσμώτες στο Φάληρο
source: http://www.iefimerida.gr

Χορεύοντας με τους Αρχαίους Ελληνες

Παράσταση αρχαίου χορού, 25 Ιανουαρίου ώρα 19:00 στο Δημαρχείο Παλαιού Φαλήρου (Τερψιχόρης 51 και Αρτέμιδος) από την Ομάδα Αρχαίας Ορχησης του Θεάτρου «Δόρα Στράτου», είσοδος ελεύθερη. Διοργάνωση Τμήματος Πειραιά του CID.