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55th World Congress of Dance Research
Athens, 1-5 July 2020

CID congresses are the largest gatherings of dance specialists world-wide, the best opportunity to showcase one’s work to a wide audience of practitioners, dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists, organizers and suppliers.

Approximately 300 conferees from 40 countries of the 5 continents attend each event.

Intended primarily for professionals, the Congress is at the same time an educational event and a trade fair focused on contacts with colleagues and informal discussions.

All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions or open conferences.

The program includes:

– Lectures on original subjects

– Classes, where teachers give a demonstration of their method

– Performances by dance companies, duos or solos

– Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.

– Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting or dance to local music.

– Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.

This is an official event organized by the national Dora Stratou Dance Theater as well as the Athens and Faliro Sections of CID. It is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, the National UNESCO Commission, the Region of Athens and the City of Athens.

Submitting a presentation is optional. Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will be included in the program and in the proceedings website visited by tens of thousands of dance professionals all over the world.

To apply for a visa and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate.

For up-to-date information visit regularly the Congress website:

http://2020CongressAthens.cid-world.org

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


The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2020

www.DanceDay.CID-world.org

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/


The official message for
Dance Day
29 April 2019
www.DanceDay.CID-portal.org

When dancing, people sometimes transcend to the realm of the supernatural; music and movement combined fuse body and mind to an elevated state. This ecstatic experience liberates, extends deeper into one’s inner dimension, uniting the person with the universe.

When creating, choreographers sometimes succeed in producing in the spectator a connection with the sacred, the esoteric, the superbly unknown. Further than recreation and art, dance then becomes a vehicle of elevated conscience, a quest for the ultimate meaning. Such choreography leads beyond the observable, the experienced and the known.

Deliades – dancing nymphs on the island of Delos in ancient Greece. Devadasis – temple attendants preserving classical traditions Bharatanatyam and Odissi in India. Sufi Dervishes – followers of the Persian poet Rumi, with their whirling dance. Aztec priests “singing with the feet” in pre-Hispanic Mexico. Spirituality has always been present in dancing.

Presently we witness the rapid proliferation of liturgical dance, especially in the Americas. Dance returns as practice of worship, physical form of prayer, expression of devotion to God. Thousands of ministers-choreographers are trained and establish their own congregations. In some places dance ministries outnumber conventional dance schools.

The theme we propose for Dance Day and for events in 2019 is Dance and Spirituality.

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

  1. The official message for Dance Day is mailed to dance professionals in 200 countries. Ask for a translation or translate the message to your language; send it to the media. You can find guidelines for your own celebration as well as previous DD messages at www.danceday.CID-portal.org
  1. Dance Day, every year on 29 April, established in 1982 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  –  Conseil International de la Danse
CID  c/o UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris 15, France
Tel. +33 1 4568 4953     Mob. +33 6 1155 3111
ExecSec@CID-portal.org    www.CID-world.org    www.danceday.CID-portal.org
https://www.facebook.com/DanceDayOfficial/

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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.